Archibald Knox Gold Pendant for Liberty
Gold pendant with an openwork entrelac design from the drawing board of Archibald Knox and dating from circa 1905. Set with a central blister pearl drop and with a turquoise matrix lower drop, this pendant…
‘Lady on The Seine’ by Dietz Edzard*
Ornately framed oil on canvas by the German born artist Dietz Edzard (1893-1963). This is an atmospheric half length portrait of an elegantly dressed young woman taking refreshment whilst seated on a verandah raised above…
Loetz ‘Candia’ Vase with Silver Overlay
Little cabinet vase from Loetz in opaque ‘Candia’ glass with a trefoil rim, further decorated with an applied Art Nouveau ‘Silberiris’ design in pure silver. Loetz collaborated with a company in the US known as…
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…
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Arts & Crafts Silver Tea Service
Arts & Crafts three piece silver tea service made by Williams of Birmingham and hallmarked for the year 1904.
Showing a light randomly hammered finish on all three components, together with applied medieval style decoration in the form of four linked cross shapes.
Each piece rises off an oval foot, flaring outwards before narrowing slightly towards the gently overhanging rim which has an extravagantly shaped outline.
The wicker binding on the teapot handle is still in very good order and the little handle on the lid reflects the same shape, whereas the handles on the milk jug and sugar bowl, although in the same style, are rather more ornately shaped.
This is a delightful set, in such good condition that we wonder if it has ever been used.
The silversmiths Williams (Birmingham) Ltd were in operation between 1902 and 1929, so this a fairly early example of their superb craftsmanship.