Fine Secession silver bowl designed by Helene Brandt for the famous Bruckmann & Sohne workshop in Heilbronn, Germany circa 1913. The rising octagonal form has a broad rim with stylized Secession flowers, podes and leaves in deep relief influenced by Josef Hoffmann works for Wiener Werkstatte. A jardinere in this design is pictured in "Silber fur Die Welt," page 139. This publication documents creations by Bruckmann's leading designers. 800 fine silver marks beneath along with firm's marks. Dimensions: 1 7/8" H., 10 3/4" W.
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.
Art Nouveau silvered pewter letter opener made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1910. A detailed dog's head among Art Nouveau foliates is upon the top of the opener's blade. 8" L.
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
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.
High Art Nouveau tray with reticulated whiplash elements. Relief florals enhance each end. Incised elements highlight the tray's surface. The undulating form is supported by four ball feet. Made by the well-known workshop WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwaren Fabrik)in Germany circa 1910. Dimensions: 8 1/2" W., 13 1/2" L.
Sweet Vienna bronze cocker spaniel cast with nice crisp detail. Fur is cold-painted in brown and golden-tan tones. Lovely expression! Vienna, circa 1910. 3 1/2" L., 2 1/8" H.
Antique cufflinks have a detailed railroad coal car in relief. Each is mounted with a rose-cut diamond. The early bean-back design cufflinks test 12K; American circa 1910. 5/16" W., 5/8" L.
Large Art Nouveau figural mirror. A lovely Alphonse Mucha-inspired maiden forms the mirror's stand. She gazes upward into her own boudoir mirror as her sweeping gown forms a tray beneath. The stunning high Art Nouveau design retains its original double-bevel curving mirror. A detailed cast bird in flight completes the polished pewter form. Germany circa 1900. 14"W., 18 1/2" H.
Bronze of a 16th-century gentleman holding two geese. Charming depiction of the well-known bronze sculpture by Hans Peisser, titled "Gaensemaennchenbrunnen" ("The Goose Man's Fountain"). The original sculpture, cast in 1550, is located in the Nuremberg Town Hall square in the old town. The depiction portrays the tale of the geese being carried to market, and as they loudly protested, the gentleman took pity upon them and swiftly returned them to their home. This detailed casting rests upon a variegated green marble base and bears the original retailer's label beneath, G.G. Leykauf. Nuremberg circa 1910. 6 1/4" H.
WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwaren Fabrik) Vienna Secession design centerbowl for fruit or flowers with original green cut crystal liner. Four supports uphold the wavy oval form with central stylized secession florals in relief. Reticulated curving handles with complimenting florals complete the design. Firm's marks beneath. Made in Germany circa 1909. Dimensions: 4" H, 11" W.
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.
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.
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
Sweet bronze sculpture of a Dutch boy holding a pipe. Nicely cast with a rich olive-brown patina. Signed "Kek," also known as Keck. Hans Keck sculpted figures of children and was active 1900-'25. Bronze stands upon a black onyx base. Germany circa 1910. 5 3/8" H.
Sweet bronze seal depicting a young boy wearing a hat with a scarf about his neck. Germany circa 1910. 3" H.
Completely hammered wine bottle stand. The Vienna Secession-era stand was made in the Frantisek Bibus, known as Franz, workshop in Bohemia (Czechoslovakia) circa 1910. 2 1/4" H., 3 1/2" W.
Rounded form biscuit barrel on a raised footed support. Interlacing Celtic patterns are engraved about the circumference as well as upon the hinged top. Reticulated handles flank the sides. Made by Thomas Latham & Ernest Morton in Birmingham circa 1885. Dimensions: 8 1/2" H, 8 1/4" W.