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.
Large hammered silver Arts & Crafts era snuff box. Splendid design. Squeeze sides and the hinged flush mount top springs open.Gilded interior. Hallmarks: Horton & Allday. Birmingham 1908. Dimensions: 3/4" H, 2 1/4" W, 3 1/8" 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. 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.
Stunning Art Nouveau Vase! Large cased ruby red over amber glass intaglio cut florals and vines rambling about the surface of the tall form. Further cutting within the amber foliates is highlighted with silver. Attributed to the Harrach Workshop known for their fine Art Nouveau intaglio work. Bohemia circa 1900. Dimensions: 12 7/8" H.
Repousse copper covered oval wooden center bowl. Scrolling Art Nouveau and beaded elements cover the surface. Multi-colored jewelled cabochons are mounted within each of six panels. Very fine and minute attention to detail with rolled copper top edge fastened to wooden bowl with tiny nail rivets. France circa 1905. Dimensions: 2 3/4" H, 7 3/8" W, 10 1/2" L.
Magnificent Art Nouveau cranberry glass wine jug. Art Nouveau pewter whiplash flowers and vines adorn the form. Interlacing vines dance about the top mount. A figural Nouveau maiden upholds the shell form hinged lid. Made in Germany circa 1900. Dimensions: 12 1/4" H.
Unusual form. Lower portion is covered in leather while the removable drinking cup completely covers the top opening with its screw off cap. Quite nice heavy quality flask. Made in Sheffield by James Dixon & Sons circa 1910. 3 1/2"w, 6 1/2"h.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1900 item #1171940 (stock #6325)
Cut crystal wine or claret jug with a Bacchus mask pouring spout. The handle and hinged top mounted with Griffin and bird forms. The crystal vessel elegantly cut in a series of diamonds and stars above interlacing festooning elements. A magnificent Victorian interpretation. England circa 1880. Dimensions: 5 3/4" W, 11" H.
Pair of Art Nouveau Royal Dux pottery vases with pierced handles and florals. Ivory tone background with painted green & gilt accented relief flowers. Bases with impressed Royal Dux Bohemia triangles and factory numbers. One impressed Austria. Excellent condition. Height 9", width of base 5 1/2". Circa 1905
Georges Van Der Straeten born in Belgium 1850. An Art Nouveau Bronze of a woman with hair upswept into a ribbon. Lush brown patina. lovely features capture the remarkable expression and detail this sculptor is known for. Societe Des Bronzes De Paris Foundry Seal, France circa 1890. Onyx base. Dimensions: 7 3/8" H.
A lovely bust of an elegant woman in hat with a ribbon about her neck. An example typical of the finest works associated with this highly regarded artist born in Belgium in 1856. Bears Societe Des Bronzes De Paris Foundry Seal. Onyx base. France circa 1890. Titled "Theresa", an example pictured in 'Bronzes Sculptors Founders' by Berman; page 340. Dimensions: 7 3/4" H.
A diamond shape top incorporates Secession florals above vertical relief lozenge ornamentation. Influenced by Josef Hoffmann foliate designs. Stamped Alpacca; silvered pewter. Made in Germany circa 1905. 2 7/8" H.
Gilded bronze seal signed A. Marionnet. Fine quality casting of deep relief foliates and opening flower heads. France circa 1900. 4 1/4" H.
Three bottle finely cut crystal tantalus for wine or whiskey. Holder supported by scroll and acanthus ornamented feet. Adorned with loop handle for transport. British registry marks beneath. January 20, 1870. 12 1/4" H Each Bottle, 15 3/4" H Stand.