Pair of Victorian wine coasters with a reticulated, spiraling floral pattern. Each coaster has beaded detail along with turned wood bottoms. Sheffield circa 1890. 5 1/2" W., 2" H.
Very good example of a Christopher Dresser-influence pitcher or jug. The 19th-century Modernist form has a wide collar with pour spout. Triple-strap handle was blown and applied. A star-cut base completes the stunning design. Hallmarked Birmingham 1888 along with sovereign's head (duty mark) and maker mark. Ideal size for a bar or water jug. 7 1/2" H.
Lovely Art Nouveau sterling- silver-top boudoir jar. A scene in high relief depicts a pair of birds among cascading flowers and is gilded beneath. Crystal jar is extensively cut. Hallmarks: J. Aitkin & Son; Birmingham 1904. 2 7/8" H., 3 1/4" W.
Lovely and elegant Art Nouveau biscuit barrel made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. The green- shaded- to-clear crystal is hand-cut with robust Art Nouveau flowers and fronds. The cover has an applied floral finial. 8" H., 5 1/2" W.
Handsome English Victorian oak- and- brass-mounted smokers' box. The design has separate hinged compartments for cigars as well as cigarettes. Each is clearly labelled with a brass plaque. This unusual example is also fitted with a cigar cutter upon the top along with a match-striker plate and a removable ashtray. Within the cigarette section is an additional holder for matches or a roller. A twist-form brass carrying handle completes the design. England circa 1890. 6" W., 12" L., 5" H.
Decanter extensively overlaid with abundant silver flowers upon a florette-and-lattice surround. The unusual and elegant bulbous form with tapering base has a curving handle completely covered in silver. An undulating neck with pouring lip holds a tall, tear- drop-form stopper with additional overlay flowers. Silver has detailed, hand-chased work. Marks for the Alvin workshop of Rhode Island, circa 1900. 10 1/4" H.
Fine silver overlay upon a lustrous golden Loetz glass vase. Art Nouveau chased flowers and undulating vines encircle the shimmering form with its rainbow iridescence. Marks for the La Pierre silver workshop of New York and Newark, N.J., circa 1900. 2 1/2" H., 3" W.
Lovely Victorian, carved mother-of-pearl visiting card case. The lustrous diamond-pattern case is engraved with florals. A silver button upon the side allows for opening and closing of the hinged top. England circa 1880. 3 1/8" W., 4" H.
Fine figural Art Nouveau silvered pewter liqueur service depicting a maiden upholding a cut crystal decanter. A fluid Jugendstil base holds six cordial tumblers. Stylized hand-cutting upon the decanter and tumblers is in a Secession design. Designed by Albert Mayer for WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1900. Firm's marks impressed upon base. Illustrated in "Art Nouveau Domestic Metalwork from Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik 1906," page XXXVII and page 129. 14 1/4" H., 13 1/4" L.
Lustrously enameled sterling silver in vibrant blues, an oval medallion is surrounded by a curving reticulated Art Nouveau design. A pendant drop further enhances the lovely design. A similar pendant is pictured in "Charles Horner of Halifax," page 87. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1911. 1 1/2" L.
An elaborate Art Nouveau silver mount with chased floral detail adorns the wild boar tusk corkscrew. Nice, large tusk for comfortable grip. American circa 1900. 7 3/8" W., 5 1/4" 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.