Two-ounce cocktail jigger in the form of a cat. Hammered cup upturns to measure and sits on cat's ears and tail. American, circa 1960's. 4" H.
Lovely Victorian, carved mother-of-pearl visiting card case. The lustrous diamond-pattern case is engraved with florals. A silver button upon the side allows for opening and closing of the hinged top. England circa 1880. 3 1/8" W., 4" H.
Vibrant blue enamel sterling silver letter opener. Chased silver opener blade. Hallmarks: Hawkesworth Eyre, Sheffield 1873. 9" L.
Bronze bottle opener mounted with a cast figural swan. The form is a fine example made by Richard Rohac (1906-1956) in Austria circa 1950. Rohac trained with Hagenauer prior to establishing his own metal workshop in 1932. He was well-known for creating stylized, Modernist figures of animals as well as other decorative sculpture. Signed beneath with the artist's backward/forward double "R" mark. 1 3/4" H., 3" L.
Absolutely charming! Leatherbound book with sterling silver Art Nouveau cover. Burgundy leather with gilded title: "Royal Bijou Birthday Book." Silver florals in relief, as well as "BIRTHDAYS," are all Art Nouveau. Each birthdate is accompanied by its own poem by famous poets such as: Wordsworth, Burns, Milton and Tennyson. Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode, His Majesty's Printers. Very few entries to dates within its 377 pages. Marbelized first and last pages along with gilded page edges. Hallmarks: S. Blanckinsee, Birmingham 1905. 5/8" D., 1 7/8" W., 2 3/8" H.
Set-of-six gilded sterling silver "cock"-tail picks. Each pick has a rooster finial with a hook on the back to grasp the edge of a glass. Original, velvet- and silk- fitted box. Adolph Scott, Birmingham, 1930. 3 1/4" L. each pick
Fine in both quality and design. Tall, hand-hammered Chinese export silver shot glasses. Each of the set-of-four has a detailed, hand-chased dragon applique that wraps about the circumference. A vacant medallion applique further enhances the design. Made by the Wing On silver workshop of Hong Kong circa 1920. 2 1/8" H. each
Arts & Crafts trumpet-form sterling silver vase. Elongated strapwork- and- rivet-design handles are mounted upon the sides. Stylized Arts & Crafts flowerheads adorn the top within incised, banded accents. Both top- as well as base-edge rims are rolled. Hallmarks: Wakely & Wheeler, London 1907. 8 3/4" H., 4" W.
Patinated bronze bear made in Austria by Richard Rohac (1906-1956), circa 1950. The sweet and whimsical figure depicts a bear sitting upright while drinking from a bottle. Rohac trained with Hagenaueur prior to establishing his own metal workshop in 1932. He was well-known for his stylized Modernist figures of animals as well as other decorative sculpture. Signed beneath with the artist's backward/forward double "R" mark. 1 3/8" H.
Sterling silver figural rooster "cock"-tail picks. Each of the set-of-six picks with feather detail is fully hallmarked: Walker & Hall, Birmingham 1930. Fitted in original, velvet-and- silk-lined box. 3" L. each
Sleek mid-century Modernist silver cocktail shaker made by the Gayer & Krauss workshop in Schwabisch Gmund circa 1960. Gently curved form has a notch-edge, twist-off top cap as well as an internal wafer strainer with handle. Hallmark beneath for this German workshop which was founded in 1919, along with 835 fine silver marks. 8 1/8" 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 ***
Stunning Art Nouveau pendant from the Charles Horner workshop. A stylized, elongated foliate, as well as a suspended drop, are richly enameled in blues, green and aqua. A lustrous mabe pearl adorns the center of the lovely design. 1 7/8" L. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1909. A similar pendant pictured in "Charles Horner of Halifax," by Lawson.
Lovely Art Nouveau pendant from the famous Charles Horner workshop in sterling silver and enamel. An oval enamel in lustrous cobalt and turquois is surrounded by reticulated foliates. Three round enamels as well as a suspended drop, all in purples, further enhance the elegant Art Nouveau design. 1 1/2" L. Signed with Charles Horner's well-known, intertwined CH registered trademark; Chester circa 1915. A similar pendant is pictured in "Charles Horner of Halifax," by Lawson.
British glass "cock"-tail shaker with an etched rooster, or cockerel on its side. The silvered strainer section has gadroon-detail edging. Made in Sheffield by James Dixon & Sons, circa 1925. 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 ***
Secession gilded brass box made by the Erhard & Sohne workshop in Germany circa 1915-25. Six panels upon the hinged top depict leopards, horse and rider, sailing ship and bird. Side panels include an elephant and a lion. Four feet support the stunning box designed by Eugen Schwemmle. A similar example in the collection of the Brohan Museum in Berlin is pictured in the museum publication, "Metallkunst," page 158. Impressed workshop mark beneath. 2 1/2" H., 3 1/2" W., 5 1/4" L.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1950 item #1362316 (stock #636)
The perfect individual cocktail shaker for one. Made in France, this unusual design has a special feature. The top cap removes to reveal an internal citrus juicer or reamer. Idea for extracting the essence of lemon, lime or orange for that special cocktail. Art Deco stepped bottom with gadrooning upon the cap; circa 1940. 4 1/2" H. ***Long established as 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.***
Among WMF's finest Secession interpretations. The bold vase with its gitterwerk open handles rises above a geometic support. A frieze depicting warriors and maidens in various pursuits enhances each side. Original cut crystal liner with fanning corners rests within. Losses to high points. Stunning form! Illustrated in the Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik catalogue, page 371. Firm's marks upon base. 13 1/8" H., 7" W.
Sterling silver sword-form letter opener created to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. One side of the hilt depicts floral symbols: thistle, Scotland; shamrock, Ireland; daffodil, Wales; rose, England. The reverse has symbols of the Commonwealth: kiwi, New Zealand; beaver, Canada; kangaroo, Australia; springbok, S. Africa. Has relief insignia ER II, Elizabeth Regina II. Hallmarks: Sheffield 1953, Harry Atkin. 8 1/2" L. Original fitted satin-and-velvet box.