A beautifully cast Art Nouveau maiden with flowing hair in the style of Alphonse Mucha forms the handle of the letter opener. The lovely silvered pewter sculptural opener was made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. Illustrated in the firm's 1906 catalog, reprinted by the Antiques Collectors Club, page 270. 8 1/8" L.
Whimsical silver jigger with enamel stoplights to direct you. Green-Go, Yellow-Caution, Red-Stop. Made in Rhode Island by the Alvin Silver Co. circa 1960's. 2 1/2" H.
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Individual size cocktail shaker designed for that one perfect cocktail. Cockerel design top also serves as a drinking cup. Interior fitted with a side pour strainer. Made by Napier in Connecticut circa 1930's. Dimensions: 6 1/4" 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.***
Twist-stem combination condiment fork and cocktail spoon. The antique utensil with its central classic medallion is stamped sterling. American circa 1880. 10 1/4" L.
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Purely classic in form. The English cocktail shaker has a jigger top cap with engine-turned detail. Made by James Dixon & Sons of Sheffield circa 1930's. 7 1/2" H. ***Long established as a leading specialist in finest quality period 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.***
Elaborately pierced, hand-chased florals reveal the cobalt crystal liner of the sterling silver mustard pot. The hinged, slotted cover is all silver. Stamped sterling along with maker mark; American circa 1900. 2 3/4" H. Antique English spoon included. 2 3/4" H.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1940 item #1409673 (stock #779)
Classic in design, and yet, cap removes to reveal an additional feature. A prong-form citrus juicer awaits a lemon or lime to enhance that perfect cocktail recipe. Fine quality shaker made by William Suckling Ltd. in Birmingham circa 1930. 8 1/4" H. ***Long established as a leading specialist in finest quality period 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.***
Wonderful marabou figural cigar cutter. Designed by Ignatius Taschner (Germany, 1871-1913), known for his animal sculptures. The hammered steel bird has a guillotine-design beak. Raise beak, insert cigar into the eye, drop beak to cut, and allow cigar tip to fall into waiting copper bowl beneath. Clever and whimsical. Germany circa 1905. 5" W., 6 1/8" H.; 8" H. (beak extended)
A spirited Art Deco cocktail picks set with a painted metal saxophone player. The figure, with his red hat and bow tie, holds a brass painted sax as he faces a holder with six red-top-mounted cocktail picks. All are mounted on a macassar wood base. The narrative set was most likely made by Sudre, known for unusual figural cocktail accoutrements. France circa 1930's. 5 1/8" L., 4 1/4" H.
Extraordinary Jugendstil large wine jug made by the Carl Deffner workshop of Esslingen, Germany, circa 1905. A multi-segmented monkey guards the domed top, while its long tail forms a curved, open handle. The silvered tankard is enhanced with Jugendstil whiplash designs in relief. The monkey, as well as the spout and round foot, are all gilded. Firm's marks beneath. 5 7/8" W., 15 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.
Fine set-of-six sterling silver tots, or shot glasses. The Arts & Crafts tyg tri-handle-form shots are each fully hallmarked: James Wakely & Frank Clarke Wheeler, London 1910. Beautifully presented in original fitted lush burgundy velvet- and satin-lined case. 2" H., 1 3/8" W., 2" W. to handles each
Borders of the elegant sterling silver frame are engine-turned. The silver is further enhanced with hand-chased floral details. A vacant cartouche completes the design. Original burgundy velvet easel backing. American circa 1915. 5 3/4" W., 7 5/8" H.; 4 3/4" W., 6 5/8" H. photo
Extraordinary pair of lively Austrian bronze dogs. One canine stands upon its hind legs as it holds a lariat with its paws. The other standing dog holds a long-stemmed flower. Although lacking some petals, the flower rotates upon its stem. Each of the detailed figures has nuanced patination of the detailed fur. Fine examples for the collector of unusual Austrian bronze animals. Circa 1910. 3 1/4" H., 2 1/8" W. lariat dog; 3 1/8" H., 4 3/8" W. flower dog
A most unusual-to-find matching pair of silver overlay vases. Each is in emerald green glass with extensive overlay work, all with hand-chased detail. Interlacing Art Nouveau designs climb the baluster form. Four robust flowers emerge from their stems upon the upper portion of the vases. American circa 1900. 10" H. each
Finely cast bronze entitled "Le Travail," by Maurice Joseph Constant, France 1892-1970. The bronze depicts a youthful man with a hammer and anvil along with calipers. The figure is clad in a fur, belted loin cover. Signed upon top of base M. Constant. Original plaque upon the front: Le Travail, Par Mce. Constant (Mention au Salon). Deep golden olive patina; France circa 1910. 7 1/2" H.
Unusual cocktail picks set ready for football season. A detailed, cast aluminum football is perched upon its geometric wooden base. Positioned for kicking the football, it holds a set-of-twelve chromium-ball finial picks. A wonderful set for the collector of unusual football-related items. Made in France circa 1940's. 2 1/4" W., 3 3/4" H. with picks
Wonderful sterling silver cock-tail goblets. Each of these rare-to-find examples has a fully cast, figural rooster as its stem. The set-of-four bears marks for the Reed & Barton Silver Co. of Massachusetts, circa 1950. 4 3/4" H., 3" W.