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.
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 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 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.
Magnificent WMF bottle stand. Three nude sea sirens clasp hands as they encircle the stand among choppy, rising waves. A tripod support of lily pads and flowers upholds the stand with pendant grapes festooning above. WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop marks beneath. Germany circa 1907. 4 1/4" H., 5 1/8" W.
Antique sterling silver whistle. Nice, classic form with engraved detail upon the mouthpiece. The whistle, in working order, has a silver sixpence coin upon a chatelaine ring dated 1889 with a profile of Queen Victoria upon its front. Hallmarks: James Deakin, Chester 1899. 2 3/8" L. whistle, 3 3/8" L. with coin
Scarce, hallmarked sterling silver flask funnel. The small funnel, with its fluted stem, was made by Sampson Morden, London 1919. 1 1/8" W., 1 7/8" L.
Scrolling ribbon-like vines and orchids in relief float about the elegant, large Art Nouveau sterling silver frame. The design is enhanced with a textured background and a central scrolling cartouche upon the top. Hallmarks: Walker & Hall, Birmingham 1903. 9 3/8" W., 11 3/8" H.; 5 7/8" W., 7 7/8" H. photo
Lovely old Sheffield plate wine funnel with raised foliate border. A floral clip is upon its side. A hand-pierced, star-pattern strainer completes the design. Sheffield circa 1830. 3 7/8" W., 5 1/8" L.
Antique sterling silver whistle. Detailed hand-chased foliates are upon both sides. The wonderful, functional whistle is fully hallmarked: Hilliard & Thomason, Birmingham 1901. 1 3/4" L. to chaletaine ring
Lovely sterling silver Art Nouveau photo frame. Rambling flowers and vines adorn the fluid Art Nouveau form. A detailed scene depicts a maiden holding a bird and basket as she reaches to gather flowers while a child gazes toward her. Wooden easel back. Hallmarks: James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield 1906. 7 1/2" W., 9 1/2" H.; 3 1/2" W., 5 1/4" H. photo
Stunning antique sterling silver flask. An all-over cross-hatch pattern adorns the flask with its central vacant medallion. Nice, desirable, discreet size. Hallmarks: J.C. Vickery, London 1909. 2 1/2" W., 4 1/4" H.