Stunning Art Nouveau wine bottle stand made in Vienna by the Argentor workshop circa 1902. A frieze of elegant reticulated foliates rises above a raised support base. The tops of the six-leaf forms create a scallop-design opening. The Argentor firm, located in Wimbergerstrasser in Vienna, was founded by Ernst Russ and Adolf Wilhelm Hetzel. Illustrated in an early Argentor Werke catalog, page 82. 4 1/2" H.
Arts & Crafts trumpet-form sterling silver vase. Elongated strapwork- and- rivet-design handles are mounted upon the sides. Stylized Arts & Crafts flowerheads adorn the top within incised, banded accents. Both top- as well as base-edge rims are rolled. Hallmarks: Wakely & Wheeler, London 1907. 8 3/4" H., 4" W.
Among WMF's finest Secession interpretations. The bold vase with its gitterwerk open handles rises above a geometic support. A frieze depicting warriors and maidens in various pursuits enhances each side. Original cut crystal liner with fanning corners rests within. Losses to high points. Stunning form! Illustrated in the Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik catalogue, page 371. Firm's marks upon base. 13 1/8" H., 7" W.
Reticulated design typifies the fluidity of Art Nouveau with rambling, interlacing florals and vines. Top circumference is highlighted with open flower heads. Four footed florettes support the elegant bottle stand. Made by WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1907. Firm's makrs beneath.4 3/4" W., 4 1/8" H.
Stunning design! A robust wide band of foliates in high relief encircles the wine, or Champagne cooler. Curving handles with scroll elements further enhance the elegant form. Made by the Orivit workshop, well-known for fine Art Nouveau design in Cologne, Germany circa 1910. 9 1/4" H., 11 1/2" W. to handles
WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) Art Nouveau chamberstick with a stylized, sweeping, open handle. The unusual example has a hinged top storage compartment to hold matches. A striker is built into the top. The lovely Jugendstil design has foliates in relief to complete the design. Illustrated in the well-known WMF 1906 catalogue, page 117. Firm's marks upon the handle. Germany circa 1900. 5" W., 7" L.
Beautifully chased, swirling foliate patterns adorn the sterling silver vesta, or match safe. A vacant shield-form cartouche is upon the front, a striker at the bottom. Hallmarks: George Loveridge, Birmingham 1898. 1 3/8" W., 2 1/8" L.
Charming antique sterling silver double jigger fully hallmarked: Hilliard & Thomason, Birmingham 1903. Engraved with the McCarthy family coat of arms from the Regal House of Cork: A Dexter arm with hand holding a lizard. An engraved ribbon beneath with motto: Forti et Fideli nil Difficile (To the brave and faithful nothing is impossible). Dimensions : 3 1/8" H.
Lovely footed tray, or salver with acanthus-edge detail. Three hand-chased scrolling shields are set upon the round tray's engine-turned surface. Made by Henry Atkin in Sheffield circa 1900. 1 1/2" H., 14" W.
Lovely Aesthetic movement tray with a crane and butterfly among foliates within its center. Medallions with open flower heads alternate with flower and vine lozenges at the borders. Raised gadroon-edge detail completes the form. Marks for Deykin & Sons of Sheffield circa 1870. 14 1/8" W.
Beautiful, heavy-quality antique tray. Textured, engine-turned surface with a central, chased shield of rambling foliates. Rectangular form has rising sides with beaded edge detail. Elaborate, reticulated handles have relief foliates and chased accents. England circa 1890. 17 1/2" W., 28" L. to handles
Lovely sterling silver photo frame. The surface has engine-turned detail with a vacant oval medallion. Hallmarks: Stokes & Ireland, Chester, 1911. Retail marks for Finnigan Ltd. of Manchester. 5" W., 6 3/4" H.; 3 1/2"W., 5 1/4" H. photo
Nice quality English sterling silver photo frame. The flat borders are bold and wide. Hallmarks: Horton & Allday, Birmingham 1918. 5" W., 6 3/4" H; 3 1/2" W., 5 1/4" H. photo
Remarkable pair of Art Nouveau candelabra. Each maiden emerges from a swirling base formed by the flowing drape of her garment. The detailed, fluidly cast figures lean upon naturalistically curving, reticulated vines which uphold flower-form candle cups. The undulating, open flower heads form bobeches. Impeccable Art Nouveau in the manner of Claude Bonnefond. Impressed workshop marks beneath. France circa 1900. 12 3/4" H., 9 1/2" W.
Fine Vienna Secession hammered silver bonbonniere. The tall, lobed box with its cover is mounted with a stylized, beaded florette finial and has a gilded interior. Extraordinary example with a distinct Josef Hoffmann influence, circa 1905. Stamped with 800 fine silver mark along with assay mark for Vienna used 1872-1921. 4" W., 6 1/2" H.
Art Nouveau design at its finest. A romanticized reclining maiden in the manner of Alphonse Mucha is depicted in silhouette upon the large bevel mirror as she gazes forward. Elaborately reticulated, interlacing whiplash vines and leaves form the mirror's top, with additional curving elements in relief. A drawing of the design is illustrated in the Antique Collectors Club reprint of the firm's well-known 1906 catalog, page 295. WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) marks impressed beneath. 12 1/4" W., 20 1/2" H.
Lovely Art Nouveau silver letter holder. The undulating floral form rises above four footed elements. Hallmarks for 800 Fine Silver, Austria circa 1900. 1" D., 5 3/8" W., 3 1/8" H.
Elegant Art Nouveau fine silver bottle stand. Difficult-to-find size accommodates a magnum bottle. Grape leaves along with pendant grape clusters are in relief upon the undulating sides. Hallmarks for the Wilhelm Binder workshop of Schwabisch Gmund, Germany, circa 1900. Examples of the Binder workshop are represented in the Brohan Museum in Berlin. 1" H., 5 1/2" W.