Splendid Modernist sterling silver candlesticks. The ball-and-loop design was originally created for Georg Jensen USA by Alphonse La Paglia in the 1940's when they commissioned American designers for silver offered in the Jensen New York shop. This stunning pair was made by the Durham Silver Co. of New York circa 1950 when Jensen ceased offering the designs. Design is pictured in "Jensen Silver, the American Designs," page 113. 3 1/4" H., 3 7/8" W.
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.
Elegant Steuben Frederick Carder-era candlesticks. The dark amber candlesticks have tapering columns cut with florals. A downward curved, optic-rib candle cup completes the design. Circa 1920's. 10" H.
A stylized blossom elegantly supports the candle cup upon each of the Danish Modernist sterling silver candlesticks. Each hallmarked for the Frithjof of Bratland workshop along with year 1946. 3 1/2" H., 2 7/8" W.
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.
Pair of gilded bronze candlesticks with three facing silvered swans mounted upon the tri-form base. Central detailed foliate-and-berry columns lead to foliate candlecups with their complementing, detachable bobeches. The candlesticks float upon notched bun feet. France circa 1890. 7 1/8" H., 4 1/4" 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, Assay Master: Johannes Siggaard. 6 3/4" H., 6" W.
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.
Spiral-handled silver candle snuffer with a curving twisted stem. Marked "Handmade Sterling." American, circa 1940's. 6 1/2" 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.
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.
Lobed based candlesticks with a wave edge and hand-chased florals. A complementing lobed column leads to a removable bobeche with chased florals. Made in England circa 1870. 11 1/4" H., 5 1/4" W.
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.
Antique sterling silver Corinthian column candlesticks with acanthus leaf detail upon the top. Stepped bases with gadroon wave borders support fluted columns. Complementing gadrooning is found upon the removable bobeches. Hallmarks on bases as well as on bobeches: Hawkesworth, Eyre & Co. Ltd., Sheffield 1901. 9" 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.
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.
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 La Paglia-designed sterling silver, dramatically interpreted blossom candelabra. The design is among the finest forms originally created for Georg Jensen U.S.A. by Alphonse La Paglia in the 1940's when they commissioned American designers for silver offered in their New York shop. Jensen ceased offering these designs in the late 1940's. This stunning La Paglia pair was made by the Durham Silver Co. of New York circa 1950. Design is pictured in "Jensen Silver, The American Designs," on page 111. An original ad for the design states: "Base represents the earth, spherical and tubular forms symbolize flower bulbs and roots...". 8 1/2" H., 10: W.