A French Art Nouveau glass and wood footed bowl by Emile Gallé, featuring a multicolored pinched-sided glass bowl in yellow, purple, and green. The bowl sits atop a carved walnut foot with openwork floral design and scrolled base. Pictured in "Meubles et Ensembles Style 1900" by Edith Mannoni, page 54. Provenance: Private collection of Mr. Robert S. Walker.
A Tiffany Studios New York "Flower-Form" vase, featuring a green pulled-feather decoration on a cream ground. The vase has a goblet top and applied foot. Favrile glass vases in the shapes of stylized flowers were among the earliest creations of the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, forerunner of Tiffany Studios. Initial examples of this technique date from approximately 1894, although later pieces show greater refinement. Flower forms have great variety in stem length and rim shape. A similar vase is pictured in: "Louis C. Tiffany: Rebel in Glass", by Robert Koch (in Louis C. Tiffany: The Collected Works of Robert Koch, Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2001, p. 94).
A Tiffany Studios New York favrile "paperweight" glass vase decorated with a band of white daisies with long green stems and enhanced with red accents. The paperweight technique involved fusing thin rods of transparent glass in a variety of colors. The resulting thicker rod was cut into thin pieces and were then worked into clear glass. A vase with similar decoration is pictured in: Louis C. Tiffany: The Collected Works of Robert Koch, Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2001, p. 106.
An English Victorian 18 karat gold bangle bracelet by eminent Renaissance Revival jewelry designer Robert Phillips. The bangle centers a double band of delicate hand-drawn twisted wirework, edged with spherical motifs, with Phillips'' hallmark of the Prince of Wales'' feathers. Robert Philips, known as the English Castellani, was a pioneer of the Archaeological Revival styles in the mid- to late-Victorian period. An enterprising designer who kept abreast of the major archaeological finds of the day, Phillips drew inspiration from sources as diverse as Assyrian and Scandinavian arts, which was original among jewelers working in this style. Assyrian-style inspired jewels, as reinterpreted by Philips, won the firm a gold medal at the Paris Exposition of 1867. The firm was a magnet for young talent, and such well-known artists as Carlo Giuliano and Carlo Doria worked at his benches at the beginning of their careers. This stylish bangle, with its geometric opposed line and sphere motifs has a universal and timeless appeal.
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