Fine set-of-six sterling silver shot glasses. The Arts & Crafts two-handle trophy- cup-form shots are each fully hallmarked: Finnegans Ltd., London 1904. The famous silver workshop retailed their wares in Manchester and London and rivaled Asprey at turn-of-the-century in England. Beautifully presented in original fitted, satin- and velvet-lined case. 1 3/4" H., 2 1/2" W. each
Hagenauer giraffe bronze sculpture or seal. Wonderful stylized modernist form for which this famous workshop is so well-known. Signed upon base "Made in Austria." A photo of the giraffe is pictured in "Werkstatte Karl Hagenauer Vien VII," an early catalogue, page 2. Made circa 1928. 3 5/8" H.
Very nice Tiffany sterling silver cocktail jigger. The concentrically stepped design serves as measuring increments. First step is 1/2 oz., 2nd is 1 oz., 3rd is 2 oz., and so on. An unusual example from the famous maker. New York circa 1940's. 1 7/8" H.
Miniature cocktail shaker houses a set-of-six Bakelite- cherry-mounted cocktail picks. The picks suspend from their own stand which lifts out of the shaker. Made in England circa 1930's. 4 1/2" H., 3 1/2" L. each pick
Nice quality heavy sterling silver scissor-form ice tongs. Ideal design for practical function as easy-grip design picks up any size ice cubes. Made by the Lebkeucher Silver Co. in New Jersey circa 1930. 7 3/8" L.
Set of three gun- shell-form cocktail jiggers, each engraved: "Big Shot" (2-oz.); "Just A Shot" (1 /1/2-oz.); and, "Little Shot" (1-oz.). Each silvered jigger is gilded upon the bottom as well as within. Made in Italy circa 1930's.
Red Bakelite die cocktail-picks holder containing a set-of-eight picks with multi-colored dice finials. France circa 1930's.
Silvered crocodile-wrapped flask with a convenient, detachable drinking cup that is gilded within. A hinged bayonet cap pivots to lock and unlock. Made in England circa 1910. 2 7/8" W., 5" H.
Black glass vase with six scallop-form lobed sections. The unusual form has heavy silver overlay floral patterns within V-shape sections upon each lobe. Made by the Rockwell Silver Co. of Meriden, CT. circa 1925. Firm's acid-etched shield mark is beneath. 8" H.
Extraordinary English sterling silver Art Nouveau card case. A distinct Alphonse- Mucha-influence maiden is in high relief upon its front. The profile, with cascading hair and elaborate headband, is reminiscent of Mucha's depictions of Sarah Bernhardt. Floral and scrolling patterns in relief further enhance the lovely case, which accommodates a present-day, business-card size. Hallmarks: Clifford & Norris, Birmingham 1902. 2 3/4" W., 3 7/8" H.
The handsome sterling silver snuff box has a completely hammered surface along with a vacant central medallion. The hinged top has a clasp to open and, when closed, top is flush with its borders. Hallmarks: William Neale, Chester 1903. 2 1/2" W., 3 1/2" L., 5/8" H.
Beautifully stylized bronze cat from the famous Hagenauer workshop of Vienna, Austria. Among the highly collected, small, expressive animals this design studio was known for. Signed beneath Made in Austria along with workshop marks; circa 1930. 1 1/2" H., 2 1/2" L.
Stylized bronze dog from the Hagenauer workshop of Vienna, Austria. The striking Modernist form, for which Hagenauer was so well-known, is standing upon an oval base. Signed beneath Made in Austria along with workshop marks; circa 1928 1 3/4" H., 3" L.
Elaborately detailed, hand-chased scrolling florals cover the lovely snuff box. The hinged top has a vacant oval cartouche with an engraved border. Gilded within. Hallmarks: Colin Hewer Cheshire, Birmingham 1888. 1 1/4" W., 1 7/8" L., 1/2" H.
Scarce example of a cocktail recipe jigger made by Napier. The bucket-form jigger has detailed recipes with measure increments for both a Martini and a Manhattan. Connecticut circa 1930's. 2 2/3" H.
The sterling silver dinner bell has a fluted geometric bottom. A tall, baluster-form handle completes the elegant design. Made by the Webster Silver Co. of North Attleboro, Massachusetts, circa 1940's. 3 7/8" H.
A stunning luxury item. Sterling silver vesta, or matchbook case, set with a large, banded, bevel-cut agate upon its top. The hinged case is fitted with a secure closure button that impresses to open the Art Deco geometric form. These cases are now popular as travel photo holders. Hallmarks: Shipton & Co. Ltd., Birmingham 1937. 1 3/4" W., 2 1/2" L.
Whimsical Hagenauer bronze rabbit sculpture, or seal. Stylized, energetic, Modernist form. A fine example for the collector of the best of this famous workshop's animal forms. Signed "Made in Austria" along with workshop marks circa 1928. Photo of a similar example is pictured in "Werkstatte Karl Hagenauer Wien VII," an early catalogue, page 1. 2 3/8" H.