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.
Steuben candlesticks with wide bases in Pomona Green are an optic swirl pattern. The broadly flaring tops are optic ribbed and in Amber glass. A stunning color combination in Frederick Carder's original design number 3581, circa 1920. A drawing for this form is illustrated on page 162 in "The Glass of Frederick Carder," by Gardner. 5 7/8" H.
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".
Elegant guilloche enamel and sterling silver candlesticks with balluster-form, cut-crystal columns. The golden enamel work has geometric, triangular patterns upon the rounded bases. Candle cups have complementing enamel with an engine-turned pattern. Hallmarks: Adie Bros., Birmingham, 1930. 5" H., 3" W.
Lovely pair of Frederick Carder Steuben candlesticks in the highly collected twist-stem form. The stunning Pomona Green candlesticks are Carder's original design #686 as illustrated in "The Glass of Frederick Carder," page 160. Circa 1920's. 10" H.
A beautifully interpreted pair of Vienna Secession-design candlesticks made by WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1910. Clearly a Josef Hoffmann influence with lobed and beaded elements. Firm's marks beneath each. 5 7/8" H., 4 1/8" W.
Lovely pair of Steuben Frederick Carder-era candlesticks in optic ribbed Celeste Blue glass. The lobed baluster form, with rolled base and candle cup edges, is Carder's design number 2956, as illustrated in "The Glass of Frederick Carder," page 160, circa 1920. 8" H.
Lovely candle snuffer from the Einar Dragstad (1887-1967) workshop of Copenhagen. The silvered Modernist snuffer is of a stepped conical form with edging detail. A long twist-stem handle with a rolled end completes the design. Denmark circa 1950's. 8 3/8" L.
Lovely pair of Steuben Frederick Carder-era candlesticks in Pomona Green glass. The tall, baluster-form candlesticks have optic swirl bases with rolled edges. Optic swirl candle cups complete the elegant pair. Frederick Carder's original design number 6270, as illustrated in "The Glass of Frederick Carder," page 165. Acid stamp Steuben marks beneath. Circa 1920's. 10" H.
Hallberg pewter candle holders made by the C. G. Hallberg workshop in Stockholm, Sweden. Hallmark date 1931. The prominent gold and silversmith was jeweler to the Swedish royal court. Each two-arm candle holder rests upon a round, stepped base. A central fan form finial crowns the curving form. Dimensions: 9 1/2" H., 8 1/4" W.
Pair sterling silver Danish-influence two-arm candelabra. A central urn form with scrolling berry elements is reminiscent of Georg Jensen design. The stunning form is supported by a hammered silver base. Marks beneath for the prominent Gorham silver workshop along with date mark for year 1941. 7 1/4" H., 9 1/2" W.
Pair of sterling silver octagonal base candlesticks in the Georgian style. Each, with fluted embellishments, have complementing removable, octagonal bobeches. Hallmarks: Martin Hall (Richard Martin and Joshua Hall), Sheffield 1901. 7 1/4" H.
Sterling silver Adams-style candlesticks. Oval bases with fluted designs which are repeated upon the column. Beaded edging is found upon the base as well as on the oval bobeches. Hallmarks: George Henry Hibberd, Birmingham 1903. 6 3/4" H.
Silvered Victorian Corinthian column candlesticks. Tall, fluted pillar columns with draping, wrapped floral garlands. Sweeping garlands further enhance the notched square bases. Made in England circa 1880. 10 1/2" H., 4 3/4" W.
Lovely English Victorian silvered candlesticks with scalloped bases which support complementing columns. Removable flower-form bobeches enhance the top. Made by the Elkington workshop in Birmingham, 1845. 10 1/8" H.
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.
Silver Modernist candlesticks. A wide, rounded, sloping base leads to a flared column with double lobed-band detail. Lovely Danish design hallmarked 1944 along with assay master mark of Johannes Siggaard. 3 1/4" H., 3 7/8" W.
Fine pair of two-light, Modernist, Danish silver candle holders made by the well-regarded Grann & Laglye workshop of Copenhagen. A round, raised, disc foot supports an energetic, swirling loop with stylized bead and foliate elements upon each. Tall candle cups with bobeches are at asymmetrical levels. Stunning design by this silversmith founded by Johannes L. Grann and Johannes Laglye in 1906. Hallmarks: Grann & Laglye, 1934, along with 3 tower fine silver purity mark. Assay Master: Johannes Siggaard. 6 3/4" H., 6" W.