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.
Lovely Victorian, carved mother-of-pearl visiting card case. The lustrous diamond-pattern case is engraved with florals. A silver button upon the side allows for opening and closing of the hinged top. England circa 1880. 3 1/8" W., 4" H.
Bronze bottle opener mounted with a cast figural swan. The form is a fine example made by Richard Rohac (1906-1956) in Austria circa 1950. Rohac trained with Hagenauer prior to establishing his own metal workshop in 1932. He was well-known for creating stylized, Modernist figures of animals as well as other decorative sculpture. Signed beneath with the artist's backward/forward double "R" mark. 1 3/4" H., 3" L.
Among WMF's finest Secession interpretations. The bold vase with its gitterwerk open handles rises above a geometic support. A frieze depicting warriors and maidens in various pursuits enhances each side. Original cut crystal liner with fanning corners rests within. Losses to high points. Stunning form! Illustrated in the Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik catalogue, page 371. Firm's marks upon base. 13 1/8" H., 7" W.
Silvered wine or Champagne cooler stand. Finely detailed acanthus forms are in relief upon its side. A convenient swivel bale handle rises above the elegant bottle stand. Made in Germany circa 1920's. 19 1/8" H., 26 3/4" H. to handle, 7 1/8" W. at top
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.
Unusual set-of-six cocktail picks, each mounted with an actual sixpence silver coin. The coins each have a profile of King George V upon the front. Two dated 1921 and two dated 1922 have a rampant lion on reverse; one dated 1928 and one dated 1929 have oak leaves on reverse. Coins are mounted upon long, twist-stem cocktail picks. Each stamped with 830 silver fineness. 5" L. each pick.
Wonderful cocktail picks stand in the form of a carved windmill. The windmill blade even turns. A set-of-twelve picks with round, carved wood finials rests within a mounted metal holder. Nice, unusually large set of picks to skewer an olive, cherry or hors d'oeuvre. Made in France circa 1930's. 6 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.
Art Deco corkscrew made of Bakelite. The two-part red and black corkscrew unscrews at the top to reveal the corkscrew within. France circa 1930. 4 3/8" 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.
A large set-of-twelve multi-color Bakelite cocktail picks are each supported within their designated slots. The burgundy, green and butterscotch step designs fan out upon the macassar-wood, fan-form holder. A most unusual example of fine French Art Deco. France circa 1930's. 3 1/2" H., 2 1/2" W.; 2 7/8" L. each pick
Steuben Optic Swirl Vase in Green Jade glass. The form is Frederick Carder's original design #6031, as illustrated in "The Glass of Frederick Carder," by Gardner, page 277. 6 3/4" H., 6 1/2" W.
Large Art Deco figure group of Diana the Huntress, by J. Dauvergne. A kneeling Diana holds a spear as two leaping ibex run forward. The figures are upon an elaborate, variegated, cream-and-caramel onyx base with green onyx insets. Geometric marble forms further enhance the bold Art Deco design. Diana, with a patterned drape about her shoulder, is patinated in silver and gold; the ibex in aubergine. Signed upon the base, J. Dauvergne. France circa 1925. 21" H., 33 1/2" L., 7 1/8" D.
This well-known Modernist shaker was designed by Folke Arstrom for Guldsmedsaktiebolaget (GAB) in Stockholm in 1935. Made of nickel-plated brass and Bakelite. Concave and convex panels with incised, patinated, horizontal grooves at lower section. Top cap unscrews to reveal an internal wafer strainer. Firm's marks upon base. 8 3/4" High. ***Long established a a leading specialist in finest quality Art Deco era cocktail shakers - from classic to figural forms - Over 75 examples in our stock at all times - Many not listed on our site.***
Sweet Art Nouveau bronze letter opener. A young boy in detailed relief with his heels upward, contemplates a rabbit among grasses. Open, curved handle. Made in France circa 1900. 8 1/2" L.
Secession pottery covered bowl or jar by Dagobert Peche (Austria 1877-1923). Impressed marks for Gmunder Keramik Austria 1915-20. The firm executed ceramics for the Wiener Werkstatte. Stylized Vienna Secession design of a figural, reclining woman holding a flower amidst a naturalistic gardenscape glazed in black and white. A tree is upon the reverse. The cover is crowned by a finial along with a geometric Secession pattern. Similar work seen in "Dagobert Peche and the Weiner Werkstatte," Yale University Press in association with the Neue Galerie in New York, copyright 2002. 3 1/4" H., 4" W.