Extraordinary design. High art nouveau centerpiece stand by the famous WMF (Wurttembergische MetallWarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. A four footed curving base with irises in relief leads to a naturalistic column with flanking whiplash elements. An elaborately reticulated framework of art nouveau florals above rippling water like patterns holds a cobalt crystal bowl. The scallop edge bowl has gold enamel floral accents about it's form. Exhuberant whiplash handles complete the stunning center stand. Firm's marks beneath. Dimensions : 13"h, 15"w to handles.
Antique niello enamel and silver large snuff box. A repetition of circles and flower heads covers the surface of the box. A band of leaves lines each side of the rounded-edge form. Gilded interior. Silver standard and guarantee marks circa 1819-38. Maker mark as well as Paris city mark. Dimensions: 1/2" H., 1 3/4" W., 3 1/4" L.
Victorian heavily cut crystal biscuit box. The oval form has a hinged cover flanked by tall elongated handles. Silvered mounts hallmarked for John Grinsdell & Sons; Birmingham circa 1885. 5 1/2" H., 5 1/2" W., 10" L.
Three draped parian maidens, each signed Copeland, are mounted upon a tripod-form stand. An elaborately detailed, gilded metal palm tree emerges from the stand's center. The naturalistic Victorian design upholds a crystal bowl cut and etched with complementing foliates about its border. Popular parian wares were prominent in Victorian-era England. England, circa 1865. 11 1/2" H., 11 3/4" W.
Tall emerald green silver overlay vase. The ribbed glass form with gently flared opening has abundant scrolling overlay foliates with hand-chased details. American circa 1900. 10 1/4" H.
Lovely bottle-form silver overlay decanter. The chased overlay in interlacing Art Nouveau design has robust wheat and foliates about the tall vessel. An all- silver-covered stopper rests upon the top. Marks for the Alvin Silver Workshop of Rhode Island, known for their fine overlay work, circa 1905. 12 3/8" H.
Rich deep amber crystal vase with alternating panels of silver overlay and cut designs. The silver overlay is in a lacy floral design. The footed vase is cut beneath as well. Made in Germany circa 1915. 7 1/8" H.
Lovely golden yellow- and sienna-tone cameo glass chandelier made by the well-known Degue (David Gueron) workshop in France circa 1925. Rambling foliate ironwork complements the naturalistic design. 24" W., 28" H. Chain suspension is adjustable.
Leather-covered whisky flask with a hinged bayonet cap. Silvered drinking cup is gilded within. Made by James Dixon & Sons in Sheffield, circa 1910. 3 1/8" W., 5" H.
Chased, large silver overlay flower heads adorn the bottom of the bulbous-form emerald green glass vase. Art Nouveau silver leaves and vines ramble upward upon the tall, long-neck form. An engraved, oval cartouche completes the fine design. Stamped marks for the Alvin silver workshop of Rhode Island, circa 1900. 12" H.
Fine silver overlay upon a golden, iridescent Loetz glass vase with violet highlights. Hand-chased Art Nouveau florals and interlacing vines adorn the form with its pinched neck and flared opening. Marks for the La Pierre silver workshop in New York and Newark, N.J. circa 1900. 4 5/8" H.
Stunning example. Detailed hand-chasing surrounds twelve set agates upon the antique silver vesta, or match safe. Carnelians as well as mottled agates form a geometric and round cut pattern. Striker upon the bottom and gilded within the vesta. Hallmarks: John William Kirwan, Edinburgh 1911. 1 1/2" W., 2" H.
Fine example for the collector of silver overlay. Art Nouveau English pottery miniature vase is fully hallmarked. Chartreuse crackle glaze has chased silver with interlacing vines and pendant flowers. Elongated neck is completely covered in silver. Hallmarks: John Henry Wynn, Birmingham 1902. 3" H.
Antique English mother-of-pearl handle dessert set-for-six. The silvered forks, as well as knife blades have engraved scrolling and foliate patterns. Fitted in original elegant silk- and- velvet-lined wooden case. Stamped patent mark circa 1885. 6 1/2" L. forks, 7 1/2" L. knives,; 9" x 11 1/4" case
Antique American wild boar tusk corkscrew with sterling silver mount. Silver in a classic wave-edge design. Natural curve of the tusk achieves a natural, comfortable grip. American, circa 1900. 4 3/4" W., 4 3/4" L.
Oval brass box with hinged top set with Villeroy & Boch pottery. The blue glazed oval is decorated with a Secession design in deeper blue and white. The open lid reveals the V&B workshop underglaze marks for Dresden circa 1905. 2 3/4" H., 4 1/8" W., 5 1/4" L.
Nice example of a wild boar tusk corkscrew. Its sterling silver cap has gilded detail upon its scrolling, floral-relief edge work. American circa 1900. 5 1/2" W., 5 3/4" L.
Wild boar tusk corkscrew with a large sterling silver mounted cap. Tusk has mottled tone and gradation. Walker bell feature. American circa 1900. 4 1/2" W., 5 1/4" L.