Elegant gilded bronze French- Empire-design frame. Unusual curving form is mounted with a ribbon-and-floral top. A draped wreath, along with branches with berries, is mounted upon its silk cover. Complementing frame's borders have delicated beaded detail. France circa 1900. Beautifully rebacked in suede. 8 1/4" W., 10 1/4" H.; 3 3/4" W., 5 1/4" H. photo
Lovely Art Nouveau pendant enameled in lustrous aqua and blues. An interlacing silver foliate is in relief upon the enamel work with an additional enamel element rising on a chain above. A drop pearl suspension completes the elegant example from this famous workshop. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1912. 1 1/4" L. pendant; 3 1/4" L. with suspended enamel
Combination one- and two-ounce Modernist sterling cocktail jigger designed by Alphonse La Paglia. A native of Italy, La Paglia was commissioned to execute designs for Georg Jensen, USA. From 1948 to 1951 this jigger was among other Modernist designs by La Paglia that were retailed by Jensen. His design creations abruptly halted in 1953 due to his untimely passing. Beautifully interpreted, central reticulated floral motif. Pictured in "Jensen Silver, the American Designs," page 125. 3 1/2" H.
Crocodile-wrapped, sterling silver whisky flask. Silver drinking cup with a gilded interior removes for convenience. Bayonet hinge top cap. Hallmarks: James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield 1922. 2 3/4" W., 5" H.
Russian niello cigarette case with an all-over geometric Art Deco diamond pattern. Gilded interior bears inscription dated June 1932. Translation: "USSR proletariat (workers) of the world unite/To Comrade Edgar Stochburge for building a gas generator in the ammonia factory of the Brobinskiy Building Society." Stamped marks for 875 silver along with Moscow assay mark. 3 1/4" W., 4 1/4" L., 5/8" H.
Absolutely lovely George III magnifier. The oval tortoise shell cover has chased silver mounts. The hinged mechanism allows the magnifier to swivel open. England circa 1810. 2 1/4" W., 3" L. closed; 4 1/4" W. open
Very heavy, thick-walled cut-crystal decanter set made by the famous Val St. Lambert workshop in Belgium circa 1930's. Designed by Charles Graffart, the decanter is cut in four horizontal rows with ten cut panels upon each. Cut from deep violet-red to clear. A geometric stopper rests within. Eight complementing original glasses accompany the decanter. 9 1/4" H.; 2 3/4" H. each glass
Unusual footed spherical form decanter with an applied handle. The geometric black enamels are comprised of squares with cut circles along with cross-hatch patterns. Stylized Modernist foliates enhance the Art Deco decanter. A bold round stopper with complementing enamel work rests within an undulating neck with pouring lip. Czechoslovakia circa 1930. 8 3/4" H., 7" W. to handle
This is the authentic original Napier Penguin Cocktail Shaker designed by Emile Schuelke in 1936. Retains its original white rubber stopper within beak, dried out as usual with age. Superb condition inside and out. This example is always a "must have" for the serious collector. 12 1/4" Height. From our always extensive selection of period Art Deco cocktail shakers - Many additional examples in stock, not listed on our site.
Gilded bronze French- Empire-design frame with a detailed, cast Napoleonic eagle perched upon its top. Lovely, cascading floral appliques adorn its silk liner. A relief pattern of heart-shape foliates at the frame's borders completes the design. France circa 1890. Beautifully re-backed in suede. 5 1/2" W., 8 1/2" H.; 3 1/2" W., 4 3/4" H. photo
Figural "Bucket Full" jigger, with pivoting bale handle, has markings for up to 4 ounces of liquid measure. Incised bandings and a pouring lip complete the whimsical design. Made by Napier in Connecticut circa 1930's. 2 1/2" H., 4 3/4" H. to handle
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 cocktail selections such as Bronx, Clover Club, Side Car, Martini and so on, for a total of 10 choices. 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 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 ***
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Art- Deco-style cocktail shaker decorated with twin bands of basket-weave-pattern engine-turning on the shaker body and incised bandings on the top jigger cap. England, circa 1930's. 8 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 ***
Miniature cocktail shaker houses a set-of-six red Bakelite-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.
Shot- gun- shell-form cocktail bar jiggers. The graduated-size set-of-three are engraved: "Big Shot," 2-oz.; "Just A Shot," 1 1/2-oz.; and, "Little Shot," 1-oz. Presented in their original velvet- and- satin-lined box. Made by Israel Freeman & Sons of New York, circa 1950's. 2 1/4" to 3 1/2" H.
Art- Deco-era ice cooler, with its lobed-form bottom, has half-moon scoop handles. Engine-turned bandings about the circumference complete the unusual form. France circa 1925. 4 5/8" H., 6" W. to handles
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Stepped-form British cocktail shaker with incised, banded detail. Jigger top cap has complementing banded design. Made in England circa 1940's. 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 ***
Bronze of a 16th-century gentleman holding two geese. Charming depiction of the well-known bronze sculpture by Hans Peisser, titled "Gaensemaennchenbrunnen" ("The Goose Man's Fountain"). The original sculpture, cast in 1550, is located in the Nuremberg Town Hall square in the old town. The depiction portrays the tale of the geese being carried to market, and as they loudly protested, the gentleman took pity upon them and swiftly returned them to their home. This detailed casting rests upon a variegated green marble base and bears the original retailer's label beneath, G.G. Leykauf. Nuremberg circa 1910. 6 1/4" H.