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Metalware

Silver, either solid or plated, pewter and, to a lesser extent, brass and copper were the metals most commonly used to produce Art Nouveau and Art Deco metalware and many pieces made were quite stunning. From mainland Europe, the WMF, Argentor and Kayserzinn companies were just three of the better known whose products are still very sought after, along with those made and designed here in the UK, especially those commissioned by Liberty’s.  The design and craftsmanship that went into metalwork from these years was so full of originality and character, and much is still as eyecatching today as when it was first made. We offer a varied selection of decorative and practical items from several different manufacturers, some of which also incorporate other materials such as glass or enamel.  Metalware items that were made by exponenets of the Arts & Crafts movement are now listed in our separate Arts & Crafts category.  In the meantime, please have a browse, take your time, and we hope you like what you see…

WMF Flower Dish

Pewter flower dish from WMF with the original green cut glass removable liner. So Art Nouveau, with its flowing outline, featuring an openwork whiplash design framing leaves and berries of ivy. Originally electro-plated but most…

Christening Bowl & Spoon

A cased silver spot-hammered Christening bowl and accompanying spoon by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company Ltd., then of Regent Street, London. The circular bowl rises from a spread foot and shows a lightly hammered finish below…

Wine Jug from Gebruder Bing

Copper and brass wine jug made by the German metalwork company of Gebruder Bing in the late 1800’s. With an unusual and rather bold hammered pattern on the brasswork above and below the smooth copper…

Swiss Silver ‘Wave’ Box

Good size hammered silver box on four rounded feet with a distinctive ‘wave’ design mirrored on the front and back of the gently domed hinged lid. We believe it to be of Swiss origin and…

WMF Spirit Kettle

Jugendstil copper and brass spirit kettle and stand made by the German metalwork company WMF in the late 1800’s. The brass stand is all sinuous curves, sweeping upwards from a heart-shaped base before the three…

Silver and Copper Box

Very pretty and nicely made wooden box encased with copper and embellished with applied silver decoration in the Art Nouveau style. The colour combination of the two contrasting metals works really well.  Probably originally a…

WMF Bonbon Dish

Silver plated Secessionist style bonbon dish from WMF with its original clear glass insert. Raised a little on four feet, the dish is circular and has a fixed handle. The glass insert has an etched…

Art Nouveau Tray with Mystical Scene

Rare and lovely silvered Art Nouveau tray, with its ceramic insert depicting a magical waterscape image of a young maiden seated in a shell-like boat on a lake under the moon and stars. Wearing a…

Silvered Maiden Card Tray

Silvered metal Art Nouveau maiden, elegantly posing while holding up high the outer hem of her long sleeveless gown. Leaning to her left, with her head on one side, she’s swirling the dress around and…

Art Nouveau Silver Tazza by Joseph Rodgers

Superb Arts & Crafts/Art Nouveau silver bowl or tazza from the Sheffield silversmiths Joseph Rodgers & Sons, hallmarked 1909. Standing on a rounded foot and with a tapering pedestal, the bowl itself has three applied…

WMF Silver Plated Twin Candlestick

A rare Secessionist two-branch silver plated candelabra from WMF that we’ve never come across before. Of a tapering, square sectioned columnar shape, the arched cut-outs at the base giving a four footed look and finished…

Eggs for Breakfast WMF Style

Great little silver-plated double egg cup set comprising tray with wicker wrapped handle, holding two egg cups, two spoons and a glass salt holder. Marketed at the time as an egg and salt stand, this…

Carl Deffner Wine Cooler

Extremely rare two-bottle wine cooler from Carl Deffner of Esslingen, Germany. Primarily of copper showing a strong Secessionist design on all four sides, and embellished with polished brass handles, rim and ball-shaped feet.  The original…

Walker & Hall Art Nouveau Silver Bowl

Fine quality Art Nouveau silver bowl from the Sheffield silversmiths Walker & Hall. Raised off a rounded foot, the bowl has three applied handles which are divided at top and bottom, sweeping out from the…

Pewter Cake Dish

Polished pewter shallow bowl or cake dish with fixed handle and a pattern of holly leaves and berries. From the J.P. Kayser factory and probably made around 1920 or perhaps a little earlier. In good…

Punch Bowl from WMF

Copper and brass punch bowl with original glass insert from WMF. The large copper bowl is a receptacle for ice or iced water and is tin-lined. Inside this stands an etched glass container for the…

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