Antique spill vases. Spills were twists of paper that you would use to light your pipe or melt sealing wax back before there were matches. Every home needed two or three. Different materials and designs.

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Staffordshire spill vase in the motif of two children sleeping with a bird watching over them with tufts of hand modeled foliage in the various branches. mid 19th c. British. Ceramic. Handpainted with gilt around the base. Image © Rogues’ Hollow Antiques, 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.rogueshollowantiques.com/product/antique-staffordshire-spill-vase/
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Pair of spill vases. 1901. Edwardian. English. Sterling silver with weighted bases. Makers marks: matching hallmarks for Birmingham 1901 with the silversmiths marks for John S. Pullinger & W. J .Myatt & Company. Image ©2020 LoveAntiques.com. Fair use license. via https://www.loveantiques.com/antique-silver/silver-vases/pair-of-antique-edwardian-sterling-silver-9-spill-vases-1901-167320
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Pair of spill vases. 1900. Jugendstil/Art Nouveau. German. Pewter. Orivit, maker. Makers marks: stamped “ORIVIT” on the base with “2165”. Image © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.amazon.com/Orivit-Antique-Nouveau-Pewter-Spill/dp/B00JHRJ5NU
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Pair of Staffordshire mare and foal spill vases. ca. 1850. Ceramic. Image © 2020 Chairish, Inc. and Apropos Antiques, Henrico Virginia. Fair use license. via https://www.chairish.com/product/2130150/antique-staffordshire-mare-foal-spill-vases

Art Nouveau/Jugendstil silver and pewter made by JP Kayser & Sohn AG which was located in Krefeld, Germany. Opening their first foundry in 1844 they finally went out of business in 1930. In 1900 their work earned a gold medal at the Paris Exposition Universelle.

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Art Nouveau vase in white metal. ca. 1900. Designed and signed by Hugo Leven probably for J. P Kayser Sohn. Leven did a lot of their design work. Image © 2008-2020 Bukowski Auktioner AB. Fair use license. via https://www.bukowskis.com/en/auctions/581/489-a-hugo-leven-white-metal-art-nouveau-vase-probably-for-j-p-kayser-sohn-germany
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Jewel casket. ca. 1900. Silver plate. Image © 2014 Dorian Frank. Fair use license. via https://www.dorianfrank.com/product/kayser-sohn-art-nouveau-jewel-casket/
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Inkwell and pen tray, modeled as a bobsleigh with sculptured four men team on board. ca. 1900. Art Nouveau. Silvered pewter. Probably designed by W. Zwick. Marked with the Kayser and Sohn logo. Image © 1998-2020 Ruby Lane, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.rubylane.com/item/1190085-0099-0931/Kayser-Art-Nouveau-Novelty-Silvered-Pewter

Pieces in metal with detailing that makes them shine from the American rendition of the Arts and Crafts movement. Rebecca Cauman, artist. Living from 1872 to 1964, she studied at the Massachusetts College of Art and the Rhode Island School of Design American, 1882–1964)born in Massachusetts in 1872, and educated at the Massachusetts College of Art and the Rhode Island School of Design.

Covered box. ca. 1905.
Covered box. ca. 1905. Hammered copper and enamel. Signed on the underside. Image © 2002-2020 LiveAuctioneers. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/82329473_rebecca-cauman-hammered-copper-and-enamel-covered-box
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Covered bowl or box with a planished finish resting on a spreading foot with hand chased, pierced and enamel decoration. Hand chased lid with a rock crystal final from which radiate 12 hand pierced, applied and enameled ovals. ca. 1927. Sterling silver, rock crystal and enamel. Exhibited at the Boston Society of Arts and Crafts Tricennial Exhibition held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in March of 1927. Marked “STERLING/Cauman” underneath. Image © 2020 Spencer Marks Ltd. Fair use license. via https://www.spencermarks.com/products/rebecca-cauman-rare-and-important-sterling-silver-enamel
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Box with lid. 1925. Pewter and glass. Collection of the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee. Photo credit: Sailko. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rebecca_cauman,_scatola_con_coperchio,_in_peltro_e_vetro,_1925_ca.jpg
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Bookends. ca. 1920. Hammered copper and enamel. Collections of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis. In the public domain. via https://collections.artsmia.org/art/29406/bookend-one-of-a-pair-rebecca-cauman

Novelty nib wipes with bristles to wipe the extra ink off of your fountain pen. From Victorian times. So much more interesting were their desk accessories than ours. All we have is computer mice and plastic pens but they had everything.

Lobster pen wipe. ca. 1880.
Lobster pen wipe. ca. 1880. Brass. Head lifts off to reveal the bristles. English. Image © 2019 Etsy, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.etsy.com/listing/678029742/rare-antique-english-pen-nib-wipe-in?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=antique+pen+wipe&ref=sr_gallery-1-5&frs=1
Pig nib wipe. Antique. Pewter.
Pig nib wipe. Victorian. Pewter. Maker not known. Image © Skinner & Hyde, United Kingdom. Fair use license. via https://www.skinnerandhyde.co.uk/product/rare-antique-pig-pen-nib-wipe-brush/
Lizard pen wipe. Antique. Austrian.
Lizard pen wipe. Antique. Bronze. Austrian. Original bristles. Small cabochon onyx replacing the missing eyes and touched up scales. Image © 2007–2019 Auctions Online USA Ltd. Fair use license. via https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/263190-antique-lizard-bronze-pen-wipe-kyratise?in=activity

“Tudric” pewter from Liberty and Company of London. Part of the Arts and Crafts movement and made around 1902.

Vase with a flared trumpet form, model number "01040." ca. 1902.
Vase with a flared trumpet form, model number “01040.” ca. 1902. Pierced body cast with ascending plants, raised on a spreading foot. Manufacturers marks on the underside. Image © Toovey’s 2017-2019. Fair use license. via https://www.tooveys.com/lots/404547/a-liberty-and-co-tudric-pewter-vase-of-flared-trumpet-form
Butter dish. Open tri-handle form with stylized honesty leaves in relief and its original Powell glass liner. ca. 1902-05.
Butter dish. Open tri-handle form with stylized honesty leaves in relief and its original Powell glass liner. ca. 1902-05. Archibald Knox, designer. Marks beneath with model number 0162. Image © 1998-2019 cherubsantiquegallery.com. Fair use license. via https://www.cherubantiquesgallery.com/items/1394720/Archibald-Knox-Liberty-Tudric-Butter-Dish
Closed-case clock. Embossed Celtic knot design and a clock face enameled in blue, green and copper. ca. 1902.
Closed-case clock. Embossed Celtic knot design and a clock face enameled in blue, green and copper. ca. 1902. Archibald Knox, designer. Image courtesy Rago Arts and Auction Center, Lambertville, N.J. Image © 2007-2018 LiveAuctioneers. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/news/be-smart/archibald-knox-and-his-timeless-tudric-ware/
Satin finish pewter vase with three handles, style #030. ca. 1903.
Satin finish pewter vase with three handles, style #030. ca. 1903. Signed on the bottom production “0” Tudric and 030 style number. Image © 2019, Greenans Cottage. Fair use license. via
Biscuit box with a Repoussé pattern of stylized flowers.
Biscuit box with a repoussé pattern of stylized flowers, model 0194.Early 20th c. Archibald Knox, designer. Stamped “TUDRIC ENGLISH PEWTER, LIBERTY & CO.” Image ©2019 LoveAntiques.com. Fair use license. via https://www.loveantiques.com/antique-metalware/pewter/arts-and-crafts-liberty-and-co-tudric-pewter-biscuit-box-by-archibald-knox-118379