Handsome mid-century cufflinks made by the well-known David Andersen workshop of Oslo, Norwway circa 1950's. The sterling silver gilded pair are enameled in black along with white in an engined pattern. 3/8" W., 3/4" L. each
Lushly enameled Scandinavian cufflinks. Gilded sterling silver, Modernist design. Made by the Aksel Holmsen workshop in Norway, circa 1940's. 1/2" W., 7/8" L.
Lovely Secession-design florals in relief adorn the entire large snuff box. A central oval medallion with beaded edging completes the heavy 800 Fine Silver box. Germany circa 1920. 2 1/8" W., 3" L., 7/8" H.
Tiffany Studios gilded bronze Zodiac pattern calendar frame. The frame, in the larger of two sizes it was made in, depicts signs of the zodiac in relief. Impressed marks upon the back, Tiffany Studios, New York, 1943. An example is pictured in Tiffany Desk Sets, by Holland, page 32. 7 1/8" H., 8 1/8" W.; 3 3/4" H., 4 3/4" W. photo
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Art- Deco-era cocktail shaker with concentrically stepped body and incised banding on top jigger cap. French circa 1930's. 9 3/8" 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.***
Fine Art Deco, Modernist, Danish silver pastry server made by the well-regarded Grann & Laglye workshop of Copenhagen. The partially hammered form, with its stylized blossom finial, is set with a cabochon amethyst. Stunning design by this silversmith founded by Johannes L. Grann and Johannes Laglye in 1906. Hallmarks: Grann & Laglye, 1927, along with Assay Master, Christian F. Heise and retailer, F. Hingelberg. An example of the server in the collection of the Brohan Museum, Berlin, is seen on page 194 of Metallkunst. This book of the Museum collection names the designer as Georg Thylstrup. 7 5/8" L.
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
Exceptional, large Chinese export fine silver dragons cocktail shaker. Two undulating dragons wrap around the cocktail shaker as well as the strainer section. Each expressive figure, with wildly splayed toes and mouths agape, have detailed scales, all upon a textured silver background. Hand-chased accents enhance the form. Marks beneath for the Zeewo workshop of Shanghai, circa 1920. 10 3/8" 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.***
Sweet, stylized bronze diving terrier from the Hagenauer workshop of Vienna, Austria. The striking Modernist form, for which Hagenauer is so well-known, is mounted upon an oval base. Signed beneath Hagenauer Wien along with workshop mark. Austria circa 1930's. 2" L.
Exceptional Frederick- Carder-era Steuben Blue Aurene bowl, or compote. The footed form, with a column that supports the lustrous blue bowl, has onion-skin edging along with purple and metallic highlights. Signed beneath Aurene with Carder's design number 2760. A drawing of the design is seen on the Carder Steuben Club website. 10 1/8" W., 4 1/2" H.
Tall pair of Steuben Frederick- Carder-era Pomona Green candlesticks. The elegant form, with its ribbed, baluster-and-knop column, has an optic-swirl foot as well as candle cup. Original drawing for this design number 6110 is seen on page 164 in "The Glass of Frederick Carder." Acid stamp Steuben signature beneath each. 12" H.
Each sterling silver "cock"-tail pick has as detailed rooster as its finial. The picks have a hook behind the mount to allow the pick to rest upon the edge of a glass as it holds an olive or cherry. Each fully hallmarked: Adolph Scott, Birmingham 1948. Fitted in original velvet-lined box. 3 1/4" L. each
Mid-century cocktail bar spoon designed by Alphonse La Paglia. The long, sterling silver spoon, with its curved ebony handle, has a central mask design. A fine quality example made by the International Silver Co. of Connecticut circa 1952. An example is pictured in "Jensen Silver, The American Designs," page 149. 12" L.
American sterling silver condiment pot in the form of a drum. The detailed drum was made by the R. Blackinton silver workshop of Attleboro, Massachusetts circa 1930's. The realistic design has a pair drumsticks upon the cover and is complete with its red crystal liner and original silver condiment spoon. 3 1/8" H., 3 1/8" W.; 5 1/8" L. spoon
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.
Realistically detailed Vienna cold-painted bronze bulldog. The well-defined body shows crisp texture and muscle tone as well as a defined rib cage, which is painted cream white and brindle. A dark red collar is upon the dog's neck. Stamped Austria along with Franz Bergmann Foundry stamp and mark of Bergmann retailer Karl Fehrman. Early to mid 1900's. 3 7/8" H., 6 1/4" L.
Alternating vertical and horizontal relief geometric borders enhance the box with its flanking Art Deco handles. A domed cover has an Art Deco turned wood finial. The silvered Art Deco design was made in England circa 1925. 3 1/8" W., 6" L., 4 3/8" H.
