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
Very fine quality sterling silver and crystal ice cooler made by the well-known Mappin & Webb. Crystal is cut into nine panels with curving fan patterns. Top is mounted with a silver frame along with notched and curving Art Deco handles. Complete with its original silver ice drainer to allow water to settle beneath the ice cubes. Hallmarks upon both drainer as well as top mount: Mappin & Webb, Sheffield 1937. 4 3/8" H., 7 1/2" W. to handles
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.
Unusual set-of-six cocktail picks, each mounted with an actual sixpence silver coin. The coins each have a profile of King George V upon the front. Two dated 1921 and two dated 1922 have a rampant lion on reverse; one dated 1928 and one dated 1929 have oak leaves on reverse. Coins are mounted upon long, twist-stem cocktail picks. Each stamped with 830 silver fineness. 5" L. each pick.
Wonderful cocktail picks stand in the form of a carved windmill. The windmill blade even turns. A set-of-twelve picks with round, carved wood finials rests within a mounted metal holder. Nice, unusually large set of picks to skewer an olive, cherry or hors d'oeuvre. Made in France circa 1930's. 6 1/8" H.
A large set-of-twelve multi-color Bakelite cocktail picks are each supported within their designated slots. The burgundy, green and butterscotch step designs fan out upon the macassar-wood, fan-form holder. A most unusual example of fine French Art Deco. France circa 1930's. 3 1/2" H., 2 1/2" W.; 2 7/8" L. each pick
Set-of-six Swedish Modernist cocktail goblets made by Tesi of Gothenberg, Sweden circa 1940's. Each silvered, footed goblet is supported by a stem incised with three rows of double bands. Patinated recesses enhance the design. 3 3/8" H. each
Rare example of a fine silver and Bakelite cocktail bar spoon. The long, heavy-quality silver spoon has a concentrically stepped butterscotch Bakelite finial. Made in Attleboro, Massachusetts by the Watson Silver Co. circa 1930's. Great example for the collector. 12 3/4" L.
Lovely French Art Deco cordial set. Set-of-six hexagonal-form silvered cordial glasses stand upon their original tray. Tray has high Art Deco geometric forms in relief upon the corners and handles of the angular design. Original fitted silk- and- velvet-lined box. Made in France circa 1930. 5 1/4" W., 9 3/8" L. tray; 1 5/8" H. each cordial
Tiffany Vermouth Dropper fashioned as a whimsical miniature oil can. Sterling, circa 1950's. An example is illustrated in "The Cocktail Shaker" by Khachadourian, page 118. 4" H.
Staghorn bottle opener with a sterling silver mount. The opener is polished steel. Made by the John Hasselbring workshop, known for their fine quality wine and drinking accessories. New York circa 1930's. 7 3/4" L.
Scarce example of a sterling silver cocktail spoon made for Georg Jensen U.S.A. in the 1940's. Long, gently curving Modernist design spoon with notch elements upon the handle. Marked "Handwrought" along with workshop marks. These items were sold in Jensen's 5th Ave. store under the direction of Frederick Lunning during the war years when Denmark was unable to export silver. 12 1/4" L.
Sterling silver olive or pickle fork made by the well-regarded designer Gerardo Lopez. The Lopez workshop in Taxco, Mexico made fine quality jewelery and accessories. Modernist ball design upon the two-tine fork, circa 1950's. 5 1/8" L.
Lovely, finely crafted Modernist sterling silver water pitcher. The sleek form with its elegantly curving handle has a pouring lip with ice shield for pouring ease. A distinct Georg Jensen, Johan Rohde design influence. Made in Taxco circa 1950's. Stamped with 925 Sterling as well as Perlita, retailer's mark. 10 1/4" H., 6" W. to handle
Lovely Art Nouveau sterling silver olive or condiment spoon, made by Paye & Baker of North Attleboro, Massachusetts circa 1901. Finely detailed water lily pattern with floating lilies and pads descending along the stem of the spoon on the front as well as the reverse. The bowl has Art Nouveau florals and fronds in high relief. 7" L.
Twisted stem cocktail bar mixer/spoon with a convenient muddler upon its end. Identical to those we have had marked Asprey. Made in England circa 1930's. 11 1/4" L.
Lovely bottle-form silver overlay decanter. The chased overlay in interlacing Art Nouveau design has robust wheat and foliates about the tall vessel. An all- silver-covered stopper rests upon the top. Marks for the Alvin Silver Workshop of Rhode Island, known for their fine overlay work, circa 1905. 12 3/8" H.
Sterling silver bottle stopper fashioned as a wine barrel. The barrel bears hallmarks for the well-known Bruckmann & Sohne workshop of Heibronn, Germany; circa 1960's. 1 3/4" H., 3 1/4" H. with cork.