Tall Art Nouveau wine, or Champagne cooler. The elegant, bold form has open, sweeping handles with Vienna Secession elements. Stylized Jugendstil florals are in relief within a panel about its circumference. The nickel-on-brass cooler was made in Germany circa 1905. 11 1/4" H., 9 1/2" W. to handles
Lovely British cocktail tray with open sweeping Art Nouveau handles. The round form has applique work beneath the extended handles and is supported by three bun feet. Made by John Collyer in Birmingham circa 1905. 14" W.
Stunning high Art Nouveau sterling silver photo frame. Robust undulating florals and vines in high relief ramble about the textured surface. The frame with rounded corners is curved at its top. Retains original blue velvet backing. Hallmarks: Francis Webb, Birmingham 1904. 5 5/8" W., 8" H.; 3 5/8" W.,5 1/4" H., photo
Lovely English Art Nouveau sterling silver snuff box. An elegant Alphonse Mucha influence maiden with cascading hair is in relief upon the top. Interior is gilded. Hallmarks: Cornelius Saunders & James Shepherd, Birmingham 1902. 1" H., 2 1/4" W.
Lovely Art Nouveau vesta, or match cover, made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. An Art Nouveau maiden with cascading hair, reminiscent of Alphonse Mucha, is upon its front. Illustrated on page 119 in the reprint of the WMF 1906 catalogue published by The Antique Collectors' Club. 1 1/8" W., 1 3/4" L.
Stunning Art Nouveau design. Sterling silver and enamel pendant from the well-known Charles Horner workshop. An openwork medallion has Vienna Secession influence elements along with a central set pearl. A round suspension rises above and two droplets are below. Rich enamels are in royal blue, green and aqua with a delicate floral pattern seen beneath. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1917. 2 1/2" H. suspension to droplets
Lovely enameled sterling silver pendant fashioned as an elegant Celtic knot. A complementing medallion is suspended above, all in lustrous aqua, green and purple enamels. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1908. A similar example illustrated in "Charles Horner of Halifax," by Lawson, page 88. 1 7/8" L. (suspension with pendant)
Art Nouveau sterling silver and enamel pendant from the Charles Horner workshop. Delicate reticulated heart-shape leaves cascade from an oval enamel medallion. An additional enamel pear-shape suspension drops from the foliates. Enamels are in vibrant blue and aqua tones. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1911. 1 3/8" L.
Stunning example from the well-regarded Orivit workshop of Cologne, Germany, circa 1904. The pewter framework, with its reticulated, undulating vines, has robust Jugendstil handles and rests upon its contrasting stained wood bottom. Firm's marks beneath pewter surround. Pictured in the book title, "Orivit," page 131. 12 1/2" W., 19 1/2" L.
Lovely Art Nouveau frame made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. The elegant form has sweeping whiplash vines as well as florals in relief. Firm's marks upon the bottom. Illustrated in the 1906 catalog reprinted by the Antiques Collectors Club, page 305. 6" W., 9 1/8" H.; 3 5/8" W., 5" H.
Magnificent WMF bottle stand. Three nude sea sirens clasp hands as they encircle the stand among choppy, rising waves. A tripod support of lily pads and flowers upholds the stand with pendant grapes festooning above. WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop marks beneath. Germany circa 1907. 4 1/4" H., 5 1/8" W.
Beautifully stylized Doulton Lambeth stoneware jardiniere. Interlacing robust foliates as well as whiplash vines are tube lined. Glazed in royal and light blues along with celadon and sepia brown. Unusual mottled, sponged effect upon surface. Impressed Doulton Lambeth marks for period circa 1902 along with decorator marks for Jane Rumbol. 7 3/4" H., 8 1/2" W.
Scrolling ribbon-like vines and orchids in relief float about the elegant, large Art Nouveau sterling silver frame. The design is enhanced with a textured background and a central scrolling cartouche upon the top. Hallmarks: Walker & Hall, Birmingham 1903. 9 3/8" W., 11 3/8" H.; 5 7/8" W., 7 7/8" H. photo
Lovely sterling silver Art Nouveau photo frame. Rambling flowers and vines adorn the fluid Art Nouveau form. A detailed scene depicts a maiden holding a bird and basket as she reaches to gather flowers while a child gazes toward her. Wooden easel back. Hallmarks: James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield 1906. 7 1/2" W., 9 1/2" H.; 3 1/2" W., 5 1/4" H. photo
Antique oak box with Art Nouveau sterling silver mounts. Each of the corner silver appliques has florals along with undulating vines upon a hammered background. Wool felt lining. Hallmarks: Charles S. Green, Birmingham 1905. 2 1/4" H., 3 5/8" W., 4 3/4" L.
Stunning Art Nouveau photo frame made by the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1905. The tall Jugendstil form has Secession elements along with reticulated, curving florals. Signed upon the back with the firm's mark. Illustrated on page 305 in the well-known WMF 1906 catalogue published by the Antique Collectors Club. 7 1/4" W., 11 3/4" H.
Lovely Art Nouveau sterling- silver-top boudoir jar. A scene in high relief depicts a pair of birds among cascading flowers and is gilded beneath. Crystal jar is extensively cut. Hallmarks: J. Aitkin & Son; Birmingham 1904. 2 7/8" H., 3 1/4" W.
Art Nouveau Doulton Lambeth stoneware vases. Tall, cylindrical-form pair with pinched, flaring necks. Glazed in Mottled blues with celadon glazed panels. Four relief florals rise toward the top in golden-mocha and cobalt-blue with additional flower heads as well as draped beading in contrasting light tones. Impressed workshop marks beneath along with artist's marks for Maude Bowden and Lily Partington, circa 1906 to 1922. 14" H.