Lovely sterling silver Art Nouveau photo frame. The scenic dome top has a reclining maiden gazing into her upheld hand mirror. Fluidly curving sides are adorned with Art Nouveau foliates. Wooden easel back. Hallmarks: A. Bromet, Birmingham 1906. 6 3/8" W., 8 3/4" H.; 3 1/2" W., 5 1/8" H. photo
Stunning Art Nouveau pendant from the Charles Horner workshop. A stylized, elongated foliate is richly enameled in blues, aqua and green tones. An additional pendant drop in royal blue enamel completes the design. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1909. 1 7/8" L.
Stunning example from the well-regarded Orivit workshop of Cologne, Germany, circa 1904. The pewter framework, with its reticulated, undulating vines, has robust Jugendstil handles and rests upon its contrasting stained wood bottom. Pictured in the book entitled "Orivit," page 131. 12 1/2" W., 19 1/4" L.
Extraordinary Art Nouveau large double photo frame made by the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1900. A central, romanticized maiden upholds sweeping flowers upon vines on the rectangular form. Jugendstil designs in relief further enhance the borders of the frame that accommodates two photos. Illustrated on page 305 in the well-known WMF 1906 catalogue published by the Antiques Collectors Club. Signed beneath with workshop marks. 12 1/4" W., 10 1/2" H.; 3 3/8" H., 3 1/2" W. each photo
A WMF Art Nouveau sweetmeat stand designed by the influential sculptor/designer Albert Mayer for the well-known German firm, WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik). Mayer was appointed head of the Art Studio in 1894 and specialized in designs which depicted beautiful maidens and nymphs with flowing hair, etc. Illustrated in The Art Nouveau Domestic Metalwork Catalog 1906. Bears WMF mark underneath. Germany circa 1900. 9" H., 14" L., 5 1/2" W.
Elegant Art Nouveau enameled pendant from the Charles Horner workshop. Curving openwork sterling silver design has four cascading florettes. Central enamel work is in rich royal blues to iridescent aqua and greens. A complementing triangular enamel suspension drops beneath the foliates. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1909. 1 5/8" L.
Lovely tray made by the well-regarded Argentor workshop of Vienna circa 1900. The silvered high Art Nouveau borders are reticulated with rambling florals and vines. The footed, rounded form has a decorated, etched glass surface to complete the design. Signed beneath. Argentor was located in Wimbergerstrasse and was founded by Ernst Russ and Adolf Wilhelm Hetzel.
Lovely Art Nouveau letters or stationery box has its original fitted wooden interior. Extensive Art Nouveau whiplash, foliates and scenic designs are in relief on the silvered, hinged-top form. Made in England circa 1900. 3 1/2" D., 9" L. 5 3/4" H.
Extraordinary Art Nouveau design. A scarce example of a bat-form pendant from the famous Charles Horner workshop in sterling and enamel. A detailed pattern in the silver wings and body is seen beneath the enamel work. Cobalt blue, along with lustrous turquoise and aqua greens, define the design. Further enamel is found upon a rising triangular form above the pendant as well as on a complementing suspension. A similar example is pictured in "Charles Horner of Halifax," page 94. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1909. 2 1/2" L. with suspended enamels.
Fine antique crystal box with a minutely detailed, cast bronze eagle upon its hinged cover. The eagle is complemented by bronze Art Nouveau floral elements along with foliate-trim mountings. The marquise-form crystal box is cut with vertical fluting and a starburst upon its base. France circa 1900. 2 3/8" H., 4 3/8" W., 8 5/8" L.
A stunning example of fine Art Nouveau. The pewter-mounted glass vase is from the Moritz Hacker (Budapest 1849-1932) workshop founded in Vienna, Austria in 1882. Three detailed, cast irises climb the sides of the Loetz lilac glass vase decorated with undulating waves in aubergine. The well-regarded Hacker, a jeweler to the royal court, often collaborated with Loetz. Signed with Hacker workshop marks upon mount; Vienna circa 1900-05. 8 1/4" H.
Elaborate silver oval frame. A central mask of a woman with headdress adorns the top. Foliates in relief further adorn the borders. Stamped with French marks, circa 1900. 5 1/4" W., 8 5/8" H.; 4" W., 5 5/8" H. photo
Irises, along with swirling foliates, are in relief upon the box cover. Sides of the charming pill or trinket box have complementing Art Nouveau florals, all with chased detail. Gilded within. Hallmarks: Charles Dumenil, London, 1902. 1 5/8" W., 1 1/8" H.
Finely cast gilded bronze tray with detailed, reticulated foliates in high relief. The stunning Art Nouveau form rests upon four cast feet and is signed M. Migneaux; France circa 1900. 7 1/4" W., 8 7/8" L.
A beautifully cast Art Nouveau maiden with flowing hair in the style of Alphonse Mucha forms the handle of the letter opener. The lovely silvered pewter sculptural opener was made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. Illustrated in the firm's 1906 catalog, reprinted by the Antiques Collectors Club, page 270. 8 1/8" L.
Elaborately pierced, hand-chased florals reveal the cobalt crystal liner of the sterling silver mustard pot. The hinged, slotted cover is all silver. Stamped sterling along with maker mark; American circa 1900. 2 3/4" H. Antique English spoon included. 2 3/4" H.
Extraordinary Jugendstil large wine jug made by the Carl Deffner workshop of Esslingen, Germany, circa 1905. A multi-segmented monkey guards the domed top, while its long tail forms a curved, open handle. The silvered tankard is enhanced with Jugendstil whiplash designs in relief. The monkey, as well as the spout and round foot, are all gilded. Firm's marks beneath. 5 7/8" W., 15 1/2" H.
A most unusual-to-find matching pair of silver overlay vases. Each is in emerald green glass with extensive overlay work, all with hand-chased detail. Interlacing Art Nouveau designs climb the baluster form. Four robust flowers emerge from their stems upon the upper portion of the vases. American circa 1900. 10" H. each