Interlacing, high Art Nouveau rambling vines adorn the wine bottle stand. A central maiden with cascading hair in the manner of Alphonse Mucha is upon two sides of the stunning design. Made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1900. Impressed marks beneath. 3 1/4" H., 4 1/8" W.
Stunning German Art Nouveau wine, or claret, jug made by the well-regarded Wilkens & Sohne silver workshop of Bremen circa 1900. High Art Nouveau detailed whiplash florals dance about the reticulated mount. A hinged cover with naturalistic blossom finial is upon its top, and an undulating handle completes the silver work. The cover is gilded within. A heavy, quality crystal carafe is cut in alternating panels of wave and diamond patterns. Signed with Wilkens mark, as well as 800 Fine Silver stamp. 12" H.
Lovely romanticized Art Nouveau box from the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop of Germany, circa 1907. Flowing florals rise above a series of six fish as they swim through wave-like, Art Nouveau tendrils. The cover features a wave-like flowing orchid with fish emerging from its form. Gilded within. 1 3/4" H., 3" W.,4 1/2" L.
Made by Joseph Wilmore in Birmingham, the lovely silver grater is fully hallmarked for 1801, along with monarch's head. The wonderful quality oval form, with its ridged pattern, opens to reveal its original steel, hinged grater. Joseph Wilmore, born in 1773, was grandson of an original member of the Birmingham silver assay Office, established that same year. 3/4" H., 7/8" W., 1 3/8" L.
Leather-bound book is titled within "Collection Complette des Ouvres de Voltaire" and dated 1756 in Roman numerals. The book is lined with marbelized paper and fitted with a delicate music-box mechanism. A surprise lays within, as the book has a stash compartment. 5" W., 7 3/4" L.
Extensively detailed, fine silver-overlay work covers the surface of this deep-cranberry glass vase. The bulbous bottom rises to a trumpet-form. The chased silver displays abundant leaves, berries and vines. Originally presented at Quantuck Yacht Club, August 4, 1906. 7" H.
Charming gilt bronze oval tray with crisply cast and detailed birds perched upon it. The resting birds are among leaves and berries. The lovely Art Nouveau tray has cast beetles climbing upon its edge to complete the naturalistic design. Signed Sem Guenardeau along with F. Barbedienne Foundry marks along its side. France circa 1900. 4 1/2" W., 9 3/8" L.
Lovely Jugendstil bottle stand with three sections of florals in relief. Reticulated elements rise above each section. The elegant stand was made in Germany circa 1900. 3 1/8" H., 3 7/8" W.
Horn beaker with beautiful natural mottling has a sterling silver banded top. Bottom has a see-through, glass disc. Hallmarks: Thomas Johnson I, London 1876. 2 1/2" 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".
Fine Bruckmann silver four piece coffee and tea service designed by Josef M. Lock. Each vertically lobed piece with tiered dome top mounted with ebonized wooden handles is hand-hammered; cream & sugar with gilded interiors. Made in 1919 in the renowned Bruckmann & Sohne workshop in Heilbronn, Germany. 800 Fine Silver as well as firm's marks and retailer beneath. Another example of this service is in the permanent collection of the Brohan Museum in Berlin. Pictured page 77 in the museum's book "Metallkunst." Peter Bruckmann, director of the silver workshop was the first president of the Deutscher Werkbund founded in 1907. Dimensions: 7 3/4" H. Coffeepot; 6 3/4" H. Teapot; 4 1/4" H., Creamer; 4 3/4" H. Sugar
Sweet antique sterling silver and enamel butterfly brooch. The vibrant green enamel work is over a detailed butterfly wing pattern. The enamel is enhanced with luminous red highlights and a central lilac body. Fully hallmarked: John Atkins, Birmingham, 1917. 1 1/4" W., 5/8" H.
Nineteenth-century, hinged wine bottle holder. The lovely, classic design opens to allow placement of the bottle and when closed, handles meet to allow pouring. The silvered holder has hallmarks of the William Hutton & Sons workshop of Sheffield circa 1890. Accommodates Pinot Noir-, Chardonnay-, Syrah- type bottles. 10 1/4" H.
Beautifully designed Victorian wine bottle holder/pourer. A cast flower rosette thumb piece unscrews to allow the holder to accommodate a multitude of wine bottle sizes. Holder's handle is hand-chased with pendant grapes and vines along with a vacant cartouche. The bottle neck collar is embellished with chased foliates as well as a central bird crest. England, circa 1885. 3 1/2" W., 9 1/4" - 11 3/4" adjustable height
Handsome, crocodile-wrapped, sterling silver whisky flask. Sterling silver drinking cup removes for convenience and is gilded within. Bayonet-design, hinge-top cap. Hallmarks: James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield 1893. 3 1/4" W., 5 3/4" H.
Fine Gorham sterling silver whisky flask. The glass form is covered in basket-weave silver and is fitted with a convenient, removable drinking cup, gilded within. Top cap has a bayonet hinge and turns to lock or unlock. Marked with the firm's "key" date symbol for 1906 along with the famous Rhode Island silver workshop's hallmarks. 2 5/8" W., 5 1/4" H.
Edwardian chased sterling silver snuff box. Top has scrolling, chased foliates around a central leaf-form cartouche. Gilded interior. Hallmarks: Adie & Lovekin, Birmingham 1904. 3/8" H., 1 1/2" W., 2 1/2" L.
Charming Art Nouveau aide de memoire carnet, or notebook. The silvered covering depicts a beautifully detailed figure of Cigale holding a lute amidst Art Nouveau foliates. Signed Dropsy (Jean-Baptistse-Emile Dropsy, 1843-1923). Reverse is further embellished with rambling foliates. A mechanical pencil is fitted into a side closure to lock the hinged cover of the pad. Retains original, only partially used, gilt-edge note pad. France circa 1900. 2 1/2" W., 4" H.