Large bulbous form silver overlay flacon or decanter. Extensively overlaid in robust Art Nouveau flowers and vines. Fine hand-chased detail enhances the interlacing silver work. A tall dome-form stopper completes the design. American, circa 1900. 8 1/4" H., 4 1/2" W.
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.
Lovely Art Nouveau sterling silver clock with interlacing sweeping elements in relief. Silver is mounted upon a curving easel-back oak form. Hallmarks: Joseph Gloster, Birmingham 1907. Dimensions: 4 3/8" W., 6" H., 2" D.
Art Nouveau sterling silver and cut crystal paperweight inkwell. Large rounded silver cover with robust Art Nouveau florals in high relief. Heavy crystal square inkwell deeply cut beneath. Marked sterling. American circa 1900. Dimensions: 2 5/8" Sq., 4" H.
Lovely Art Nouveau frame with reticulated whiplash elements at its top. A central display of open flowers and leaves crowns the robust form with further naturalistic reticulation at its lower section. Germany circa 1900. Dimensions: 4 1/2" W., 7" H.; 2 1/8" W., 3 1/4" H.; photo 2 1/8" W., 3 1/4" L.
Lovely unusual example from the famous Mappin & Webb workshop of London and Sheffield circa 1910. Crystal biscuit barrel with silvered mounts is cut with stylized florals and vines dancing about the ribbed surface. A bale handle and turned lid finial enhance the form. Ideal for cookies as well as for use as a covered ice cooler. Dimensions: 6 1/2" H., 8" H. to handle, 6" W.
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.
Fine Secession silver bowl designed by Helene Brandt for the famous Bruckmann & Sohne workshop in Heilbronn, Germany circa 1913. The rising octagonal form has a broad rim with stylized Secession flowers, podes and leaves in deep relief influenced by Josef Hoffmann works for Wiener Werkstatte. A jardinere in this design is pictured in "Silber fur Die Welt," page 139. This publication documents creations by Bruckmann's leading designers. 800 fine silver marks beneath along with firm's marks. Dimensions: 1 7/8" H., 10 3/4" W.
Beautifully interpreted Art Nouveau design. A Mucha-inspired figural maiden with flowing hair upholds a corner of her gown as it undulates about the perimeter of the tray. Pendant irises in relief are further enhanced by cast and applied flowers and fronds in high relief. Made by the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. Illustrated in the firm's 1906 catalogue, page 170. Signed beneath. Dimensions: 12 1/4" W., 11 1/2" H.
Art Nouveau silver card tray with a raised border of intertwined mistletoe leaves. The rectangular tray with its rounded corners bears hallmarks beneath for Orfevrerie Boulenger et Cie, Paris. Additionally stamped with the head of Mercury and numeral 1 for 950 fine silver. The prominent workshop received many international design awards. France circa 1900. Dimensions: 6" W., 8" L.
Kralik Glatt Silberiris vase with fine silver overlay. Cased golden iridescent pinched vase with a rose orchid interior. Art Nouveau chased silver flowers and vines embellish the form. Wilhelm Kralik Sohne was founded by Josef Meyr in Austro-Bohemia circa 1815. Silver overlay bears marks from La Pierre of New York, N.Y., and Newark, N.J., circa 1905. Dimensions: 4 1/4" H.
High Art Nouveau tray with reticulated whiplash elements. Relief florals enhance each end. Incised elements highlight the tray's surface. The undulating form is supported by four ball feet. Made by the well-known workshop WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwaren Fabrik)in Germany circa 1910. Dimensions: 8 1/2" W., 13 1/2" L.
An undulating Art Nouveau framework adorns the original complimenting cut crystal bowl. A billowing cover enhanced by relief tendrils and a naturalistic pierced handle complete the form. Made by the Walter Scherf workshop founded in Nuremberg in 1899 and ceased operating in 1914. Prominent designers such as Friedrich Adler, Peter Behrens and Joseph Maria Olbrich were commissioned to create designs. This fine example was likely designed by Peter Behrens. The range was signed Isis or Osiris as is this beneath the foot, circa 1900. Dimensions: 3 5/8" H, 5" W, 9" L.
Fine WMF centerpiece depicting a central maiden with outstretched arms. Whiplash handles flank the high Art Nouveau reticulated form. Relief patterns of flowers and vines sweep about the surface. The crystal liner is cut with complimenting florals. Stabilized crack upon left of liner. Designed by Albert Mayer circa 1900 in Germany in the workshop's 1906 Catalogue page 364. Dimensions: 6 1/8" H, 7" W, 18" L.
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.
Rounded form biscuit barrel on a raised footed support. Interlacing Celtic patterns are engraved about the circumference as well as upon the hinged top. Reticulated handles flank the sides. Made by Thomas Latham & Ernest Morton in Birmingham circa 1885. Dimensions: 8 1/2" H, 8 1/4" W.
Superb quality Art Nouveau 800 Fine Silver tray by the Wilhelm Binder workshop in Schwabisch Gmund, Germany circa 1905. The oval dual handle form has cut out interlacing Jugendstil elements. Hand chased contoured accents enhance the design. Further handwork is seen in rolled edging around the entire tray. Firm's marks beneath. An Austro-Hungarian import mark for Budapest is stamped upon one handle. An identical example in the collection of the Brohan Museum in Berlin is pictured page 101, 'Modern Art of Metalwork', published by the museum. Dimensions: 6 5/8" W, 13 1/4" L.
Sterling silver Arts & Crafts design small bowl in Shreve's Dolores pattern. The notched and relief edging is hammered. Ideal size for an olive or cherries bowl as well as for condiments. San Francisco circa 1909. Dimensions: 1" H, 2 1/4" W, 3 3/8" L.