Handsome classic design English sterling silver flask. The practical, discreet size has one curved side to comfortably fit a hip or breast pocket. Bayonet feature on its top, locking cap. Hallmarks: Charles S. Green, Birmingham 1918. 3 1/8" W., 4 1/4" H.
Nice quality antique sterling silver flask in desirable, discreet size. Drinking cup removes from bottom for convenience and cap has bayonet-hinge design. Cup is gilded within. Hallmarks: James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield 1895. 2 1/4" W., 3 3/4" H.
Wonderful Bakelite cocktail picks set. The red and butterscotch Bakelite holder in the form of a letters box is marked "Paris." It stands upon a black Bakelite base. A set-of-six Bakelite cherry-top picks rest within the holder. France circa 1930's. 4 1/2" H.
Whimsical sterling silver jigger in the form of a fireman's pail, engraved "Fire Water." The bucket, with its swiveling bale handle, was made by the Lunt silver workshop of Massachusetts circa 1940's. 2" H., 3" H. to handle.
Fine, heavy quality Swedish decanter. The front has an intricately etched galloping horse. Engraved A1 beneath, as often seen on Orrefors glass. Circa 1960. 8 1/2" H.
Unusual example for the golf collector. A Penfold golf ball mounted to support a 1-oz. and 1 1/2-oz. cocktail jigger. Golf ball is a patented Penfold design with an enamel "clubs" symbol. These golf balls were also offered with diamonds, spades and hearts. A Penfold golf ball was used by James Bond to defeat Goldfinger. Made in England circa 1930's. 4 1/2" H.
Two-part citrus juicer is beautifully designed. The reamer has an elaborately pierced ring that lifts off with its shell- and- leaf-pattern handle. A pouring lip, along with a loop handle, completes the practical, functional design. The silvered juicer was made by Daniel & Arter in Birmingham circa 1925. 2 1/2" H., 6 1/2" W. to handle.
Rare sterling silver cocktail jigger presented to Herbert Hoover. Dedicated: Herbert Hoover from Elise Cobb Wilson, Issoudun, April 16-1919. Hoover, our 31st president, held office during Prohibition 1929-33. Prior to his position in office, he was part of the delegation to the Versailles Peace Conference in 1919. Issoudun was a U.S. flight training facility in France at that time. Elsie Cobb Wilson, an influential, highly regarded interior designer with a studio in Washington, DC, was in Hoover's circle. Made by Towle silversmiths in Massachusetts. 2" H.
Heavy fine quality Victorian water jug. The extensively hand-cut hobnail-and-star pattern pitcher has an Arts & Crafts silvered mount. Made by John Grinsell of Birmingham circa 1890. 9 3/4" H.
Sterling silver cocktail jigger engraved "Only a Thimble-Full." The hammered measure was made by the Webster Silver Co. of Massachusetts, circa 1930's. 1 5/8" H.
Sweet hand-carved Scottie cocktail picks holder with glass eyes. The whimsical seated dog upholds a set-of-twelve cherry-top picks. France circa 1940's. 5 1/4" L., 3 5/8" H.; 3 1/4" L. each pick
Whimsical cocktail bar jigger in the form of a top hat. The hat is marked Handmade Sterling. A fine example for the collector of unusual jiggers. American circa 1940. 1 3/4" H., 2 3/4" W.
Quality heavy sterling silver sherry label. The elongated, octagonal-form label has incised detail and is fully hallmarked: John Harvey & Sons Ltd., London 1960. The label was sold by the famous sherry company to commemorate the opening of their shop at Bond and White Church, October 3rd, 1960. 1 3/8" H., 1 5/8" L. label without chain
Lovely set-of-six Val St. Lambert wine, or water goblets. The cased glasses are in the famous Belgian workshop's well-known red, or rose color. Each is cut in vertical, elongated ovals, alternating with rising, long-stemmed florettes. Five-sided, tapering stems are geometrically cut. Each of the fine quality, mid-century goblets is 7 3/4" H.
Fine quality twist-stem sterling silver cocktail bar spoon. Nice functional form with paddle stir at one end. Opposite end has pierced spoon with piercing tines for olives or citrus. Made by Black, Starr & Gorham in New York, circa 1940. 11 1/8" L.
Fine in both quality and design. The tall, hand-hammered Chinese export silver shot glass 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.
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
Very nice quality sterling silver mixer spoon in the Royal Danish pattern. The long spoon with its sculptural finial in this pattern was introduced by the International Silver Co. of Connecticut in 1939. 12 3/8" L.
Lovely British cocktail tray with open sweeping Art Nouveau handles. The round form has applique work beneath the extended handles and is supported by three bun feet. Made by John Collyer in Birmingham circa 1905. 14" W.
Very fine quality julep- cup-form heavy sterling silver Derby jigger. A horseshoe applique is upon the side of the two-ounce jigger, hand-engraved 1952. Relief edging with floral detail on the base completes the design. Made by the well-known Louisville jeweler Brown Waterhouse Kaiser. Marks beneath: Official Kentucky Derby Jigger Sterling, BWK. 2 1/4" H.
