Purely Secession in its design and made circa 1902. The large, gilded photo frame has gitterwerk elements upon the geometrically cut and gently curved form. Signed on the reverse by the well-regarded Argentor workshop. The Austrian firm was located in Wimbergerstrasser in Vienna and was founded by Ernst Russ and Adolf Wilhelm Hetzel. Illustrated in an early Argentor Werke catalogue, page 118. 8" W., 12" H.; 4 3/4" W., 8 1/4" H. photo
Interlacing, high Art Nouveau rambling vines adorn the wine bottle stand. A central maiden with cascading hair in the manner of Alphonse Mucha is upon two sides of the stunning design. Made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1900. Impressed marks beneath. 3 1/4" H., 4 1/8" W.
Lovely romanticized Art Nouveau box from the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop of Germany, circa 1907. Flowing florals rise above a series of six fish as they swim through wave-like, Art Nouveau tendrils. The cover features a wave-like flowing orchid with fish emerging from its form. Gilded within. 1 3/4" H., 3" W.,4 1/2" L.
Made by Joseph Wilmore in Birmingham, the lovely silver grater is fully hallmarked for 1801, along with monarch's head. The wonderful quality oval form, with its ridged pattern, opens to reveal its original steel, hinged grater. Joseph Wilmore, born in 1773, was grandson of an original member of the Birmingham silver assay Office, established that same year. 3/4" H., 7/8" W., 1 3/8" L.
Lovely Jugendstil bottle stand with three sections of florals in relief. Reticulated elements rise above each section. The elegant stand was made in Germany circa 1900. 3 1/8" H., 3 7/8" W.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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 high Art Nouveau wine bottle stand. Reticulated whiplash Art Nouveau florals and vines ramble about the form. Pinched wave edges complete the design, which is supported by a raised bevel foot. Made in Germany circa 1900. 3 1/8": H., 4 3/8" W.
Stunning Secession design. The body of the copper wine or Champagne cooler is hammered. The brass top with its openwork patterns has Secession florette, as well as geometric forms. Energetic flanking brass handles have a central bead element. Made in Germany circa 1905. 9 3/4" H., 11" W.
Lovely double-end silver egg cup decorated with detailed panels depicting open-winged eagles and florettes. Stamped 1st standard Minerva mark for 950 Fine Silver along with maker mark. France circa 1890. 1 5/8" W., 2" H.
Simply beautiful American Arts & Crafts sterling silver tea strainer. The bold design with its hammered handle has rivet-and-strapwork in relief upon the top. The strainer, with workshop marks for the Frank Whiting Co., is influenced by the Shreve & Co. silver 14th Century Crusader pattern. Massachusetts circa 1910. 2 7/8" W., 5 7/8" L.