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
Art Nouveau silver and enamel pendant from the Charles Horner workshop. Enamel is lustrous blue upon a textured ground. The elegant Art Nouveau floral form is enhanced with a pendant pearl drop. A similar pendant is pictured in "Charles Horner of Halifax," by Lawson. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1911. 1 1/8" L.
Stunning Art Nouveau wine or Champagne cooler. The hammered copper cooler has pendant grapes, leaves and vines in high relief upon its front. Fluid whiplash brass handles are mounted upon the sides. An undulating top rim completes the form. Made by the Carl Deffner workshop in Esslingen, Germany circa 1900. Deffner produced Jugendstil design of the highest order and has works represented in the collection of the Brohan Museum in Berlin. 9 1/8" H., 12 1/8" W. to handles
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.
High Art Nouveau silver plate photo frame. Rising flowers and vines in relief adorn the splendid example. A detailed scene with a dog gazing at his bowl among playful birds is upon the lower section. Wooden easel back. England circa 1900. 7" W., 10 3/4" H.; 3 1/2" W., 5 1/4" H. photo
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.
Fine Art Nouveau silver jardiniere with Art Nouveau maidens representing the arts. One strokes a lyre while the other holds a painter's brush and palette. Reticulated flowers and interlacing vines complete the design along with naturalistic openwork handles. A cut-crystal liner rests within. Stamped marks for the Martin Mayer workshop of Mainz, Germany along with 835 Fine Silver marks, circa 1900. Artists commissioned by Mayer include Peter Behrens and Hans Christiansen. 3 7/8" H., 5" W., 11" L.
Tall English Art Nouveau wine bottle stand has swirling, whiplash florals about the circumference. The robust form with its crimped top rests upon a waving, stepped base with rounded supports. Flanking handles have leaf forms in sculpted relief. Quite elegant! Made in England circa 1905. 8 1/2" H., 7 5/8" W. at base
Lovely and elegant Art Nouveau biscuit barrel made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. The green- shaded- to-clear crystal is hand-cut with robust Art Nouveau flowers and fronds. The cover has an applied floral finial. 8" H., 5 1/2" 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 catalogue. Firm's marks beneath. 7 1/2" W. to handles, 8" H.
Stunning design! Made by the well-known Birmingham designer James Fenton. Art Nouveau shield-form pendant, with a hammered silver finish, has vibrant purple and blue enamel curving designs at its corners. An enamel oval cabouchon is at the center. A foliate enamel drop completes the lovely pendant. Hallmarks: James Fenton, Birmingham 1909. 1 5/8" to drop.
Lovely Art Nouveau pendant enameled in lustrous aqua and blues. An interlacing silver foliate is in relief upon the enamel work with an additional enamel element rising on a chain above. A drop pearl suspension completes the elegant example from this famous workshop. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1912. 1 1/4" L. pendant; 3 1/4" L. with suspended enamel
Lovely Art Nouveau bronze in the style of Alphonse Mucha. A maiden draped in a flowing gown sweetly holds a hand to her cheek. The fluid casting patinated in olive and deep golden tones stands upon a mottled green marble base. Inscribed Matin. Stamped Geschutzt in the bronze. Germany, circa 1900. 8 3/4" H.
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.
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.