Absolutely charming! Leatherbound book with sterling silver Art Nouveau cover. Burgundy leather with gilded title: "Royal Bijou Birthday Book." Silver florals in relief, as well as "BIRTHDAYS," are all Art Nouveau. Each birthdate is accompanied by its own poem by famous poets such as: Wordsworth, Burns, Milton and Tennyson. Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode, His Majesty's Printers. Very few entries to dates within its 377 pages. Marbelized first and last pages along with gilded page edges. Hallmarks: S. Blanckinsee, Birmingham 1905. 5/8" D., 1 7/8" W., 2 3/8" H.
Stunning Art Nouveau pendant from the Charles Horner workshop. A stylized, elongated foliate, as well as a suspended drop, are richly enameled in blues, green and aqua. A lustrous mabe pearl adorns the center of the lovely design. 1 7/8" L. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1909. A similar pendant pictured in "Charles Horner of Halifax," by Lawson.
Lovely Art Nouveau pendant from the famous Charles Horner workshop in sterling silver and enamel. An oval enamel in lustrous cobalt and turquois is surrounded by reticulated foliates. Three round enamels as well as a suspended drop, all in purples, further enhance the elegant Art Nouveau design. 1 1/2" L. Signed with Charles Horner's well-known, intertwined CH registered trademark; Chester circa 1915. A similar pendant is pictured in "Charles Horner of Halifax," by Lawson.
Reticulated design typifies the fluidity of Art Nouveau with rambling, interlacing florals and vines. Top circumference is highlighted with open flower heads. Four footed florettes support the elegant bottle stand. Made by WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1907. Firm's makrs beneath.4 3/4" W., 4 1/8" H.
Highly stylized Doulton Lambeth Art Nouveau stoneware vase with robust, interlacing, tube-lined florals and vines. The tall, baluster form has energetic decoration in olive greens, light blues and sienna in relief against a mottled, rich blue and olive ground. Among artist marks are those of well-known Florence E. Barlow. The artist won many awards at exhibitions throughout her longevity at the Lambeth pottery, active 1873-1909. Impressed workshop marks along with date mark for 1904. 15" H.
Stunning design! A robust wide band of foliates in high relief encircles the wine, or Champagne cooler. Curving handles with scroll elements further enhance the elegant form. Made by the Orivit workshop, well-known for fine Art Nouveau design in Cologne, Germany circa 1910. 9 1/4" H., 11 1/2" W. to handles
Art Nouveau Doulton Lambeth stoneware vases. Tall, cylindrical-form pair with pinched, flaring necks. Glazed in mottled celadon with central, cobalt-glazed panels. Four relief florals rise toward the top in mocha and light blue with additional flowerheads as well as draped beading in light blues. Impressed workshop mark beneath along with artist marks for Lily Partington and Louisa Ayling, circa 1906 to 1922. 14 1/4" H. each
Fine figural Art Nouveau silvered pewter liqueur service depicting a maiden upholding a cut crystal decanter. A fluid Jugendstil base holds six cordial tumblers. Stylized hand-cutting upon the decanter and tumblers is in a Secession design. Designed by Albert Mayer for WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1900. Firm's marks impressed upon base. Illustrated in "Art Nouveau Domestic Metalwork from Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik 1906," page XXXVII and page 129. 14 1/4" H., 13 1/4" L.
Simply beautiful Jugendstil bottle stand with undulating and reticulated design rising above an octagonal base. Made by the Orivit workshop in Germany circa 1904. An example pictured in the book titled, "Orivit," page 67. 3 5/8" H. 5 1/4" W.
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.
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.
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, 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.