American beauty Art Nouveau silver candleholder William Kerr & Co 1901 For Sale
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American beauty Art Nouveau silver candleholder William Kerr & Co 1901 :
Description:American Art Nouveau silver candlestickWilliam B. Kerr & Co
An American Art Nouveau silver candlestick, scrolling foliate handle with roaring lion's head uppermost, three ladies head's with tiaras and flowing hair to drip pan, ball feet, marked sterling, maker's mark for William B. Kerr & Co., 2.75 inches or 7.5cm high, 4 inches or 10cm in diameter wide.
This early 20th century sterling silver candlestick was made by William B. Kerr & Co. of Newark, New Jersey, known for their exquisite Art Nouveau designsThe candlestick stands " at its highest point and is in diameter
The foot of the piece bears Kerr's fasces hallmark used between 1892 - 1927 consisting of a single-bit axe with rods bound by three straps.
The piece is stamped "Sterling" and is also marked with the item number "895".
The piece weighs 105grams.
William B. Kerr. William B. Kerr, originally Kerr & Thiery, was established by William B. Kerr in Newark, New Jersey in 1855. The company was a maker of flat and tableware, sterling silver and gold dresser ware, and jewelry. William B. Kerr was purchased by the Gorham Corporation in 1906 and moved to Providence, Rhode Island in 1927.
The “American Beauty” series featured fantastic Art Nouveau motif with flowers, classic Gibson Girl style women’s heads with upswept hair, detailed leaves and scroll work which this may be a forrunner of bearing an earlier pattern number.
Hallmarks: sterling & the makers mark of Kerr with the pattern number 895 which places
it to 1901
Maker: W B Kerr
Date: Circa 1901
Condition: generally in fantastic condition however there are high spots to the decoration
where loving care to the high relief repouse has made a couple of pin holes in the high relief areas
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