Fine heavy crystal ice cooler with a hammered sterling silver cover. A silver, tiered, open bale handle rises above. All mounted with detailed cast pendant grape clusters and vines. Exceptional in both quality as well as design. Impressed workshop marks for Danske Guldsmede Handvaerk, Denmark circa 1960. The crystal is by the Stromberg workshop of Sweden. 6 3/4" W., 9 1/2" H. to handle
This versatile Modernist wine, or Champagne cooler was created for easy removal from its detachable stand. Designed to accommodate two bottles, the elongated quatrefoil form was made by WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1930's. The cooler attaches to its pedestal stand with a threaded element beneath. Fine quality form and function in a difficult-to-find size. 28" H. overall on stand; 9 1/2" H. cooler; 17" H. to handle; 12 1/4" W.
Whimsical figural bottle stopper in the form of a rabbit, or hare. The finely cast Art Nouveau-era figure stands upon an engine-turned base. Illustrated in the WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) well-known catalogue, page 148. Made in Germany circa 1900. 1 3/4" H. without cork.
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.
Magnificent WMF bottle stand. Three nude sea sirens clasp hands as they encircle the stand among choppy, rising waves. A triped support of lily pads and flowers upholds the stand with pendant grapes festooning above. WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop marks beneath. Germany circa 1907. 4 1/4" H., 5 1/8" W.
Swivel-form wine-bottle cradle tilts for decanting. An adjustable ring slides up and off to accommodate the bottle. Wonderful design made by the Arnold E. Williams workshop in Birmingham circa 1930's. 9" H. to mid-level, 8 3/4" L., 5 1/4" W. stand
Georgian wine funnel made in England circa 1830. The Sheffield-plate funnel, with its hand-pierced, detachable strainer, has raised edge decoration. 3 5/8" W., 6 1/4" H.
Nice quality silvered wine bottle holder made by the well-regarded Mappin & Webb. The hinged form opens to hold a bottle and has curved handles to allow for pouring ease. Impressed British registry number for year 1925. 9 1/2" H.
Finely carved, large staghorn corkscrew in the form of a bear with glass eyes. A fine example for the collector, the detailed, figural form has a central sterling silver collar mount. Scrolling foliates in relief along with an interlacing spiral adorn the silver. Bell cap feature. American circa 1900. 8 1/4" W., 5 1/2" L.
An elaborate Art Nouveau silver mount with chased floral detail adorns the wild boar tusk corkscrew. Nice, large tusk for comfortable grip. American circa 1900. 7 3/8" W., 5 1/4" L.
Classic Art Deco wine or Champagne cooler, made by the WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1930's. The Modernist-form cooler has semicircular, concentrically stepped Art Deco handles. 8 1/8" H., 9 1/2" W. to handles
This extraordinary Art Nouveau wine cooler depicts three different German castle scenes from the Rhine and Mosel Valleys. Cast in detailed relief. Made by the well-known firm WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1900. Illustrated on page 109 in "Art Nouveau Domestic Metalwork," a reprint of the firm's original 1906 catalogue. Marks upon base. Exquisite! 11 5/8" H., 7 5/8" W.
Wild boar tusk corkscrew with a large sterling silver mounted cap. Tusk has mottled tone and gradation. Walker bell feature. American circa 1900. 4 1/2" W., 5 1/4" L.
Nice example of a wild boar tusk corkscrew. Its sterling silver cap has gilded detail upon its scrolling, floral-relief edge work. American circa 1900. 5 1/2" W., 5 3/4" L.
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-language catalogue. Firm's marks beneath. 7 1/2" W. to handles, 8" 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.
Antique American boar tusk corkscrew with sterling silver mounts. Top mount is an elaborate Art Nouveau design with a beaded end cap to complete the detail. Walker Bell feature. American circa 1900. 5 1/4" W., 5 7/8" L.
Extraordinary example designed by Ludwig Vierthaler of Munich (1875-1967) for the Josef Winhart & Co. workshop. The boldly hammered wine, or Champagne cooler has organic, spiral Secession elements along with a rivet-like pattern upon the surface. Top has fine, detailed finishing with a rolled edge. Sides are flanked by sweeping, naturalistic brass handles. The artist, Vierthaler, worked in New York for Tiffany as a bronze caster and a silversmith. At turn-of-the-century, he returned to Germany and applied his skills at the Winhart metal workshop where he became design director. Made in Munich circa 1905. 10 1/8" H., 10 1/4" W. at handles