Frederick Carder's scarce Steuben Selenium Red vase in optic swirl pattern. The vibrant vase is Carder's original design #6031 as seen in "The Glass of Frederick Carder," by Gardner, page 277. Circa 1920. 7" H.
Beautiful antique sterling silver magnifier with a lovely swirl grip handle. Mount upon the glass ring has a complementing pattern in relief as well as bead-edge detail. Hallmarks: Adie & Lovekin, Birmingham 1900. 3" W., 7" L.
Beautiful and bold Art Nouveau sterling silver frame. Undulating borders surround a hammered surface on the large form. Original lush velvet easel back. Hallmarks: Henry Matthews, Birmingham 1905. 8 1/2" W., 11 1/2" H., 5 7/8" W., 8 1/8" H. photo
Beautifully designed American sterling silver bar tool. Multi-function design includes a jigger with a bottle opener upon its end that removes to reveal a corkscrew housed within. Made by the Blackinton Silver Co., of Massachusetts, circa 1930's. 6 1/8" L.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1940 item #1392617 (stock #741)
Art Deco Modernist swirl-pattern cocktail shaker. Lovely quality and design, made by the WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1930's. 7 3/4" H. ***Long established as a leading specialist in finest quality period 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.***
Completely hammered wine bottle stand. The Vienna Secession-era stand was made in the Frantisek Bibus, known as Franz, workshop in Bohemia (Czechoslovakia) circa 1910. 2 1/4" H., 3 1/2" W.
A beautifully interpreted pair of Vienna Secession design candlesticks made by WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1910. Clearly a Josef Hoffmann influence with lobed and beaded elements. Firm's marks upon side of each candle cup. 7" H., 4 1/8" W.
Fine Gorham sterling silver whisky flask. The glass form is covered in basket-weave silver and is fitted with a convenient, removable drinking cup, gilded within. Top cap has a bayonet hinge and turns to lock or unlock. Marked with the firm's "caliper" date symbol for 1908 along with the famous Rhode Island silver workshop's hallmarks. 2 5/8" W., 5 1/4" H.
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.
Tiffany patinated bronze Zodiac-pattern bookends. The pair depicts the twelve signs of the zodiac in relief. Impressed marks upon each. Tiffany Studios, New York 1091. Circa 1905. A similar pair illustrated in "Tiffany Desk Sets," by Holland, page 36. 6" H., 5" W.
Remarkably detailed enamel and sterling silver butterfly brooch. Aqua with gradations of emerald green along with golden and sienna accents. Black veining defines the realistic wing pattern. Fine example made by the John Atkins & Sons workshop. Fully hallmarked John Atkins, Birmingham 1918. 2 5/8" W., 1 3/4" H.
Sterling silver sword-form letter opener created to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. One side of the hilt depicts floral symbols: thistle, Scotland; shamrock, Ireland; daffodil, Whales; rose, England. The reverse has symbols of the Commonwealth: kiwi, New Zealand; beaver, Canada; kangaroo, Australia; springbok, S. Africa. Has relief insignia ER II, Elizabeth Regina II. Hallmarks: Sheffield 1953, Harry Atkin. 8 1/2" L.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1392548 (stock #740)
Very fine quality sterling silver cocktail shaker made by the C.C. Hermann silver workshop of Copenhagen, circa 1950. A distinct Georg Jensen influence, the heavy cocktail shaker has a panel-design cap with elaborately cast and applied pendant grape clusters along with leaves and vines. A concentrically stepped shoulder and bead detail enhance the form. Wafer strainer with handle has pierced round along with alternating geometric elements. A knob finial seal complements the extraordinary example. 11 1/2" H. *** Long established as a leading specialist in finest quality period 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 ***
Whimsical design! This cocktail recipe "Rolodex" design stand is fashioned as an enameled cocktail shaker. A knob upon the side turns to reveal an array of celluloid cards which flip to offer recipes such as: Silver Streak, Clover Club, Monkey's Gland, Manhattan and so on. Twenty-eight recipes plus "Cocktail Recipes" card. Made in Germany circa 1945. 5 1/2" H.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1940 item #1392376 (stock #733)
Lovely Art Deco-era cocktail shaker with a Modernist twist on a classic-form design. Rounded strainer section is designed to fit within the lower section. Made in the workshop of Carl Deffner in Esslingen, Germany, circa 1930's. Firm's marks beneath. 8 1/2" H. *** Long established as a leading specialist in finest quality period 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 ***
Rambling leaves and foliates are cut upon the crystal mixer. A sterling silver mount with a pouring lip, as well as an ice shield, complete the design of the elegant form. American circa 1930's. 6 1/2" H.
