Vases by George Paulding Farnham, chief designer for Tiffany & Company from 1885 to 1907. Art Nouveau. American.

"Ptarmigan" vase. 1900-1905.
“Ptarmigan” vase. 1901-1903. The body created from layers of fused copper and silver, sterling silver bird and coat of arms in gold. Photo © NGC. Image © National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Fair use license. via https://www.gallerieswest.ca/news/whistler%E2%80%99s-audain-art-museum-to-showcase-historic-ptarmigan-/
Vase. ca. 1901. Silver and enamel.
Vase. ca. 1901. Silver and enamel. Image ©2019 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/tiffany-co/vase-by-george-paulding-farnham-eLk3-2H4IZVa61SQDZ-YJg2
Adams vase.
Adams vase designed to resemble a cotton plant, a commission made for Edward Dean Adams, chairman of the board of the American Cotton Oil Company. 1893-95. Gold, tourmaline, quartz, spessartite, rock crystal, amethyst, fresh water pearl, and enamel. Image © 2000–2019 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Fair use license. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/35
Vase. ca. 1900. Exhibited at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle
Vase, designed to celebrate Native American art with “corncob” handles among other elements. ca. 1900. Exhibited at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle. Hand-raised silver body ornamented with amazonite,bluish opal and freshwater pearl embedded in the handles. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Image © Metropolitan Museum of Art. Fair use license. via https://antiquesjournal.com/index.php/2019/05/14/show-and-tell-5/
Loving cup. 1897.
Loving cup. 1897. Silver, copper, niello, and horn. Attributed to Paulding Farnham. Chasing attributed to Eugene Soligny. Collection of the Cincinnati Art Museum. Photo credit: Daderot. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Loving_Cup_by_Tiffany_Co.,_Paulding_Farnham_attrib_designer,_Eugene_Soligny_attrib_chaser,_1897,_silver,_copper,_niello,_horn_-_Cincinnati_Art_Museum_-_DSC04483.JPG

Table fountains in silver and gilt to impress your future in-laws when they come to lunch. Taking care of making sure the wine is mixed with water, you will never be rude. Or you could fill it with cologne.

Table fountain. 1638–1641. Partly gilded silver.
Table fountain. 1638–1641. Partly gilded silver. Made in Augsburg, Bavaria (Germany). Melchior Gelb, silverworker. Image © MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna. Fair use license. via https://www.mak.at/en/metal_study_collection?media_id=1342703966017&menu-id=1343388632778
"The Alhambra" table fountain. 1852-53.
“The Alhambra” table fountain, in the motif of a domed Moorish temple sheltering a fountain, with three Arab horses led by two Moors sitting on a hummock covered in small palm trees and figures of animals. Commissioned by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1851. English. Silver, parcel gilt and enamel. Modeled by Edward Lorenzo Percy and Edmund Cotterill. Image © Royal Collection Trust. Fair use license. via https://www.rct.uk/collection/1569/the-alhambra-table-fountain
Table fountain. ca. 1320-40. Made in Paris, France.
Table fountain. ca. 1320-40. Made in Paris, France. Gilt-silver and translucent enamels. Artist not known. Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1924.859

Inkwells and caskets in gold, one made for a Russian tsar and another commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria. Fritz von Miller (1840-1921). he did designing and worked in bronze and gold with a workshop in Munich, Bavaria.

Casket. ca. 1880-85.
Casket. ca. 1880-85. German. Ebony, ivory, silver, gilded metal, lapis lazuli, and amber. Fritz von Miller, designer. Image © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Fair use license. via http://cameo.mfa.org/wiki/File:02.86-SC39657.jpg
Inkstand. 1864.
Inkstand with ornamentation that includes mythical and allegorical figures such as Hercules and the Hydra, Time, and Victory. 1864. Commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as recognition for the royal physician Doctor Ignatz von Zauber in recognition of his twenty-five years of service in the city of Munich’s government. Silver, gilt-bronze, and enamel with rubies, emeralds and diamonds. Designed by Von Miller in partnership with jeweler Adam Hausinger. Photo by John Faier, © The Richard H. Driehaus Museum. Image © The Richard H. Driehaus Museum. Fair use license. via http://driehausmuseum.org/exhibitions/collection-highlights
Presentation casket that may have contained a rare bible, made for Tsar Alexander III.
Presentation casket that may have contained a rare bible, made for Tsar Alexander III. 1883. Made in Munich, Germany. Silver, enamel, hardstone, rock crystal, and gilt-bronze with tooled leather. Inscribed “The Gift of the German State in the year of our Lord, 1883, on the day of the Coronation, Saint Petersburg, the 15th of May.” (English translation). signed at one end “Fritz von Miller München”. Image © Sotheby’s 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2013/russian-works-of-art-and-silver-n09068/lot.367.html

Fantastical gilded creatures trying to escape from the furniture they are holding up. One with no gilding. François Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter (1770-1841). From 1796 to 1825, he oversaw one of the most successful furniture workshops in the city of Paris.

