Stunning Vienna Secession silver stand with four pillar columns has four curved-and-rolled supports at its rounded base. A cut-crystal bowl with notched edging, as well as incised banded detail, rises above. A central medallion with button top holds the bowl in place. Pillar form is a distinct Josef Hoffmann influence, as seen in examples executed by Wiener Werkstatte. Impressed 800 Fine Silver marks, along with Vienna assay and maker mark, circa 1905. 7 1/8" H., 8 3/8" W.
Jugendstil-design tray with sweeping sides. Reticulated angular handles as well as Secession-influence elements complete the pewter frame surrounding the inset oak bottom. Marks for the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop, circa 1905. Illustrated in the WMF 1906 catalogue, page 181. 8 1/2" W., 15" L.
Made by Henry Wilkinson of Sheffield circa 1910. Brown leather-covered flask has a detachable drinking cup. The cup is hand-chased with detailed foliates and is gilded within. 3 1/4" W., 5 5/8" H.
Round pottery tray with robust Art Nouveau florals glazed in cobalt blue with two tones of gray upon a white ground. A pierced gallery enhances the surround. Germany circa 1905. 12" W., 1 1/8" H.
Lovely box with pottery inset upon its hinged top. Interlacing high Art Nouveau design glazed in deep blue and gold upon a white ground. Box made of nickel; Germany circa 1905. 2 7/8" H., 4 1/2" W.
Jugendstil pottery rectangular tray glazed in white with green and gold Art Nouveau patterns at its borders. A heavy brass gallery with a reticulated Secession design and flanking open handles complete the stunning form. Germany circa 1910. 2" H., 8 1/4" W., 15 1/2" L.
Beautifully executed Vienna Secession design upon this biscuit barrel made by the well-known firm of WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1905. Reticulated frame and lid with Secession elements which are repeated in the hand-cut and etched crystal liner. Illustrated on page 252 in the workshop's 1906 catalogue. 8 1/2" H., 3 3/4" D., 5 3/4" W.
Silvered crocodile-wrapped flask in desirable discreet size. A detachable drinking cup with gilded interior slips off for convenience. England circa 1910. 2 1/4" W., 3 3/4" H.
Silvered crocodile-wrapped flask is curved upon its back to fit comfortably into a hip or breast pocket. Detachable drinking cup is gilded within. A hinged bayonet cap pivots to open or lock into place. England circa 1910. 3" W., 5" H.
Elegant set of sterling silver and mother- of- pearl-handle fruit knives. Set-of-six in original, fitted silk- and- velvet-lined case are fully hallmarked: Frederick Asman & Co., Sheffield 1919. 6 3/8" L. each
Handsome English glass ice cooler is cut as well as acid-etched. The banded design is in the form of a barrel with bale handle. Complete with its own ice drainer. England circa 1910. 5" H., 7 3/4" H. to handle
English whisky flask with sterling silver mounts. The flask is bound with crocodile. A convenient drinking cup with gilded interior slips off for convenience. Curved back to fit nicely into a hip or breast pocket. Hallmarks: G & JW Hawksley, Sheffield 1902. 3 1/2" W., 6 1/8" H.
Bold magnifier has a curved staghorn handle. Detailed English silver mounts are fully hallmarked: George Howson, Sheffield 1900. 4" W., 10 1/4" L.
Lushly enameled in green upon its silver handle. The magnifier is hallmarked: Martin Hall (Richard Martin & Ebenezer Hall), Sheffield 1894. 5" L.
Lovely quality sterling silver and mother-of-pearl butter knife. The curved, scallop-edge blade is finely hand-engraved with a floral-and-ribbon pattern. Hallmarks: Hilliard & Thomason, Birmingham 1887. Ideal for pâté and soft cheeses. Complete in original, lush red- velvet- and silk-lined box. 6 3/4" L.
Remarkably detailed enamel and sterling silver butterfly brooch. Aqua with gradations of emerald green along with golden and sienna accents. Black veining defines the realistic wing pattern. Fine example made by the John Atkins & Sons workshop. Fully hallmarked John Atkins, Birmingham 1918. 2 5/8" W., 1 3/4" H.
Handsome English magnifier. Staghorn handle with sterling silver mounts. Each mount has ram's-head-relief design along with beaded accents. Hallmarks: William Beatson, Sheffield 1893. 4" W., 10 3/8" L.
Rambling Art Nouveau silver overlay vines are upon the baluster-form vase. Two central flower heads with hand-chased detail complete the lovely design. American circa 1900. 6 3/8" H.
Victorian wine bottle coasters have beautifully reticulated galleries. Bases are turned wood with a central button. England circa 1880. 2 1/2" H., 5 5/8" W.
