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.
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.