Throne of Napoleon to be used at the Senate.
Throne of Napoleon to be used at the Senate with elbow-rests that depict a pair of winged sphinxes. 1804. Shown in an exhibition at the Chateau of Versailles but is kept in the Senate conference room. Jacob-Desmalter, maker. In the public domain in the United States because the maker has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tr%C3%B4ne_de_Napol%C3%A9on_1er_pour_le_S%C3%A9nat_-_Exposition_Versailles.jpg
Gueridon.
Gueridon. with a marble top supported by three gilt-bronze female caryatids. Stretcher centered by an urn flanked by gilt-bronze sphinxes. ca. 1880. Gilt-bronze and mahogany with a Verde Antico marble top. French. in the manner of Jacob-Desmalter with the design having been derived from a “console double-face” made by Jacob-Desmalter for Caroline Murat, Napoleon’s youngest sister. Image © Adrian Alan Fine Art and Antiques. Fair use license. via https://www.adrianalan.com/object-detail/822039/0/a-fine-empire-style-gilt-bronze-and
One of a set of four armchairs.
One of a set of four armchairs. ca. 1808. Egyptian Revival in style. Mottled maple, boxwood and amaranth with upholstery. Jacob-Desmalter, maker. Signature: Stamped : JACOB. Image © Galerie Perrin. Fair use license. via http://galerieperrin.com/product/set-of-four-armchairs-by-jacob-desmalter-1770-1841/

Gilded silver from the same place where Napoleon went shopping. French. Neoclassical. Henri Auguste, gold and silversmith (1759-1816).

Casket with figure of Morpheus. ca. 1793-98. French. Cast, chased, and
Casket with figure of Morpheus. ca. 1793-98. French. Cast, chased, and gilded silver. Jean-Guillaume Moitte, designer. Workshop of Henri Auguste. Image © 2017 Toledo Museum of Art. Fair use license. via http://emuseum.toledomuseum.org/objects/55445/casket-with-figure-of-morpheus?ctx=6215fd7d-a7b1-4785-a03a-bf8181eb4412&idx=4
Ewer. 1798-1809.
Ewer. 1798-1809. Silver-gilt with an ebony handle. One of a number of silver-gilt pieces given to Stephanie de Beauharnais by Napoleon as a wedding gift in 1806.Engraved with a crowned ‘SN’. Marks: Paris 1798-1809 and maker’s mark of Henri Auguste. Struck on base with mark of the Association of Gold and Silversmiths. Image © Royal Collection Trust. Fair use license. viua https://www.rct.uk/collection/48456/ewer
Ewer. Commissioned by William Beckford ca. 1789.
Beckford Behaguee Ewer. Commissioned by William Beckford ca. 1789. Gold with an ebony double snake shaped handle. Engraved in the pedestal “AUGUSTE ORFEVRE OF THE KING IN PARIS 1790”. Henri Auguste, maker. Photo © Christie’s Image Ltd 2015. Fair use license. via http://www.alaintruong.com/archives/2015/11/04/32883457.html

Animal themed jewelry so you can have an entire menagerie on your coat. From French goldworker Jean-Paul Robin who established the House of Robin in 1824.

Owl brooch. ca. 1875.
Owl brooch. ca. 1875. Gold with diamond eyes. Maker’s mark for Paul Robin, French assay mark. Image © Sothebys 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2010/always-in-style-150-years-of-artistic-jewels-n08626/lot.30.html
Pair of pins with a snake motif. 19th c.
Pair of pins with a snake motif. 19th c. Gold with diamond and ruby eyes. Image © 2019 D. K. Bressler & Company, Inc. and incollect.com. Fair use license. via https://www.incollect.com/listings/jewelry/brooches-and-pins/paul-robin-paul-robin-diamond-and-ruby-snake-pair-of-pins-157624

Art Nouveau jewelry from Paris to want for your birthday or any other day. French. Louis Aucoc, goldsmith (1850-1932). René Lalique apprenticed with him.

Brooch depicting a sea-maiden reclining on a shell accompanied by a suspended octopus with ruby eyes. ca. 1900.
Brooch depicting a sea-maiden reclining on a shell accompanied by a suspended octopus with ruby eyes. ca. 1900. French. Gold and diamond with plique-a-jour enamel baroque pearl. Photo credit: Ruediger Floeter, Image © Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim. via https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/brooch-louis-aucoc/vgEFsCoAGx0TPw
Brooch. Motif of a stylized shield with a maiden's face with flowing blonde hair. Decorations of cherries and vines. ca. 1900.
Brooch. Motif of a stylized shield with a maiden’s face with flowing blonde hair. Decorations of cherries and vines. ca. 1900. Art Nouveau in style. Gold, diamond, pearl and matte and iridescent enamel. Signed and maker’s mark. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/jewelry/brooches/brooches/louis-aucoc-art-nouveau-enamel-pearl-diamond-gold-brooch/id-j_172934/
Butterfly brooch. ca. 1900.
Butterfly brooch. ca. 1900. Platinum, gold, horn, enamel, diamond, emerald ruby and sapphire.Private collection. Exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2008. Image © Copyright 2006-2019 GateHouse Media, LLC. Fair use license. via https://www.wickedlocal.com/x590311239/Imperishable-beauty-at-the-Museum-of-Fine-Arts