Rare example of whisky flask fashioned as a leather-bound book. Realistic-looking detail of pages upon three sides. Top corner pivots off to reveal a pour spout. Embossed with a gilded title, "A Pleasant Surprise," by Dixon. Ideally suited for a writer as well as a collector of fine flasks. Made by James Dixon & Sons of Sheffield, circa 1920's. 7/8" D., 4 1/8" W, 5 1/2" H.
Mini- cocktail- shaker-form holder serves half-shots. The unusual silver-plated example is comprised of the shaker along with six footed, goblet-form shots. Stamped with marks for the David Hollander workshop of Birmingham circa 1930's. 3 3/4" H. shaker, 1 1/8" each shot.
The "Bar Baby" features a corkscrew, bottle opener, funnel and 2-ounce measure all housed in a mini- cocktail-shaker form. Made by Napier in Connecticut circa 1930's. A whimsical and practical bar accessory. 3 3/4" H.
Nice, heavy-quality, silvered, long cocktail spoon. The twist-stem design has a ball finial. England circa 1930's. 11 1/2" L.
Wonderful French cocktail picks stand with an enameled metal, fashionably attired man, in coat, tie and hat. He stands opposite a bar stool in front of a burl wooden bar. A set-of-six cocktail picks, each with a cocktail goblet finial, rest within the top of the bar counter. Undoubtedly by Sudre, the workshop known for unusual figural bar accoutrements. France circa 1930's. 5 1/4" L., 4 7/8" H.
A red-nosed man in a bowler hat enjoys a bottle of wine and baguette. The whimsical chromium figure with enamel accents rests alongside a wooden holder fashioned to look like a brick wall. The holder contains a set-of-eight cherry-top picks. All are upon a macassar-wood base. Made in France circa 1930's. 4 7/8" L., 3 7/8" H. with picks
Made by the Carl M. Cohr silver workshop of Frederica, Denmark, circa 1940's. The sterling silver handle bottle opener has pierced design of pendant grapes and grape leaves. 4 7/8" L.
Wonderful figural cocktail picks set. A chromium horse with rider are jumping a hurdle. Each slotted hurdle holds six Bakelite-top picks. The twelve-picks set stands upon a macassar wood base. France circa 1940's. 2 3/4" W., 6" L., 5 7/8" L. each pick
Tiffany sterling silver 1- and 2-ounce measure cocktail jigger. Incised band a tthe center signifies the measure. A scarce example from this famous maker. New York circa 1950's. 2 1/8" H.
Beautifully presented in their original velvet- and silk-lined case. The set-of-six sterling silver Arts & Crafts tots, or shot glasses, were retailed by the famous Mappin & Webb Goldsmiths & Silversmiths at 2 Queen Victoria St., London. Each loop-handle-form tot is hallmarked: Charles Edwards, London 1905. 2 1/8" W., 1 1/2" H. each
Rare sterling silver "Wet Your Whistle" cocktail jigger. The figural jigger in the form of an actual whistle is fully functional as such when blown! Marked upon its side for both 1- and 2-oz. measure increments. Stamped marks within for the Napier workshop, as well as sterling. Connecticut, circa 1930's. A very fine accoutrement for collectors of the finest. Napier is known among collectors for creating some of the most highly sought bar accessories, including the famous, original Penguin cocktail shaker. 4" L.
A very scarce cocktail bar spoon from the Reed & Barton workshop. The long spoon, with its twisted stem, has a detailed, cast pineapple finial. Made in Massachusetts circa 1950's. 12 1/2" L.
Simply charming cocktail bar spoon mounted with a detailed, cast Father Christmas, or Santa. The whimsical, bearded figure carries a toy-filled sack. Nice, heavy quality, silvered spoon has a twist long stem. Made by Reed & Barton in Massachusetts circa 1950's. 11" L.
Art Deco condiment bowl for cherries or olives has a set-of-six cocktail picks that suspend from its side. A nice example with its red Bakelite-mounted column as well as Bakelite picks. England circa 1930's. 4 1/4" W., 4 1/4" H.
Whimsical cocktail or Champagne whisks rest on their own stand. These unusual mini-whisks were fashionable in the Art Deco era for mixing a cocktail or stirring up the bubbles in Champagne. Made in Germany circa 1925 by the well-known firm of WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik). 5" L. each; 9" H. stand
Bold Art Deco design. A black octagonal-form base supports a green octagonal-form Bakelite column holder. A set-of-twelve complementing green Bakelite olive finial picks are within. Made in France circa 1930's. 3 3/4" H.
This rare dog's head form jigger, known as the Bar Hound, rests upon its accompanying drinks pourer with original cork. The whimsical jigger is designed to stand upright on the dog's nose and ears, then ready for filling up to the 1- or 2-oz. increments marked on the side. Made in Connecticut by Napier circa 1930's. This American workshop created some of the most unusual collector-caliber cocktail accessories and shakers, including the famous figural penguin. 3" W., 2" H. jigger; 7 1/4" L. pourer
Figural "Bucket Full" jigger with pivoting bale handle has markings for up to 4 oz. 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