Sterling silver Art Nouveau design tea strainer. The elaborately pierced strainer is gilded within. Hallmarks: J. Gloster, Birmingham 1917. 4 1/8" 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.
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.
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.
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.
Lovely sterling silver photo frame. The surface has engine-turned detail with a vacant oval medallion. Hallmarks: Stokes & Ireland, Chester, 1911. Retail marks for Finnigan Ltd. of Manchester. 5" W., 6 3/4" H.; 3 1/2"W., 5 1/4" H. photo
Art Nouveau sterling silver tray with wavy cartouche forms in relief about the borders. Rambling flower heads further enhance the curving form. Nice quality with rolled edge details. Hallmarks: Henry Williams, Birmingham 1911. 8 3/8" W., 10 1/4" L.
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.
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.
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.
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 antique sterling silver and enamel butterfly brooch. The detailed lilac wings, with veining in black, have iridescent green patterns along with a green body. Made by the John Atkins & Sons workshop, well-known for their fine silver and enamel jewelry. Fully hallmarked: John Atkins, Birmingham 1915. 2 1/4" W., 1 1/8" H.
Secession pottery covered bowl by Dagobert Peche (Austria 1877-1923). Impressed marks for Gmunder Keramik Austria 1915-20. The firm executed pottery for the Wiener Werkstatte. Stylized Vienna Secession design of a figural, reclining woman holding a flower amidst a naturalistic gardenscape glazed in black and white. A tree is upon the reverse. The cover is crowned by a finial along with a geometric Secession pattern. Similar work seen in "Dagobert Peche and the Weiner Werkstatte," Yale University Press in association with the Neue Galerie in New York, copyright 2002. 3 1/4" H., 4" W.
Nice quality English sterling silver photo frame. The flat borders are bold and wide. Hallmarks: Horton & Allday, Birmingham 1918. 5" W., 6 3/4" H; 3 1/2" W., 5 1/4" H. photo
Lovely antique butterfly brooch, the wings lushly enameled in royal blue with a green body. Additional highlights are present in red and green. A detailed, butterfly-wing pattern is found beneath the enamel work. Made by John Atkins & Sons, well-known for their fine silver and enamel jewelry. Fully hallmarked : John Atkins, Birmingham 1915. 1 1/4" x 5/8".
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.
Sweet bronze seal depicting a young boy wearing a hat with a scarf about his neck. Germany circa 1910. 3" 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.