Bold magnifier has a naturally textured staghorn handle for a comfortable grip. Sterling silver end mount with its foliate-and-ribbon design is hallmarked: Henry Howson, Sheffield 1895. 4" W., 10 1/2" L.
Antique sterling silver Edwardian whistle. The fully functional whistle is mounted with a chatelaine ring. Hallmarked: William Oliver, Birmingham 1909. 2" L. with ring
Lovely sterling silver Art Nouveau photo frame. The scenic dome top has a reclining maiden gazing into her upheld hand mirror. Fluidly curving sides are adorned with Art Nouveau foliates. Wooden easel back. Hallmarks: A. Bromet, Birmingham 1906. 6 3/8" W., 8 3/4" H.; 3 1/2" W., 5 1/8" H. photo
A whimsical, figural cocktail stirrer in the form of a golf club. Made by the Alvin Corporation, which was acquired by Gorham in 1928. Silver-plated and made in Rhode Island circa 1930. 8 1/2" L.
Stunning Art Nouveau pendant from the Charles Horner workshop. A stylized, elongated foliate is richly enameled in blues, aqua and green tones. An additional pendant drop in royal blue enamel completes the design. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1909. 1 7/8" L.
Stunning example from the well-regarded Orivit workshop of Cologne, Germany, circa 1904. The pewter framework, with its reticulated, undulating vines, has robust Jugendstil handles and rests upon its contrasting stained wood bottom. Pictured in the book entitled "Orivit," page 131. 12 1/2" W., 19 1/4" L.
Extraordinary Art Nouveau large double photo frame made by the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1900. A central, romanticized maiden upholds sweeping flowers upon vines on the rectangular form. Jugendstil designs in relief further enhance the borders of the frame that accommodates two photos. Illustrated on page 305 in the well-known WMF 1906 catalogue published by the Antiques Collectors Club. Signed beneath with workshop marks. 12 1/4" W., 10 1/2" H.; 3 3/8" H., 3 1/2" W. each photo
Mini cocktail shaker form holder with red Bakelite-mounted picks within. Picks rest upon their own stand that lifts out. Holder is also a jigger marked with 1- and 1 1/2-oz. measure increments. A removable pour spout inverts for function as a funnel! Made in England circa 1930's. 4 3/4" H.
Handsome antique crocodile-wrapped whisky flask. Fitted with a removable silvered drinking cup, gilded within. Made in Sheffield circa 1910 by James Dixon & Sons. 3 3/4" W., 6 1/8" H.
A WMF Art Nouveau sweetmeat stand designed by the influential sculptor/designer Albert Mayer for the well-known German firm, WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik). Mayer was appointed head of the Art Studio in 1894 and specialized in designs which depicted beautiful maidens and nymphs with flowing hair, etc. Illustrated in The Art Nouveau Domestic Metalwork Catalog 1906. Bears WMF mark underneath. Germany circa 1900. 9" H., 14" L., 5 1/2" W.
A rare-to-find example of a Cartier sterling silver bucket-design cocktail jigger. The pail-form, with its pivot handle, has increments for a 1- and 2-ounce measure. A pouring lip completes the whimsical design; circa 1940's. 2 1/4" H., 3 1/2" to handle
Danish influence America sterling silver candle snuffer. The bell-form snuffer, with its long, flattened handle, has a blossom design at its end. Made by the Webster Silver Co. of Connecticut circa 1940's. 7 3/4" L.
Fine pair of Modernist candlesticks designed by Alphonse La Paglia. La Paglia created designs for Georg Jensen USA. Upon closing of the Jensen USA store, the designs were continued by the International Silver Co. of Meriden, Connecticut until his untimely death in 1953. Marks: La Paglia Designed, International Sterling. Illustrated on page 113 in "Jensen Silver, the American Designs." 1" H., 3 5/8" W.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1940 item #1418374 (stock #805)
This is the highly sought gilded version of the Recipe or "Tells-U-How" cocktail shaker made by Napier. Outer sleeve revolves to reveal drink recipes in windows. Design for this form was patented by Le Roy Fontan for Napier in 1935. An example illustrated in "The Cocktail Shaker" by Khachadourian, page 97. Dimensions: 11" 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.***
Rare snuff box is in a diamond shape. The unusual sterling silver design is curved beneath to allow comfort within a pocket. Hand-chased foliates upon its hinged top along with a vacant cartouche. Hallmarks: John Rose, Birmingham 1907. 1 5/8" W., 2 1/4" L.
Elegant Art Nouveau enameled pendant from the Charles Horner workshop. Curving openwork sterling silver design has four cascading florettes. Central enamel work is in rich royal blues to iridescent aqua and greens. A complementing triangular enamel suspension drops beneath the foliates. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1909. 1 5/8" L.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1970 item #1417278 (stock #804)
Beautifully styled mid-century Danish Modernist cocktail shaker. Mid-strainer section as well as jigger cap have a stepped design. A dolphin-form finial upon the top completes the design. Made in Copenhagen by the Dansk Forsolvnings Anstalt workshop (DFA) circa 1960. 9 1/2" H.
Art Deco bowl designed by the well-known New Zealand designer, Keith Murray. The stepped, footed bowl with geometric border, in Murray's signature, architectural form, was made by Mappin & Webb circa 1932. Murray created designs for Mappin & Webb as well as Wedgwood and others in the Art Deco era. Ideal size for olives and cherries at the bar. Firm's marks beneath. 1 3/4" H., 4 3/4" W.