Baluster-shaped vase with inward-tapered rim and acid-etched silver finish or patina, to which an openwork or cutout Art Nouveau style facing or overlay of three flowers and scrolls is applied; flat bottom set in. Flowers and stem are enamelled in blue, yellow and green. Bottom underside is stamped incuse "3845 B", "AHMS" in a diamond or lozenge shape with "H" and "M" superimposed, and "STERLING / ON BRONZE / PAT.AUG.27.12".
Maker is Heintz Art Metal Shop of Buffalo, NY; 1906-1930. Founded by Otto L. Heintz (1875-1918) who received U.S. Patent No. 1,037,143 on August 27, 1912, for his method of applying sterling silver to bronze without solder; the firm specialized in these wares, which came in a variety of finishes.
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