A wonderful desk or counter-top accessory. The WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) reticulated Jungendstil table bell emits a splendid ring...Ring upon a twist of the finial. Illustrated on page 31 of this workshop's well-known 1906 catalog. Firm's marks beneath. Made in Germany circa 1905. 2 3/4" H., 4 1/4" W.
Lovely salver, or tray with a beautifully detailed, swirling fern pattern upon the surface. Shell forms in relief enhance the border with bead edge accents. Supported by three bun feet. The elegant tray was made by Hamilton & Laidlaw in Glasgow circa 1890.
Distinctly pure Art Nouveau in design. Pair of wine bottle stands with energetic reticulated interlacing whiplash vines. Made by the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1907. Firm's marks beneath. 3 1/2" H., 4 1/8" W.
Extraordinary silver snuff box fashioned as an embossed leather-bound book. Gilded sides have minute detail to look like pages. Design is complete as it appears on all sides of the unusual book form. Gilded within. Marked 800 Fine Silver. Made by Anton Weiss in Pforzheim, circa 1900. 1 7/8" W., 3" L., 1/2" H.
Lovely Art Nouveau sterling silver olive or condiment spoon, made by Paye & Baker of North Attleboro, Massachusetts circa 1901. Finely detailed water lily pattern with floating lilies and pads descending along the stem of the spoon on the front as well as the reverse. The bowl has Art Nouveau florals and fronds in high relief. 7" L.
Reticulated tall wine bottle stand. The pierced design depicts stylized flowers in alternating panels about the circumference of the elegant form. Made by Barker Bros. in Birmingham circa 1915. 7 1/4" H.
Large WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) Jundendstil inkstand with Vienna- Secession-influence design elements. Double inkwells with reticulated finials flank a brass rocker blotter. The sloping form is designed to accommodate a resting pen or letter. A hinged-top triple-stamp box completes the extraordinary design. Illustrated in the firm's well-known 1906 catalogue, page 285. Made in Germany, circa 1905. Firm's marks beneath. 15 1/2" W., 10 1/2" D., 4 3/4" H.
Lovely English Victorian silvered candlesticks with scalloped bases which support complementing columns. Removable flower-form bobeches enhance the top. Made by the Elkington workshop in Birmingham, 1845. 10 1/8" H.
Sterling silver magnifier with detailed scrolling florals in relief upon the handle. Hallmarks: Cooper Bros. Sheffield, 1903. 6 1/8" L., 2 1/2" W.
Silvered Victorian Corinthian column candlesticks. Tall, fluted pillar columns with draping, wrapped floral garlands. Sweeping garlands further enhance the notched square bases. Made in England circa 1880. 10 1/2" H., 4 3/4" W.
Bold Jugendstil design wine or Champagne cooler from the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. The Art Nouveau form, with its sweeping organic elements and large flanking handles, is illustrated in "Art Nouveau Domestic Metalwork from Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik 1906," page 155, a reprint of the firm's 1906 catalogue. Dimensions: 9 1/2" H., 12 1/4" W. to handles
Stunning, large, fine quality tray with raised, curved and notched borders in the Chippendale style. Bold, curving handles embellish the rectangular form. Made by the well-known Hukin & Heath workshop in Birmingham circa 1890. 14 1/2" W., 24 3/4" W.
Sterling silver Art Nouveau design tea strainer. The elaborately pierced strainer is gilded within. Hallmarks: J. Gloster, Birmingham 1917. 4 1/8" L.
Pure Arts & Crafts in design! Silvered basket with completely hammered surface. Octagonal form has an applied border at its flared rim with rivet strapwork. Inspired by Shreve's Fourteenth Century Crusader pattern. Made in Connecticut by the Derby Silver Co., circa 1910. 7 1/2" H., 8 1/2" W., 9 1/2" L.
Art Nouveau sterling silver spoon with a woman's head-and-face handle. The Gibson-style woman's hair flows down to a twisted stem. Bowl of the spoon engraved "St. Louis," reverse of handle with initials, dated "Xmas 1906." Made by the Manchester Silver Co. of Rhode Island circa 1904-'06. 5 3/8" L.
Art Nouveau sterling silver tray with wavy cartouche forms in relief about the borders. Rambling flower heads further enhance the curving form. Nice quality with rolled edge details. Hallmarks: Henry Williams, Birmingham 1911. 8 3/8" W., 10 1/4" L.
English Art Nouveau bottle stand. A banded relief of prominent florals enhances the circumference of the lovely form. Curving handles have beautifully cast flowers as an adornment. Made by the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company of Regent Street circa 1905. The firm ultimately was acquired by Garrard. 7" H., 6 1/2" W. to handles
Silvered, reticulated wine bottle stand with stylized scallop top and stepped base support. Made in Birmingham circa 1915 by the William Hutton & Sons workshop. 7" H.