Extraordinary English sterling silver Art Nouveau card case. A distinct Alphonse- Mucha-influence maiden is in high relief upon its front. The profile, with cascading hair and elaborate headband, is reminiscent of Mucha's depictions of Sarah Bernhardt. Floral and scrolling patterns in relief further enhance the lovely case, which accommodates a present-day, business-card size. Hallmarks: Clifford & Norris, Birmingham 1902. 2 3/4" W., 3 7/8" H.
A fine figural Art Nouveau pewter Champagne cooler. A lovely, romanticized maiden harvests grapes from their vines. She hovers above a detailed relief scene of mountains, castles and the Rhine Valley, which is depicted around the circumference of the vessel. Naturalistic relief grape leaves and stems form opposing handles. A truly extraordinary example of Art Nouveau made in Germany circa 1900. 11 3/4" H., 7 1/2" W. at top, 9" W. at base
Art Nouveau silvered pewter letter opener made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1910. A detailed dog's head among Art Nouveau foliates is upon the top of the opener's blade. 8" L.
Jugendstil-design tray with sweeping sides. Reticulated angular handles as well as Secession-influence elements complete the pewter frame surrounding the inset oak bottom. Marks for the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop, circa 1905. Illustrated in the WMF 1906 catalogue, page 181. 8 1/2" W., 15" L.
Round pottery tray with robust Art Nouveau florals glazed in cobalt blue with two tones of gray upon a white ground. A pierced gallery enhances the surround. Germany circa 1905. 12" W., 1 1/8" H.
Lovely box with pottery inset upon its hinged top. Interlacing high Art Nouveau design glazed in deep blue and gold upon a white ground. Box made of nickel; Germany circa 1905. 2 7/8" H., 4 1/2" W.
Most unusual example of a fine Art Nouveau silver card case. Rambling vines along with daffodils in high relief are upon the cover of the case. The case, with its spring mechanism, opens to reveal a beautifully fitted interior of moire silk. Each side has a gusset pocket to hold a card. The form accommodates modern- day-size business cards. Impressed marks for 800 fine silver along with maker stamp: Germany circa 1900. 2 5/8" W., 4" L.
Beautiful and bold Art Nouveau sterling silver frame. Undulating borders surround a hammered surface on the large form. Original lush velvet easel back. Hallmarks: Henry Matthews, Birmingham 1905. 8 1/2" W., 11 1/2" H., 5 7/8" W., 8 1/8" H. photo
WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) Art Nouveau basket with florals and berries in relief upon its rising sides. A figural winged maiden fashioned as the handle. Designed by Albert Mayer, circa 1907. Firm's marks beneath. 6 3/4" W., 3 1/2" H.
Lovely, romanticized Art Nouveau wine bottle stand from the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany, circa 1907. Flowing florals rise above a series of six fish as they swim through wave-like Art Nouveau tendrils. Workshop marks beneath. 3" H., 4 3/4" W.
Elegant Art Nouveau enameled pendant from the famous Charles Horner workshop. The openwork design has rising foliates in relief flanked by lush aqua blue enamels. An additional aqua enamel element hangs from a chain above. A drop pearl suspension completes the design. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1912. 1 3/4" L. pendant, 3" L. with enamel above
Interlacing Art Nouveau tendrils and flowers adorn the brass jug, or pitcher. A flaring pouring lip and rivet-applied curving handle complete the bold form. Made in the Thomas Sankey & Sons workshop in England circa 1905. 6" W., 11" H.
A stunning pewter mount with its original gilding adorns the green glass wine decanter. Reticulated berries, foliates and vines are complemented by a hinged top with berries in relief. Made by the Walter Scherf workshop founded in Nuremberg in 1899 and ceased operating in 1914. A fine example from this workshop, who commissioned prominent designers including Friedrich Adler, Peter Behrens and Joseph Maria Olbrich. The range was signed Isis or Osiris as is this beneath. Nuremberg circa 1900-05. 11 3/8" H.
Doulton Lambeth stoneware vases with a mottled blue-on-celadon glaze. Each is decorated in relief with three sections of Art Nouveau florals in deep golden and blues tones. Impressed marks beneath along with artist marks for Maude Bowden and Annie Partridge as well as numerals circa 1906. 7" H.
