Fine set-of-six sterling silver shot glasses. The Arts & Crafts two-handle trophy- cup-form shots are each fully hallmarked: Finnegans Ltd., London 1904. The famous silver workshop retailed their wares in Manchester and London and rivaled Asprey at turn-of-the-century in England. Beautifully presented in original fitted, satin- and velvet-lined case. 1 3/4" H., 2 1/2" W. each
Silvered crocodile-wrapped flask with a convenient, detachable drinking cup that is gilded within. A hinged bayonet cap pivots to lock and unlock. Made in England circa 1910. 2 7/8" W., 5" H.
Extraordinary English sterling silver Art Nouveau card case. A distinct Alphonse- Mucha-influence maiden is in high relief upon its front. The profile, with cascading hair and elaborate headband, is reminiscent of Mucha's depictions of Sarah Bernhardt. Floral and scrolling patterns in relief further enhance the lovely case, which accommodates a present-day, business-card size. Hallmarks: Clifford & Norris, Birmingham 1902. 2 3/4" W., 3 7/8" H.
The handsome sterling silver snuff box has a completely hammered surface along with a vacant central medallion. The hinged top has a clasp to open and, when closed, top is flush with its borders. Hallmarks: William Neale, Chester 1903. 2 1/2" W., 3 1/2" L., 5/8" H.
Elaborately detailed, hand-chased scrolling florals cover the lovely snuff box. The hinged top has a vacant oval cartouche with an engraved border. Gilded within. Hallmarks: Colin Hewer Cheshire, Birmingham 1888. 1 1/4" W., 1 7/8" L., 1/2" H.
Handsome Victorian English silver and horn tall beaker. The sterling mount, with incised banded detail, is fully hallmarked: Thomas Johnson, London 1876. Nice gradation of tone. 4 1/8" H., 2 7/8" W.
Unusual photo frame from the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop accommodates three individual photos. Double frames of matched size flank a smaller central frame. An arched top rises above, along with relief and reticulated floral designs. Workshop marks upon bottom edge. Germany circa 1909. 3 7/8" W., 5 3/4" H. each double opening; 2 3/8" W., 3 1/2" H. center; 9" H., 11 7/8" W. overall
Handsome English antique sterling silver mounted flask. Bound with crocodile, the flask has a drinking cup with gilded interior which slips off for convenience. Cap has a bayonet hinge and pivots to lock into place. Hallmarks: Harrison Bros. & Howson, Sheffield 1896. 3 1/8" W., 5" H.
A fine figural Art Nouveau pewter Champagne cooler. A lovely, romanticized maiden harvests grapes from their vines. She hovers above a detailed relief scene of mountains, castles and the Rhine Valley, which is depicted around the circumference of the vessel. Naturalistic relief grape leaves and stems form opposing handles. A truly extraordinary example of Art Nouveau made in Germany circa 1900. 11 3/4" H., 7 1/2" W. at top, 9" W. at base
Fine set-of-six sterling silver tots, or shot glasses. The Arts & Crafts tyg tri- handle-form shots are each fully hallmarked: James Wakely & Frank Clarke Wheeler, London 1904. Beautifully presented in original, fitted, satin- and velvet-lined case bearing retailer stamp for Curtis & Horspool Jewellers of Leicester, by Appointment to H.M. the King. 2" H., 1 3/8" W., 2" W. to handles each
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.
Vienna Secession basket designed by architect Hans Ofner (1880-1939) and made in the Argentor workshop in Austria circa 1905. Crystal liner rests within rounded frame displaying gitterwerk elements upon its circumference as well as its open handle. Ofner studied with Josef Hoffmann at the Kunstgewerbescule. He went on to create Vienna Secession interiors along with fine metalwork, furniture and jewelry. An Ofner gitterwerk vase by Argentor is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. 7 1/2" H., 5 1/2" W.
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.
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.
Stylized Secession florals and blossoms are in relief upon the top as well as sides of the oval snuff box. A vacant oval medallion has delicate beaded edging. Gilded interior. 800 Fine Silver mark along with maker stamp, Germany circa 1905. 1 1/2" W., 2" L. 5/8" H.
Tudric pewter butter dish designed by the famous Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co. circa 1902-05. The open tri-handle form, with its stylized honesty leaves in relief, has its original Powell glass liner. Impressed marks beneath with model number 0162 Tudric. An example pictured in "Archibald Knox," by Stephen A. Martin, page 208. 5 5/8" W., 1 1/2" H.
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.