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.
Lovely, undulating Art Nouveau brass photo frame. The fluid design has interlacing strapwork as well as curved elements. An unusual example, European circa 1900. 7 1/4" W., 9 1/2" H; 4" W., 6 1/2" H. photo
Antique stoneware match striker fashioned as a golfball. The Victorian striker has a sterling silver mount hallmarked: Cornelius Desormeaux Saunders & James Francis Hollings Shepherd, Chester 1895. Pottery is signed with the "Sands of Time" logo used by the firm, which was founded in 1869. A fine early example for the collector or golf items. 1 1/2" W., 1 3/8" H.
Fine quality, heavy sterling silver antique snuff box. The large box is extensively hand-chased with scrolling foliates upon its top as well as sides. Serpentine borders, along with a vacant central shield, complete the design. Gilded within. Hallmarks: Charles Turman Burrows, Birmingham 1898. 11/16" H., 1 7/8" W., 2 5/8" L.
Classic British discreet-size sterling silver whisky flask. The flask is gently curved upon one side to fit comfortably into a hip or breast pocket. Locking top cap has a bayonet hinge. Hallmarks: Charles Westwood & Sons, Birmingham 1912. 1 7/8" W., 3 7/8" H.
Very fine, large WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) Art Nouveau wine or Champagne cooler. Each of the tri-form sides depicts in high relief a different castle from the Rhine and Mosel Valleys. The castles are nestled among naturalistic landscapes in deep relief as well. Three pierced handles adorn the top section. Firm's marks beneath. Made in Germany circa 1900. 11 1/2" H., 9 1/4" W. at handles
Lovely silvered Austrian Art Nouveau photo frame. Rambling florals and vines are in relief upon the bottom as well as on the sides of the frame. The arched top and sides are enhanced with Vienna Secession elements. Austria circa 1905. 6" W., 8 3/4" H.; 3 7/8" W., 6" H. photo
Lovely oval, hammered brass tray made the the well-known WMF (Wurttembergisch Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. Reticulated rivet-and-strapwork Art Nouveau handles complete the design. 9 1/4" W., 16 1/2" L.
Handsome sterling silver case with notch sides has a detailed, alternating pattern of incised lines and flat panels. A central vacant medallion completes the design. Gilded within. Difficult-to-find early case size accommodates modern-day business cards. Hallmarks: William Hair Haseler, Birmingham 1911. 2 5/8" W., 3 5/8" H.
Lovely Art Nouveau pendant enameled in lustrous aqua with green highlights. An interlacing silver foliate is in relief upon the enamel work. An enamel medallion rises above the pendant with a complementing suspension below. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1911. 2 1/4" L. with suspended enamels
Stunning Art Nouveau photo frame made by the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. The fluidly designed frame with a central winged maiden or fairy accommodates two photos. Signed beneath with workshop marks. Illustrated on page 305 in the well-known WMF 1906 catalogue published by the Antiques Collectors Club. 7 1/2" W., 7 1/4" H.; 2 1/8" W., 3 3/8" H.
Quite elegant wine or Champagne basket caddy. The silvered holder has beautiful reticulated work as well as bead-edge detail. Made in England circa 1910. 4" W., 9 1/4" L., 7 3/4" H.
Handsome sterling silver, large snuff box. The top of the box, with its curved design, is beautifully engine-turned. A vacant medallion highlights its center. Gilded within. Hallmarks: Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co., London 1917. 3/4" H., 2" W., 2 1/2" L.
Stunning antique sterling silver and enamel butterfly brooch. The detailed lilac wings, with veining in black, have iridescent green patterns along with a green body. Made by the John Atkins & Sons workshop, well-known for their fine silver and enamel jewelry. Fully hallmarked: John Atkins, Birmingham 1915. 2 1/4" W., 1 1/8" H.
Aqua enamel and sterling silver handle magnifier. Engine-turned pattern beneath enamel work. Hallmarks: John H. Potter, Sheffield 1904. 3" W., 7" L.
Stunning high Art Nouveau wine bottle stand. Reticulated whiplash Art Nouveau florals and vines ramble about the form. Pinched wave edges complete the design, which is supported by a raised bevel foot. Made in Germany circa 1900. 3 1/8": H., 4 3/8" W.