British glass "cock"-tail shaker with an etched rooster, or cockerel upon its side. The silvered cap and strainer section has gadroon-detail edging. Made in Sheffield by James Dixon & Sons circa 1925. 8 1/4" H. *** Long established as a leading specialist in finest quality period 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 ***
Prohibition-era glass dumbbell cocktail shaker in cobalt blue. A silvered cap and strainer are mounted upon its top. These highly collected glass dumbbells were created in clear glass as well as in a variety of colors. Cobalt blue is among the most desirable for collectors of these whimsical, figural forms. American circa 1930's. 13" L. *** Long established as a leading specialist in finest quality period 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 ***
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1940 item #1392165 (stock #699)
British cocktail shaker, classic in design with an added surprise element. The top removes to reveal an internal citrus reamer. Invert and extract the essence of your favorite citrus for a perfect cocktail. Made by James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield circa 1930. 7 3/4" H. *** Long established as a leading specialist in finest quality period 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 ***
Handsome English magnifier. Staghorn handle with sterling silver mounts. Each mount has ram's-head-relief design along with beaded accents. Hallmarks: William Beatson, Sheffield 1893. 4" W., 10 3/8" L.
Frederick Carder-era set-of-four Steuben cocktail glasses in the desirable, twist-stem form. The drinking glass, as well as foot, are in Amber, with stems in Celeste Blue. Carder's original drawing for this design number 7160 as illustrated in "The Glass of Frederick Carder," page 195. 5 3/8" H.
Rambling Art Nouveau silver overlay vines are upon the baluster-form vase. Two central flower heads with hand-chased detail complete the lovely design. American circa 1900. 6 3/8" H.
Silver vodka cup engraved with foliate and architectural designs. Assay mark for Anatoly Appollonovich Artsybashev, Moscow 1889. Light gilding within. 2" H.
A tankard-, or stein-form holder houses Bakelite-cherry cocktail picks. The set-of-six picks rests within their own stand which lifts out of the tankard. Nice example for the collector of unusual cocktail picks sets. Made in England circa 1930's. 4 1/2" H.
Victorian wine bottle coasters have beautifully reticulated galleries. Bases are turned wood with a central button. England circa 1880. 2 1/2" H., 5 5/8" W.
Lovely, quality, handsome crocodile-wrapped sterling silver whisky flask. Silver drinking cup removes for convenience and is gilded within. Bayonet-design, hinge-top cap. Hallmarks: James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield 1922. 2 5/8" W., 4 3/8" H.
Handsome antique cut-crystal Scotch whisky decanter fitted with a Betjemann's patented lock. A silvered collar about the neck of the decanter holds a locking mechanism. An arm slides forward to grasp and hold a heavy multi- facet-cut stopper in place. The stopper rests within a widely flaring pouring lip. The Victorian decanter is extensively and deeply cut on all sides along with a star-cut pattern upon its base. Retains original key. Retailed by George Betjemann & Sons in their shop in Pentonville Road, London circa 1890. 9 1/2" H.
Bold sterling silver brooch designed by Alphonse La Paglia for Georg Jensen U.S.A. circa 1948. Stylized leaves along with beaded and spiral vines are beautifully interpreted. Stamped with Jensen marks as well as handwrought. An example pictured on page 87 in "The American Designs-Jensen Silver." 1 3/4" H., 2 1/2" W.
Lovely candle snuffer designed by Alphonse La Paglia for Georg Jensen U.S.A. circa 1948. A native of Italy, La Paglia was a prominent designer who created silver sold in Jensen's New York shop in late 1940's. 12 3/4" L.
Wonderful marabou figural cigar cutter. Designed by Ignatius Taschner, Germany (1871-1913), known for his animal sculptures. The hammered brass bird has a guillotine-design steel beak. Raise beak, insert cigar into the eye, drop beak to cut, and allow cigar tip to fall into waiting copper bowl beneath. Clever and whimsical. Germany circa 1905. 4 3/4" W., 5 3/4" H., 9" H. (beak extended)
Figural bell, or town-crier cocktail shaker. This fine silver-plated bell is among the creative and imaginative cocktail shaker forms offered by this highly regarded firm in England circa 1930's. Asprey - synonymous with quality! 11 1/4" H. *** Long established as a leading specialist in finest quality period 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 ***
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 1940's. 2 1/8" H.
A brass bartender presides upon his bar complete with figural cups, shaker and accoutrements. Pull the figure upward to allow the mechanical form to display individual brass cigarette holders housed within. Painted details along with a mottled wood finish complete the whimsical, functional design. European circa 1930's. 7 1/2" H., 10 3/4" H. open
Elegant sterling silver frame with alternating oval- and notch-relief borders. Its original oak back is designed to allow vertical or horizontal display. The versatile frame is hallmarked: Henry Williamson, Birmingham 1916. 6 1/4" x 8 3/4"; 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" photo
Whimsical chromium golf- club-form mixer, or stirrer. Made by the Chase Co. in Connecticut and bears the firm's centaur mark, circa 1930's 7 3/8" L.
Sterling silver Art Deco-era English photo frame. The large frame has an arched top with wave elements upon top as well as corners. Original oak easel back. Hallmarks: W.J. Myatt, Birmingham 1924. 6 3/4" W., 9 1/4" H.; 5 1/2" W., 7 1/2" H. photo