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.
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.
Lovely Art Nouveau sterling silver olive or condiment spoon, made by Paye & Baker of North Attleboro, Massachusetts circa 1901. Finely detailed water lily pattern with floating lilies and pads descending along the stem of the spoon on the front as well as the reverse. The bowl has Art Nouveau florals and fronds in high relief. 7" L.
Unusual figural pewter maiden candlesticks. Female figure with hands upon hips and adorned with bow-tied head wrap and long braids. Made in Germany, circa 1900. 8 1/2" H.
Bold Jugendstil design wine or Champagne cooler from the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. The Art Nouveau form, with its sweeping organic elements and large flanking handles, is illustrated in "Art Nouveau Domestic Metalwork from Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik 1906," page 155, a reprint of the firm's 1906 catalogue. Dimensions: 9 1/2" H., 12 1/4" W. to handles
Sterling silver Art Nouveau design tea strainer. The elaborately pierced strainer is gilded within. Hallmarks: J. Gloster, Birmingham 1917. 4 1/8" L.
Art Nouveau sterling silver spoon with a woman's head-and-face handle. The Gibson-style woman's hair flows down to a twisted stem. Bowl of the spoon engraved "St. Louis," reverse of handle with initials, dated "Xmas 1906." Made by the Manchester Silver Co. of Rhode Island circa 1904-'06. 5 3/8" L.
Tall emerald green silver overlay vase. The ribbed glass form with gently flared opening has abundant scrolling overlay foliates with hand-chased details. American circa 1900. 10 1/4" H.
Art Nouveau sterling silver tray with wavy cartouche forms in relief about the borders. Rambling flower heads further enhance the curving form. Nice quality with rolled edge details. Hallmarks: Henry Williams, Birmingham 1911. 8 3/8" W., 10 1/4" L.
Sweeping handles flank the bold Art Nouveau wine or Champagne cooler. Interlacing stylized Jugendstil foliates in relief exuberantly adorn front and back. Made by the Gerhardi workshop in Germany circa 1900. 9 3/8" H., 12" W. to handle
Art Nouveau brass box with bronze patina has a central maiden's face in high relief upon the hinged top. Interlacing foliates in relief complete the cover design. Heart-shape foliates enhance the sides. Wooden lining. Made in France circa 1905. 2 3/4" H., 6 1/4" W., 9 3/4" L.
Fine WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) silvered pewter figural, monumental Art Nouveau vases in the manner of Alphonse Mucha. One has front relief of a barefoot maiden with flowing, tousled hair among florals and vines. The facing vase has a fluid-haired maiden sniffing a bouquet of undulating florals. Reverse of each has further interlacing foliates and vines. The neck and naturalistic waving tops are flanked by reticulated Art Nouveau whiplash handles. Stunning examples of Art Nouveau at its best. Firm's marks beneath. Germany circa 1907. 19 1/2" H., 10 1/2" w.
Stunning pair of Jungendstil bowls. The footed silver forms have sweeping Art Nouveau elements among shield friezes. Secession influence geometric designs complete the 800 fine silver framework. Undulating hand-cut crystal liners rest within. Two inner-rim flakes on one liner. Each signed beneath with workshop marks for the well-known Koch & Bergfeld, circa 1902. Retailer marks for Vollgold & Sohn are found on the silver as well. The Koch & Bergfeld silversmiths were founded in Bremen in 1829. Examples of their works are represented in the Brohan Museum collection in Berlin. 5 1/2" H., 7 1/4" W. each.
Lovely WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) reticulated jardiniere or basket with high Art Nouveau whiplash florals and vines. A central Art Nouveau maiden medallion is upon two sides. Original undulating blue cut-crystal liner. Germany circa 1900. Illustrated in the workshop's well-known 1906 catalogue, page 230. 4 3/4" H., 4 5/8" W., 3 3/4" D.
Lovely Art Nouveau sterling silver clock with interlacing sweeping elements in relief. Silver is mounted upon a curving easel-back oak form. Hallmarks: Joseph Gloster, Birmingham 1907. Dimensions: 4 3/8" W., 6" H., 2" D.
Art Nouveau sterling silver and cut crystal paperweight inkwell. Large rounded silver cover with robust Art Nouveau florals in high relief. Heavy crystal square inkwell deeply cut beneath. Marked sterling. American circa 1900. Dimensions: 2 5/8" Sq., 4" H.
Lovely Art Nouveau frame with reticulated whiplash elements at its top. A central display of open flowers and leaves crowns the robust form with further naturalistic reticulation at its lower section. Germany circa 1900. Dimensions: 4 1/2" W., 7" H.; 2 1/8" W., 3 1/4" H.; photo 2 1/8" W., 3 1/4" L.