Large Art Nouveau figural mirror. A lovely Alphonse Mucha-inspired maiden forms the mirror's stand. She gazes upward into her own boudoir mirror as her sweeping gown forms a tray beneath. The stunning high Art Nouveau design retains its original double-bevel curving mirror. A detailed cast bird in flight completes the polished pewter form. Germany circa 1900. 14"W., 18 1/2" H.
Stunning Art Nouveau Doulton Lambeth stoneware vase. Bulbous, baluster form has a celadon background with a large panel of energetically interlacing vines in high relief upon a cobalt ground. Rising flowers in relief further enhance the vase with glazes ranging from blues to sienna tones. Impressed Doulton Lambeth marks for period beginning circa 1902 to 1924. Decorator marks include those of Marion Holbrook. 13 3/8" H.
WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) Art Nouveau chamberstick with a stylized, sweeping, open handle. The unusual example has a hinged top storage compartment to hold matches. A striker is built into the top. The lovely Jugendstil design has foliates in relief to complete the design. Illustrated in the well-known WMF 1906 catalogue, page 117. Firm's marks upon the handle. Germany circa 1900. 5" W., 7" L.
Art Nouveau wine bottle stand made by the WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1907. The silvered pewter reticulated form has interlacing Celtic-inspired elements upon the sides as well as on each of its footed supports. Firm's marks beneath. 3 1/8" H., 4 3/4" W.
Magnificent WMF bottle stand. Three nude sea sirens clasp hands as they encircle the stand among choppy, rising waves. A triped 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.
Stunning example from the well-regarded Orivit workshop of Cologne, Germany, circa 1904. The pewter framework with its reticulated, undulating vines has robust Jungendstil handles and rests upon its contrasting stained wood bottom. Firm's marks beneath pewter surround. Pictured in the book titled, " Orivit," page 131. 12 1/2" W., 19 1/2" L.
Stunning design! Made by the well-known Birmingham designer James Fenton. Art Nouveau pendant is oval-form with a rising heart-and-foliate pattern in relief. Two enamel pendant drops further enhance the elegant Art Nouveau design. Lush enamels are in vibrant blues, aqua and purple. Fenton, along with noted designers Archibald Knox and Charles Horner, created the genre of design that was often retailed at Liberty & Co. Hallmarks: James Fenton, Birmingham 1908. 3" L.
Lovely Art Nouveau Doulton Lambeth stoneware vase. The bold, bulbous, baluster form with its upward-turned opening, is glazed in cobalt blue. Five large heart-form leaves with detailed relief beading are glazed in celadon. Additional leaves as well as pendant Art Nouveau foliates are glazed in light blue, gold and dark green. Impressed marks as well as workshop marks for Miss B. Harman, circa 1904. 11 1/8" H.
This extraordinary Art Nouveau wine cooler depicts three different German castle scenes from the Rhine and Mosel Valleys. Cast in detailed relief. Made by the well-known firm WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1900. Illustrated on page 109 in "Art Nouveau Domestic Metalwork," a reprint of the firm's original 1906 catalogue. Marks upon base. Exquisite! 11 5/8" H., 7 5/8" W.
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-language catalogue. Firm's marks beneath. 7 1/2" W. to handles, 8" H.
Robust reticulated Art Nouveau silver bases have stylized foliates in relief. A tall removable crystal liner rests within each support. Made in Bremen, Germany by the well-regarded Koch & Bergfeld workshop, circa 1902. Koch & Bergfeld Judendstil designs were created by some of the most accomplished artists of the day, including Albin Muller and Hugo Levin. Firm's marks beneath along with 800 fine silver marks and Austrian import marks. Dimensions: 5 1/4" L., 4" D., 7 3/4" H.
Extraordinary wine or claret Jug from the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop, made in Germany circa 1900. The tall fine-cut crystal glass carafe shaded from green to clear is cut with robust rambling florals and vines in the Moser style. The Art Nouveau silvered pewter mount and hinged cover depict the same florals in detailed relief. An undulating whiplash handle and a reticulated vine finial complete the elegant naturalistic form. Photo of an example of this carafe is pictured in Antique Collectors Club reprint of the firm's well-known 1906 catalogue, color plate II. A drawing of the design is illustrated on page 137 as well. WMF mark impressed upon the handle. Dimensions: 15 3/4" H.
Lovely Art Nouveau bottle stand with reticulated flowers and vines rising upon its top. Banded elements along with bun feet are further adornments. Made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1907. Firm's marks beneath. 3 1/4" H., 4 1/4" W.
Lovely, romanticized Art nouveau form. Silver tea strainer has calla lilies and stems as its handles. The strainer has crimped, undulating, rolled edges and is gilded within. Made by the well-regarded Wilhelm Binder workshop of Schwabisch Gmund, Germany, circa 1900. Firm's stamp, along with 800 Fine Silver marks upon the stem. 5 1/8" L.
Antique wild board tusk corkscrew. An elaborate Art Nouveau silver mount adorns the underside of the tusk. A complementing silver cap with foliate detail enhances the end to complete the design. American circa 1900. 6" W., 4 7/8" L.
Fine silver overlay Loetz Papillon glass vase. The cobalt blue vase has lustrous, iridescent oil-spot decoration in golden-aqua with violet highlights. Extensively chased silver overlays of cascading florals. A chased silver collar completes the stunning example. Austria circa 1900. 4 1/4" H.
Remarkable pair of Art Nouveau candelabra. Each maiden emerges from a swirling base formed by the flowing drape of her garment. The detailed, fluidly cast figures lean upon naturalistically curving, reticulated vines which uphold flower-form candle cups. The undulating, open flower heads form bobeches. Impeccable Art Nouveau in the manner of Claude Bonnefond. Impressed workshop marks beneath. France circa 1900. 12 3/4" H., 9 1/2" W.
Stunning Art Nouveau sterling silver letter rack. The two-section holder, with its undulating form, has rambling florals and vines in relief. The impeccable Art Nouveau example was made by the famous Gorham silver workshop in Rhode Island. Date mark symbol 1901. 2 1/4" D., 6 1/2" W., 5 3/4" H.