Tall Art Nouveau wine, or Champagne cooler. The elegant, bold form has open, sweeping handles with Vienna Secession elements. Stylized Jugendstil florals are in relief within a panel about its circumference. The nickel-on-brass cooler was made in Germany circa 1905. 11 1/4" H., 9 1/2" W. to handles
Elegant late Georgian-era sterling silver and crystal potpourri box. Hallmarks: Thomas Diller, London 1835, along with sovereign head mark for William IV. Heavy silver engined pattern top has an elaborately reticulated and chased scrollwork panel. A medallion with an engraved egret crest is at its center. A fine early box. 1 1/2" H., 1 1/2" W., 5 1/8" L.
Lovely British cocktail tray with open sweeping Art Nouveau handles. The round form has applique work beneath the extended handles and is supported by three bun feet. Made by John Collyer in Birmingham circa 1905. 14" W.
Stunning high Art Nouveau sterling silver photo frame. Robust undulating florals and vines in high relief ramble about the textured surface. The frame with rounded corners is curved at its top. Retains original blue velvet backing. Hallmarks: Francis Webb, Birmingham 1904. 5 5/8" W., 8" H.; 3 5/8" W.,5 1/4" H., photo
Lovely English Art Nouveau sterling silver snuff box. An elegant Alphonse Mucha influence maiden with cascading hair is in relief upon the top. Interior is gilded. Hallmarks: Cornelius Saunders & James Shepherd, Birmingham 1902. 1" H., 2 1/4" W.
Nice antique patinated brass door knocker with a detailed profile of William Shakespeare. Below the striker plate is a depiction of Shakespeare's house in relief. England circa 1900. 4 3/8" H.
Lovely Art Nouveau vesta, or match cover, made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. An Art Nouveau maiden with cascading hair, reminiscent of Alphonse Mucha, is upon its front. Illustrated on page 119 in the reprint of the WMF 1906 catalogue published by The Antique Collectors' Club. 1 1/8" W., 1 3/4" L.
Lovely classic English rectangular tray with rounded corners.The rising curved border has fluted banding. Flanking open handles have a foliate relief design along with fluted detail. Made by James Dixon & Son in Sheffield circa 1910. Bears retailer mark for Finnegans of Manchester. 16 1/2" W., 26 3/4" L.
A raised, pierced gallery surrounds the large, oval tray. Chased borders have foliates along with spiral designs upon its surface. Cast, notched handles flank the form, which is supported by bun feet. Made by Walker & Hall in Sheffield circa 1890. 16 1/2" W., 27" L.
The large oval-format tray is extensively chased with cascading garlands, medallion and foliates. The sides have a pierced, raised gallery. A central shield is chased with complementing designs along with urn elements. Decorative cast handles flank the tray which is supported by six bun feet. Made by James Dixon & Sons in Sheffield circa 1890. 18" W., 27" L.
Stunning Art Nouveau design. Sterling silver and enamel pendant from the well-known Charles Horner workshop. An openwork medallion has Vienna Secession influence elements along with a central set pearl. A round suspension rises above and two droplets are below. Rich enamels are in royal blue, green and aqua with a delicate floral pattern seen beneath. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1917. 2 1/2" H. suspension to droplets
Stunning English tray with an open gallery. The tray, with elaborately hand-chased florals, has gently curved sides along with curving, notched corners. Boldy, concentrically beaded handles flank the form. Unusual, ornately cast feet with a mustachioed face support the design. Made by Mark Willis & Son in Sheffield circa 1880. 2 3/4" H., 15" W., 27" L.
Antique sterling silver Victorian whistle. In fine condition and mounted with a chatelaine ring with an 1887 Sixpence coin. A profile of Queen Victoria is upon the front of the coin. The wonderful, functional whistle is fully hallmarked. Deakin & Francis, Birmingham, 1892. 2 3/8" L. whistle; 3" L. with coin.
Lovely enameled sterling silver pendant fashioned as an elegant Celtic knot. A complementing medallion is suspended above, all in lustrous aqua, green and purple enamels. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1908. A similar example illustrated in "Charles Horner of Halifax," by Lawson, page 88. 1 7/8" L. (suspension with pendant)
Art Nouveau sterling silver and enamel pendant from the Charles Horner workshop. Delicate reticulated heart-shape leaves cascade from an oval enamel medallion. An additional enamel pear-shape suspension drops from the foliates. Enamels are in vibrant blue and aqua tones. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1911. 1 3/8" L.
Stunning example from the well-regarded Orivit workshop of Cologne, Germany, circa 1904. The pewter framework, with its reticulated, undulating vines, has robust Jugendstil handles and rests upon its contrasting stained wood bottom. Firm's marks beneath pewter surround. Pictured in the book title, "Orivit," page 131. 12 1/2" W., 19 1/2" L.
Handsome antique oak tray with a reticulated gallery about its circumference. A central medallion, along with round, footed supports, completes the form. Ideal cocktail size. Made in Sheffield by the John Grinsell & Sons workshop circa 1890. 12 1/*" W., 2" H.
Lovely Art Nouveau frame made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. The elegant form has sweeping whiplash vines as well as florals in relief. Firm's marks upon the bottom. Illustrated in the 1906 catalog reprinted by the Antiques Collectors Club, page 305. 6" W., 9 1/8" H.; 3 5/8" W., 5" H.