Jugendstil copper and brass by Carl Deffner (1856-1948). The Deffner firm having been located in Esslingen am Neckar in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. A family firm dating back to the early 19th century, Carl Deffner took it over with his brother in 1900.

Candleholder with a square base with a pierced design of holes on all four sides with a concave cured handle that slots into the drip tray. The four candle uprights have a ball inset and are square on the top. ca, 1900. Jugendstil. Copper and brass. Maker’s marks: Impress mark of a shield with crossed swords & CDE in between. on the base. Image ©  2006-2020 by Botterweg Auctions Amsterdam. Fair use license. via https://www.botterweg.com/Defner_Carl/tabid/59/lotid/38397/Kavel-38397.aspx?language=nl-NL

Two bottle wine cooler. Copper with polished brass handles, rim and ball-shaped feet. Originally it had a fitted perforated zinc insert with two tubes that lifted out for cleaning and prior insertion of the bottles if preferred. ca. 1890-1900. Copper and brass. Maker’s marks: Marked on the underside with Carl Deffner initials and crossed halberds inside a shield. Also showing the number 8. Image © 2016 Nouveau Deco Arts. Fair use license. via https://www.nouveaudecoarts.com/Metalware/Carl-Deffner-Wine-Cooler.Html
Brass box with a wood lining. ca. 1910. Brass and wood. Maker’s marks for Carl Deffner to the base. Image © Levels Antiques and antiques-atlas.com. Fair use license. via https://www.antiques-atlas.com/antique/carl_deffner_art_nouveau_brass_box_c1910/as289a648

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