Very heavy, thick-walled, cut-crystal decanter made by the famous Val St. Lambert workshop, circa 1930's. Designed by Charles Graffart, the form is cut in four horizontal rows with ten cut panels upon each. Cut from brilliant plum-to-clear. A complementing, geometric, faceted stopper rests within. 9" H.
Finely cast Art Deco archer by Salvatore Melani (Italy, 1902-1934). The romanticized, draped figure has sculpted muscle-tone detail. The kneeling archer holds a bow upon a two-level variegated black-and-white marble base with geometric green onyx insets. Green patinated metal figure is signed upon the reverse. France circa 1930. 8" W., 17 3/4" H., 23 1/2" W.
Quite wonderful French Art Deco cherry cocktail picks. Large, set-of-twelve Bakelite cherry cocktail picks suspend from their fitted holder. The stand, with its larger Bakelite-cherry finial, rests upon an octagonal-cut wooden base. Made in France circa 1930's. 5 1/2" H., 3 3/8" L. each pick
Large Art Nouveau figural mirror. A lovely Alphonse Mucha-inspired maiden forms the mirror's stand. She gazes upward into her own boudoir mirror as her sweeping gown forms a tray beneath. The stunning high Art Nouveau design retains its original double-bevel curving mirror. A detailed cast bird in flight completes the polished pewter form. Germany circa 1900. 14"W., 18 1/2" H.
Secession gilded brass box designed by Eugen Schwemmle for Erhard & Sohne in Germany circa 1915-25. Geometric panels have stylized urns, palm trees and fawns in relief. Central panel upon the top depicts the artist's daughter, Anne Marie Schwemmle. This scarce box retains its original enamel work. Impressed workshop mark beneath. An example of this box is in the collection of the Brohan Museum, Berlin. Pictured in "Metallkunst," page 158, the book of the Museum collection. 1 7/8" H., 3 1/2" W., 5 1/8" L.
Fine heavy crystal ice cooler with a hammered sterling silver cover. A silver, tiered, open bale handle rises above. All mounted with detailed cast pendant grape clusters and vines. Exceptional in both quality as well as design. Impressed workshop marks for Danske Guldsmede Handvaerk, Denmark circa 1960. The crystal is by the Stromberg workshop of Sweden. 6 3/4" W., 9 1/2" H. to handle
Lush enamel and sterling silver dragonfly brooch. Rich cobalt blue enamel work with green at center of the dragonfly. Detailed wing pattern is beneath the enamel along with black patterned highlights. Made by John Atkins & Sons, well-known for their fine silver and enamel jewelry created in Birmingham, England between the Art Nouveau and Art Deco design eras. Silver hallmarks: Birmingham 1918. 1 1/2" W., 1" H.
Lovely antique butterfly brooch, the wings lushly enameled in lilac with a vibrant emerald green body. Additional highlights are present in iridescent blue and red. A detailed, butterfly-wing pattern is found beneath the enamel work. Made by John Atkins & Sons, well-known for their fine silver and enamel jewelry created in Birmingham, England, between the Art Nouveau and Art Deco design eras. Silver hallmarks: Birmingham 1916. 5/8" H., 1 1/8" W.
Stunning Art Nouveau Doulton Lambeth stoneware vase. Bulbous, baluster form has a celadon background with a large panel of energetically interlacing vines in high relief upon a cobalt ground. Rising flowers in relief further enhance the vase with glazes ranging from blues to sienna tones. Impressed Doulton Lambeth marks for period beginning circa 1902 to 1924. Decorator marks include those of Marion Holbrook. 13 3/8" H.
Vienna Secession design tall covered jar made by Loetz. The green glass Dagobert Peche design has stylized enamel florals in yellow, white and purple. Black enamel in beaded and scroll patterns are upon the jar as well as the cover with its knop finial. Austria circa 1915. 6 7/8" H.
Highly sought by collectors! The Foursome cocktail-shaker set rests within its own fitted wooden-base holder, or tantalus. Each recipe-dial top, with a rotating arrow, offers ten cocktail selections, including Bronx, Clover Club, Side Car and Martini. The holder's handle pushes downward for carrying or shaking the group all at once! Each shaker has an internal, side-pour strainer lip. When inverted, the shaker tops serve as drinking cups. Made by Napier in Connecticut circa 1934. 6 1/4" H. each shaker, 9" H. holder. ***Long established a a leading specialist in finest quality Art Deco era cocktail shakers - from classic to figural forms - Over 75 examples in our stock at all times - Many not listed on our site.***
"Take A Shot" cocktail bar shot glass set in the form of a silvered bullet with an applied copper band. The bullet top removes to reveal four shot jiggers with gilded interiors. Made in Germany circa 1930's. 3 1/4" H., 1 5/8" shots
A large set-of-twelve multi-color Bakelite cocktail picks are each supported within their designated slots. The burgundy, green and butterscotch step designs fan out upon the macassar-wood, fan-form holder. A most unusual example of fine French Art Deco. France circa 1930's. 3 1/2" H., 2 1/2" W.; 2 7/8" L. each pick
Shot gun shell-form cocktail jigger engraved "A Big Shot." The tall, 5-oz. measure is gilded upon the bottom as well as within. Made in England circa 1930's.
This versatile Modernist wine, or Champagne cooler was created for easy removal from its detachable stand. Designed to accommodate two bottles, the elongated quatrefoil form was made by WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1930's. The cooler attaches to its pedestal stand with a threaded element beneath. Fine quality form and function in a difficult-to-find size. 28" H. overall on stand; 9 1/2" H. cooler; 17" H. to handle; 12 1/4" W.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1940 item #1358803 (stock #613)
Bold Art Deco cocktail shaker with a rounded, concentrically stepped bottom as well as stepped strainer section. A complementing step-edge jigger-top cap completes the beautiful design. Made in France circa 1930's. 8 7/8" H. ***Long established a a leading specialist in finest quality Art Deco era cocktail shakers - from classic to figural forms - Over 75 examples in our stock at all times - Many not listed on our site.***
The bold, stepped, Art Deco chromium tray was designed by Norman Bel Geddes (American 1893-1958) for the Revere Copper & Brass Co. of Rome, New York circa 1937. The tray was part of Bel Geddes' Manhattan collection which included the iconic Skyscraper cocktail shaker as well as cups. An exhibition titled "Norman Bel Geddes: I Have Seen the Future" was on view at the Museum of the City of New York in 2014. 11 /2" W., 14 1/2" L.
WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) Art Nouveau chamberstick with a stylized, sweeping, open handle. The unusual example has a hinged top storage compartment to hold matches. A striker is built into the top. The lovely Jugendstil design has foliates in relief to complete the design. Illustrated in the well-known WMF 1906 catalogue, page 117. Firm's marks upon the handle. Germany circa 1900. 5" W., 7" L.