Handsome antique cut-crystal Scotch whisky decanter fitted with a Betjemann's patented lock. A silvered collar about the neck of the decanter holds a locking mechanism. An arm slides forward to grasp and hold a heavy multi- facet-cut stopper in place. The stopper rests within a widely flaring pouring lip. The Victorian decanter is extensively and deeply cut on all sides along with a star-cut pattern upon its base. Retains original key. Retailed by George Betjemann & Sons in their shop in Pentonville Road, London circa 1890. 9 1/2" H.
Very nice example of this highly collected corkscrew. The celluloid stockings are striped in bright dark green and ivory. Nickel mounts are in the form of high-button boots. Influenced by the "Can-Can" dancers of the 19th century, Moulin Rouge-era Paris. Made in Germany circa 1895. 2 5/8" L. closed, 5 1/4" W. fully open
Heavily cut, round crystal jar with pique tortoise and silver top. Silver inlay with ribbons and cascading florals is finely chased. Hallmarks: William Comyns, Birmingham 1912. 2 7/8" H., 2 5/8" W.
Early Sheffield plate wine bottle coaster has lovely foliates in relief upon the top rim. A turned wooden base within the Georgian-era stand. Circa 1840. 2" H., 7" W.
Tall, oval-form, cut-crystal boudoir jar. The pique-tortoise top has chased silver rambling floral inlay and a central oval medallion. Hallmarks: Neal Brothers, Birmingham 1905. 3 3/8" H., 1 7/8" W., 2 7/8" L.
Lovely quality sterling silver and pique tortoise-top jewel box. Elaborate hand-chased silver inlay has scrolling florals along with cascading garlands. Hallmarks: Charles Boynton, Birmingham 1912. 1" H., 2 5/8" W., 3 1/8" L.
Nice, large crystal jar cut with vertical ribbing upon its rounded form. Pique tortoise top is inlaid with cascading ribbons and pendant flowers. Hallmarks: Cohen & Charles, Birmingham 1918. 3 1/2" W., 3 1/8" H.
Extraordinary Vienna bronze birds epergne. Four detailed cast cockatiels are perched upon swinging arms that bob up and down over the gilded "pond" center bowl. A central crystal bud vase rises above. A rare and charming example. Austria, early 1900's. 10 1/4" H., 6 3/4" W.
Fine Art Nouveau wine, or claret, jug made by the WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. A fully cast, detailed figure of a mermaid forms the handle. The mount, with its hinged cover and tall pouring lip, has rambling florals in relief. The large crystal carafe is hand-cut, as well as etched, with complementing high Art Nouveau florals. Signed with WMF marks upon the mount. An extraordinary example of romanticized Art Nouveau by this highly regarded workshop. Illustrated in the firm's well-known 1906 catalogue, page 135. 12" H.
Elegant pair of Georgian-era Sheffield plate wine bottle coasters. Swirling, lobed coasters with applied gadroon-and-shell tops. Turned wooden bases. England circa 1840. 1 7/8" H., 6 1/4" W.
Lovely enameled scarab pendant from the Charles Horner workshop. The scarab has luminous blue, green and aqua highlights. A similar example is pictured in "Charles Horner of Halifax," by Tom J. Lawson, page 88. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1910. 1 1/4" W.
Lovely serpentine-form sterling silver frame. The rambling frame's border, as well as the photo borders, have a relief repousse pattern. Oak easel back. Hallmarks: J & R Griffin, Chester 1919. 6 5/8" W., 8 3/8" H.; 3 1/2" W., 5 1/8" H. photo
Nice wild boar tusk corkscrew with naturally mottled gradation of tones. Reticulated sterling silver mount with chased scrolling leaves. Walker Bell feature. American circa 1900. 5 1/2" W., 5 1/2" L.
Nice wild boar tusk corkscrew with naturally mottled gradation of tones. Sterling silver mount has an applied band of leaves in relief. Walker Bell feature. American circa 1900. 6 1/4" w., 5 3/4" L.
Heavy fine quality Victorian water jug. The extensively hand-cut hobnail-and-star pattern pitcher has an Arts & Crafts silvered mount. Made by John Grinsell of Birmingham circa 1890. 9 3/4" H.
British banded agate wax seal is cut into an octagonal with a rounded top. The polished stone is mounted with chased silver that holds its beveled agate seal with intaglio crest. England circa 1890. 2" L.
Handsome large English cigars box. Rectangular wooden box with its central "Cigars" applique is hallmarked Cork Bros., London 1911. Top corners are further mounted with hand-chased, triangular elements. Interior is fitted with an adjustable divider to accommodate cigars or tobacco. Minor loss to "g." 3" H., 5 3/4" W., 9 1/2" L.