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.
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.
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.
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.