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…
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…
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…
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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Velvet Photograph Album
Very unusual photograph album that’s probably a one-off. Somewhat Rococo in style and we’ve certainly never seen another like it.
Covered in a colourfully patterned velvet that’s faded and worn a little over the years, it stands upright and has a small drawer beneath. The album itself is clipped into its closed position and , when unclipped, folds down ready to be opened. It has fifteen stout double sided pages, each side holding two photographs. The total capacity is therefore sixty photos. The size of the photo apertures is approximately 10 cm wide and 13 cm high, although the top edge is very slightly arched, bringing the maximun height up to around 13.5 cm.
When we first found this wonderful old album, it had a rather tatty folded scrap of newspaper inside the drawer showing the year 1897.
In good but obviously aged condition – we thought about replacing the mirror but decided it would be better to leave the decision to the next owner.