Steuben Art Deco-era Martini goblet designed by Frederick Carder circa 1920. The fine example is in Rosaline glass with a twist-stem and foot in Alabaster glass. Carder's original design number 7160 for this form is illustrated on page 195 in "The Glass of Frederick Carder." 5 1/2" H.
Bold Art Deco decanter with robust red enamel patterns. A section of red enamel is decorated with gold enamel Art Deco florals. Cut designs further enhance the decanter with its complementing red enamel stopper. Made in Czechoslovakia circa 1930's. 10 5/8" H., 4 7/8" W.
Set-of-six sterling silver cocktail swords in their original box. A whimsical idea which Tiffany updated as in the American Civil War they actually made presentation swords which were inscribed and given to officers between 1861 and 1865. This set ideal for skewering your cocktail olive. Circa 1950's. 2 1/2" L. each pick
Scarce, hallmarked sterling silver flask funnel. The small funnel, with its fluted stem, was made by Sampson Morden, London 1919. 1 1/8" W., 1 7/8" L.
English silvered whisky flask covered in grained black leather. Attached drinking cup is beautifully hand-chased and gilded within. Desirable discreet size. England circa 1910. 2 1/4" W., 4 1/4" H.
Black- leather-covered whisky flask with a hinged bayonet cap. Silvered convenient drinking cup is gilded within. Made by James Dixon & Sons in Sheffield circa 1910. 2 1/2" W., 4 3/8" H.
Art Deco blue decanter is cut with stylized Modernist florals upon the tall form. A rounded base supports the decanter with its geometric star-cut stopper. Czechoslovakia circa 1930's. 8 3/8" H.
Edwardian-era hexagonal-form decanter. Elaborately cut with florettes and oval elements. Tall oval stopper has complementing cut accents. Ideal for whisky or liquors. England circa 1910. 8 1/2" H.
Unusual example of a high Art Deco biscuit box or covered ice cooler. The crystal box is cut with geometric triangular patterns and fits upon its own tray. Concentric Art Deco designs in relief are on the tray as well as upon the complementing cover. A geometric handle completes the design. England circa 1930. 4 1/2" H., 6 1/2" W., 8 1/4" L.
Sterling silver curving geometric-form olives, or condiment bowl. The footed design has flat handles and edging detail. Hallmarks: A.E. Poston, Birmingham 1938. 3 3/4" W., 6 3/4" L.
Unusual French cocktail picks set in the form of a windmill. The red enameled windmill with its copper roof has a swirling blade wheel that turns. A metal holder allows a set-of-twelve red- and green- Bakelite-mounted picks to rest within. An octagonal, macassar-wood base supports the wonderful, whimsical set. Made in France circa 1930's. 6" H., 3 1/2" L. each pick
Fine Art Deco sterling silver flask. The hammered body has 14K gold panels with incised detail. The top cap unscrews and its telescoping form converts to a drinking cup. Quite elegant. Marked upon opening sterling silver, 14K, 10 oz. Made by Napier in Connecticut circa 1930's. 3 7/8" W., 6 1/2" H.
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
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
Charming antique sterling silver double jigger fully hallmarked: Hilliard & Thomason, Birmingham 1903. Engraved with the McCarthy family coat of arms from the Regal House of Cork: A Dexter arm with hand holding a lizard. An engraved ribbon beneath with motto: Forti et Fideli nil Difficile (To the brave and faithful nothing is impossible). Dimensions : 3 1/8" H.
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
Sleek Modernist-form tray with flat ends and gently curved sides. Ideal cocktail-tray proportion for serving or display. Made by the well-regarded Wiskemann workshop in Belgium circa 1930's. 13" W., 7 5/8" H.
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
Stacking travel shot cups in their original leather case. The enamel and chromium cups each have a swirl design in black, green and blue. Set-of-five made in Germany circa 1950. 2 1/8" H. each cup, 3 1/4" H. case
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.
Among the most whimsical of figural cocktail accessories! This vermouth dropper made by Cartier is in the form of a miniature watering can. Sterling silver and pictured in 'The Cocktail Shaker' by Khachadourian, page 88. Circa 1940's. Dimensions: 3" H, 4 1/4" W.
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.
Sterling silver compact corkscrew and bottle opener. The corkscrew is concealed within its silver engine-turned wave pattern holder. Ideal for traveling. Made by the Blackinton silver workshop in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, circa 1940. 3 1/2" L.
Sterling silver tankard-form cocktail shot jiggers. Extraordinary set-of-six! Each is gilded within. Made in Massachusetts by the Lunt silversmiths workshop circa 1930's. 1 7/8" H. each.
Art Deco ice pail cooler. Lobed banded design with a footed support. A pivot bale handle rises above the form. Made in England circa 1930. Dimensions: 6 1/2" W., 5 3/8" H., 9" H. to handle.
Lovely unusual example from the famous Mappin & Webb workshop of London and Sheffield circa 1910. Crystal biscuit barrel with silvered mounts is cut with stylized florals and vines dancing about the ribbed surface. A bale handle and turned lid finial enhance the form. Ideal for cookies as well as for use as a covered ice cooler. Dimensions: 6 1/2" H., 8" H. to handle, 6" W.
Traditional English tankard form 2 oz cocktail bar jigger. Made in England circa 1930's.