Magnificent bottle stand by the WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop. 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. Workshop marks beneath. Germany circa 1907. 4 1/4" H., 5 1/8" W.
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.
Stunning German Art Nouveau wine, or claret, jug made by the well-regarded Wilkens & Sohne silver workshop of Bremen circa 1900. High Art Nouveau detailed whiplash florals dance about the reticulated mount. A hinged cover with naturalistic blossom finial is upon its top, and an undulating handle completes the silver work. The cover is gilded within. A heavy, quality crystal carafe is cut in alternating panels of wave and diamond patterns. Signed with Wilkens mark, as well as 800 Fine Silver stamp. 12" H.
Lovely romanticized Art Nouveau box from the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop of Germany, circa 1907. Flowing florals rise above a series of six fish as they swim through wave-like, Art Nouveau tendrils. The cover features a wave-like flowing orchid with fish emerging from its form. Gilded within. 1 3/4" H., 3" W.,4 1/2" L.
Extensively detailed, fine silver-overlay work covers the surface of this deep-cranberry glass vase. The bulbous bottom rises to a trumpet-form. The chased silver displays abundant leaves, berries and vines. Originally presented at Quantuck Yacht Club, August 4, 1906. 7" H.
Lovely Jugendstil bottle stand with three sections of florals in relief. Reticulated elements rise above each section. The elegant stand was made in Germany circa 1900. 3 1/8" H., 3 7/8" W.
Pair of fine figural Art Nouveau candelabra. Polished pewter maidens representing Day and Night. One figure with eyes gazing forward while the companion gazes downward. Naturalistic lily pad bases support the whispy figures each grasping vine-like stems; candle cups rest at their top. Made by Argentor in Austria circa 1905. Firm's marks upon bases. 13" H, 6 3/4 W".
Lovely, undulating Art Nouveau brass photo frame. The fluid design has interlacing strapwork as well as curved elements. An unusual example, European circa 1900. 7 1/4" W., 9 1/2" H; 4" W., 6 1/2" H. photo
Lovely oval, hammered brass tray made the the well-known WMF (Wurttembergisch Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. Reticulated rivet-and-strapwork Art Nouveau handles complete the design. 9 1/4" W., 16 1/2" L.
Stunning high Art Nouveau wine bottle stand. Reticulated whiplash Art Nouveau florals and vines ramble about the form. Pinched wave edges complete the design, which is supported by a raised bevel foot. Made in Germany circa 1900. 3 1/8": H., 4 3/8" W.
Fine Art Nouveau silver and enamel brooch with two large, heart-shape foliates in lush blue-to-green enamels. The hearts are surrounded by additional stylized foliates in relief. The firm, founded by Ernest Murrle of Pforzheim and J.B. Bennett of London, was active 1896-1914, creating Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts design jewelry. The works were often sold by Liberty & Co. in London at turn-of-the-century. Signed with the workshop's MBCo logo along with silver mark. Made in Pforzheim circa 1900. 3/4" W., 1 5/8" L., 2 7/8" L. with pin.
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
Lovely British cocktail tray with open sweeping Art Nouveau handles. The round form has applique work beneath the extended handles and is supported by three bun feet. Made by John Collyer in Birmingham circa 1905. 14" W.
Lovely Art Nouveau vesta, or match cover, made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. An Art Nouveau maiden with cascading hair, reminiscent of Alphonse Mucha, is upon its front. Illustrated on page 119 in the reprint of the WMF 1906 catalogue published by The Antique Collectors' Club. 1 1/8" W., 1 3/4" L.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Decanter extensively overlaid with abundant silver flowers upon a florette-and-lattice surround. The unusual and elegant bulbous form with tapering base has a curving handle completely covered in silver. An undulating neck with pouring lip holds a tall, tear- drop-form stopper with additional overlay flowers. Silver has detailed, hand-chased work. Marks for the Alvin workshop of Rhode Island, circa 1900. 10 1/4" H.
Soft lemon-yellow pastel L.C. Tiffany floriform vase with an onion-skin stretch, undulating rim. Opalescent and pearl-white ribbing highlight the form, which is supported by a footed base with an opal-white edge. Signed with number 1882, L.C. Tiffany Favrile; circa 1905. 8 7/8" H., 3" W.