Stunning French Art Deco silver box mounted with a large, rectangular carnelian-colored glass top. Silver-and-marcasite appliques adorn the corners in a fan shape and at center in a diamond shape. Sides have a ribbon-and-garland pattern. The heavy box has hallmarks for London 1923 along with importer mark of Gourdel Vales & Co. The firm, established in Paris in 1820 by Constant Vales, continued as Gourdel Vales in London until 1939. 1 1/2" W., 2 3/8" L.
Lovely Art Deco silver and enamel magnifier. The handle, with its vibrant blue enamel work, has an engine-turned pattern beneath. Hallmarks: Albert Carter, Birmingham 1927. 4 3/4" L.
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Streamlined, cylindrical-form Art Deco Modernist cocktail shaker. The strainer section, as well as its jigger-top cap, have concentrically stepped design. Retailer's mark beneath for L.R. Crouch of Cardiff and Newport, circa 1930's. 8 3/8" 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.***
Very scarce example of the dancing, enameled pink elephants jigger. All but a very small part of enamel is intact. These are rarely found with any enamel left on them. Each is upon its own section, marking 1, 2, or 3 ounce increments. Made by Gorham in Rhode Island circa 1940's. 3" H.
Tiffany Studios patinated bronze Grapevine-pattern letter rack in a double sided form. The reticulated filagree work on the Grapevine pattern reveals variegated Tiffany glass panels in green and white tones. Impressed marks upon the base: Tiffany Studios, New York, 1019. Circa 1905. A similar example is illustrated in "Tiffany Desk Sets," by Holland, page 88. 2 1/2" D., 5" H., 6 1/2" W.
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.
An applied hand displaying one finger to mark one ounce is upon the British jigger. Made by the well-known James Dixon & Sons workshop in Sheffield. Since the 19th century, Dixon was known for creating fine quality cocktail and drinks accessories, including flasks, shakers and measures. Circa 1950's. 2 3/4" H.
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This streamlined Modernist cocktail shaker with built-in strainer was made by Napier in Connecticut circa 1934. The top cap is designed as a convenient drinking cup. A scarce example from this firm, which made some of the most highly sought shakers, including the original penguin design. Very rare set includes a set-of-four accompanying, matching Modernist cocktail cups. Shaker: 9 1/4" H., 3 3/4" W.; Cups each 2 3/4" H., 1 7/8" W. ***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.***
Lovely Victorian silver-plated basket with an elaborate, splayed, twig-form handle. Basket interior has cascading flowers in relief with chased detail. English registry mark beneath for April 26, 1881, along with maker mark of Henry Wilkinson of Sheffield. 4 1/2" H., 10" W.
Pure Art Deco in design. The English sterling silver tea strainer has geometric mounts. Hallmarks: Richard Richardson, Birmingham 1935. 2 1/8" W., 5" L.
Textured brown leather covers the English silvered whisky flask. A convenient drinking cup is gilded within. Top cap has a bayonet-style mount and turns to lock into place. Made by James Dixon & Sons of Sheffield circa 1910. 3 1/4" W., 5 1/4" H.
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.
Round English silvered tray has undulating borders. Grooved edging detail in relief completes the design. Made by John Collyer & Co. of Birmingham circa 1930's. 13 1/2" W.
Antique niello Russian cigarette case with a central scene of a horse-drawn sled with driver in traditional attire. The silver is further enhanced with scrolling and floral designs. An elaborate cartouche with chased monogram is upon the reverse. Marks include: Date stamp for Moscow 1886 along with 84 Fineness for 875 purity. Maker Vasili Dmtrev. A lovely example created during the Nicholas II period. 1 3/4" W., 3/14" L.
Tall wine bottle stand with geometric Art Deco fan handles. The form is supported by a concentric step design base. Made by Barker Bros. in Birmingham circa 1925. 6 1/8" H., 7" W. to handles
Fine antique crystal box with a minutely detailed, cast bronze eagle upon its hinged cover. The eagle is complemented by bronze Art Nouveau floral elements along with foliate-trim mountings. The marquise-form crystal box is cut with vertical fluting and a starburst upon its base. France circa 1900. 2 3/8" H., 4 3/8" W., 8 5/8" L.
Impeccable design. Made by the famous Delheid Freres silver workshop in Brussels, Belgium, which was founded by Michel Delheid in 1828. The tray, with its stepped, geometric silver sides, is further enhanced by rounded, open handles with complementing Art Deco elements. The wooden tray's marquetry inlay displays robust Modernist design of contrasting macassar ebony and amboina mahogany as well as fruitwood. The Delheid workshop was the subject of an exhibit in 2010 at the Sterckshof Silver Museum in Antwerp. Delheid stamp, along with 800 Fine Silver mark upon the silver; circa 1930. 15 1/2" W., 24 1/4" L.