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
WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) Modernist wine or Champagne cooler of elongated quatrefoil form. Designed to accommodate two bottles. Unusual, difficult-to-find size. Firm's marks beneath. Germany circa 1930's. 8 3/8" H., 7" W., 14 3/4" L. to handles
Fine Art Deco design. Wine or Champagne cooler with deep bandings about the Modernist form. Angular, carved ebonized wooden handles flank the sides. Made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany, circa 1930's. 7 3/4" H., 10 1/2" W. to handles
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.
Tall wine bottle stand with pendant, triangular mount geometric handles. The top has complementing Art Deco designs in relief. Marks beneath for the jeweler, F.K. Perkin & Sons of Wakefield. England circa 1925. 6 3/4" H., 6" W. to handles
Very nice example of this highly collected corkscrew. The two-color celluloid is a rosy flesh tone with green-and-white striped stockings and nickel high-button boots. Influenced by the "Can-Can" dancers of the 19th century Moulin Rouge era Paris. Made in Germany circa 1895. 2 5/8" L. closed; 5 1/4" fully open
Sterling silver caps are mounted upon both ends of the staghorn corkscrew. The horn is nicely textured for a comfortable grip. Bell feature upon the worm. American, circa 1900. 4 7/8" W., 5 5/8" L.
Lovely old Sheffield plate wine funnel with raised foliate border. A floral clip is upon its side. A hand-pierced, star-pattern strainer completes the design. Sheffield circa 1830. 3 7/8" W., 5 1/8" L.
Lovely Art Deco design. Ice cooler has triple-loop handles upon the sides. Six rows of banded detail further complements the design. Made in France circa 1930's. 5 1/4" H., 6 18/" W. to handles
Unusual example of a high Art Deco biscuit box or covered ice cooler. The crystal box is cut with geometric triangular patterns and fits upon its own tray. Concentric Art Deco designs in relief are on the tray as well as upon the complementing cover. A geometric handle completes the design. England circa 1930. 4 1/2" H., 6 1/2" W., 8 1/4" L.
Lovely Art Deco-era crystal ice pail. The cooler, with its bale handle and silvered mounts, is cut into Modernist florals within geometric panels. It retains the original ice drain that rests within. Made by the Charles S. Green workshop in Birmingham circa 1930's. 4 3/4" W., 5 3/4" H., 10 1/4" H. to handle
Pair of Victorian wine coasters with a reticulated, spiraling floral pattern. Each coaster has beaded detail along with turned wood bottoms. Sheffield circa 1890. 5 1/2" W., 2" H.
Very fine Art Nouveau pitcher made by WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1900. A fully cast figure of a mermaid forms the undulating handle. Her tail fins merge with applied reticulated foliates in relief upon the tall form. Abundant Art Nouveau florals in relief upon the surface complete this extraordinary example by this highly regarded workshop. A similar form is pictured in the firm's well-known 1906 catalogue, page 138. Marks beneath. 14 3/4" H.
Exquisite example of a tall, high Art Nouveau wine bottle stand made by the WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany, circa 1900. Sweeping whiplash handles flank the sides of the reticulated Jugendstil form. An example is illustrated on page 154 of the well-known WMF 1900 English catalogue. Firm's marks beneath. 7 1/2" W. to handles, 8" H.
Art- Deco-era ice cooler, with its lobed-form bottom, has half-moon scoop handles. Engine-turned bandings about the circumference complete the unusual form. France circa 1925. 4 5/8" H., 6" W. to handles
Stunning Art Nouveau wine bottle stand made in Vienna by the Argentor workshop circa 1902. A frieze of elegant reticulated foliates rises above a raised support base. The tops of the six-leaf forms create a scallop-design opening. The Argentor firm, located in Wimbergerstrasser in Vienna, was founded by Ernst Russ and Adolf Wilhelm Hetzel. Illustrated in an early Argentor Werke catalog, page 82. 4 1/2" H.
Very fine quality sterling silver and crystal ice cooler made by the well-known Mappin & Webb. Crystal is cut into nine panels with curving fan patterns. Top is mounted with a silver frame along with notched and curving Art Deco handles. Complete with its original silver ice drainer to allow water to settle beneath the ice cubes. Hallmarks upon both drainer as well as top mount: Mappin & Webb, Sheffield 1937. 4 3/8" H., 7 1/2" W. to handles
Interlacing, high Art Nouveau rambling vines adorn the wine bottle stand. A central maiden with cascading hair in the manner of Alphonse Mucha is upon two sides of the stunning design. Made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1900. Impressed marks beneath. 3 1/4" H., 4 1/8" W.