L.C. Tiffany glass aqua footed bowl with radiating white foliate rib patterns. Flaring top has onion- skin-stretch effect. Supported by an opalescent stem and foot with an opal white edge. Retains original paper label upon pontil. Signed number 1700, L.C.T. Favrile; circa 1905. 3 1/4" H., 5 3/8" W.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tall L.C. Tiffany golden Favrile glass chalice-form vase. Domed base with its inverted under-rim supports a tall stem and knop. The vase's wide, pinched top completes the stunning example. Golden iridescent glass has shimmering silvery blue and violet highlights. Signed "L.C.T. 9777." 11 3/4" H., 5 3/4" W.
Richly opalescent aqua floriform-top pastel goblet with contrasting white veining. A tall, ribbed stem is supported by a ribbed, undulating base. Signed L.C.T. Favrile; circa 1905. 8 5/8" H., 3 5/8" W.
Art Nouveau design at its finest. A romanticized reclining maiden in the manner of Alphonse Mucha is depicted in silhouette upon the large bevel mirror as she gazes forward. Elaborately reticulated, interlacing whiplash vines and leaves form the mirror's top, with additional curving elements in relief. A drawing of the design is illustrated in the Antique Collectors Club reprint of the firm's well-known 1906 catalog, page 295. WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) marks impressed beneath. 12 1/4" W., 20 1/2" H.
Lovely Art Nouveau silver letter holder. The undulating floral form rises above four footed elements. Hallmarks for 800 Fine Silver, Austria circa 1900. 1" D., 5 3/8" W., 3 1/8" H.
Doulton Lambeth bulbous, long- neck-form vase glazed in mottled blue tones. A series of Art Nouveau rosettes surrounded by glazed green heart-shape leaves are in relief. The florals sprout from a raised beaded stem. Impressed artist mark for Senior Assistant E. Violet Hayward. Impressed Doulton marks as well, along with number, circa 1904. 6 3/4" H.
Gilded bronze letter opener with detailed Art Nouveau florals in relief upon both sides of the opener. Fine functional size and form for use. Artist signed, A. Cladoux. France circa 1900. 5 5/8" L.
Fine silver overlay upon a golden, iridescent Loetz glass vase with violet highlights. Hand-chased Art Nouveau florals and interlacing vines adorn the form with its pinched neck and flared opening. Marks for the La Pierre silver workshop in New York and Newark, N.J. circa 1900. 4 5/8" H.
Chased, large silver overlay flower heads adorn the bottom of the bulbous-form emerald green glass vase. Art Nouveau silver leaves and vines ramble upward upon the tall, long-neck form. An engraved, oval cartouche completes the fine design. Stamped marks for the Alvin silver workshop of Rhode Island, circa 1900. 12" H.
Elegant Art Nouveau fine silver bottle stand. Difficult-to-find size accommodates a magnum bottle. Grape leaves along with pendant grape clusters are in relief upon the undulating sides. Hallmarks for the Wilhelm Binder workshop of Schwabisch Gmund, Germany, circa 1900. Examples of the Binder workshop are represented in the Brohan Museum in Berlin. 1" H., 5 1/2" W.
A wonderful desk or counter-top accessory. The WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) reticulated Jungendstil table bell emits a splendid ring...Ring upon a twist of the finial. Illustrated on page 31 of this workshop's well-known 1906 catalog. Firm's marks beneath. Made in Germany circa 1905. 2 3/4" H., 4 1/4" W.
Tall emerald green fine silver overlay vase supported by a foot completely covered in silver. Fluidly intertwining Art Nouveau chased silver tendrils enhance the form with its pinched, flared opening. Two bold iris flowers further embellish the design. Elaborate interlacing monogram upon the foot. Stamped marks for Black, Starr & Frost, New York, circa 1900. 10" H.
Lovely bronze hand mirror with reticulated Art Nouveau florals. Detailed cast blossoms and leaves surround an oval-form mirror. France circa 1900. 7 1/2" W., 13 1/2" L.
Distinctly pure Art Nouveau in design. Pair of wine bottle stands with energetic reticulated interlacing whiplash vines. Made by the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1907. Firm's marks beneath. 3 1/2" H., 4 1/8" W.