A beautifully cast Art Nouveau maiden with flowing hair in the style of Alphonse Mucha forms the handle of the letter opener. The lovely silvered pewter sculptural opener was made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. Illustrated in the firm's 1906 catalog, reprinted by the Antiques Collectors Club, page 270. 8 1/8" L.
Whimsical silver jigger with enamel stoplights to direct you. Green-Go, Yellow-Caution, Red-Stop. Made in Rhode Island by the Alvin Silver Co. circa 1960's. 2 1/2" H.
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Individual size cocktail shaker designed for that one perfect cocktail. Cockerel design top also serves as a drinking cup. Interior fitted with a side pour strainer. Made by Napier in Connecticut circa 1930's. Dimensions: 6 1/4" 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.***
Twist-stem combination condiment fork and cocktail spoon. The antique utensil with its central classic medallion is stamped sterling. American circa 1880. 10 1/4" L.
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Purely classic in form. The English cocktail shaker has a jigger top cap with engine-turned detail. Made by James Dixon & Sons of Sheffield circa 1930's. 7 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.***
Elaborately pierced, hand-chased florals reveal the cobalt crystal liner of the sterling silver mustard pot. The hinged, slotted cover is all silver. Stamped sterling along with maker mark; American circa 1900. 2 3/4" H. Antique English spoon included. 2 3/4" H.
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Classic in design, and yet, cap removes to reveal an additional feature. A prong-form citrus juicer awaits a lemon or lime to enhance that perfect cocktail recipe. Fine quality shaker made by William Suckling Ltd. in Birmingham circa 1930. 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.***
Wonderful marabou figural cigar cutter. Designed by Ignatius Taschner (Germany, 1871-1913), known for his animal sculptures. The hammered steel bird has a guillotine-design 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. 5" W., 6 1/8" H.; 8" H. (beak extended)
A spirited Art Deco cocktail picks set with a painted metal saxophone player. The figure, with his red hat and bow tie, holds a brass painted sax as he faces a holder with six red-top-mounted cocktail picks. All are mounted on a macassar wood base. The narrative set was most likely made by Sudre, known for unusual figural cocktail accoutrements. France circa 1930's. 5 1/8" L., 4 1/4" H.
Extraordinary Jugendstil large wine jug made by the Carl Deffner workshop of Esslingen, Germany, circa 1905. A multi-segmented monkey guards the domed top, while its long tail forms a curved, open handle. The silvered tankard is enhanced with Jugendstil whiplash designs in relief. The monkey, as well as the spout and round foot, are all gilded. Firm's marks beneath. 5 7/8" W., 15 1/2" H.
Scarce example of a cocktail recipe jigger made by Napier. The bucket-form jigger has detailed recipes with measure increments for both a Martini and a Manhattan. Connecticut circa 1930's. 2 2/3" H.
Fine set-of-six sterling silver tots, or shot glasses. The Arts & Crafts tyg tri-handle-form shots are each fully hallmarked: James Wakely & Frank Clarke Wheeler, London 1910. Beautifully presented in original fitted lush burgundy velvet- and satin-lined case. 2" H., 1 3/8" W., 2" W. to handles each
Borders of the elegant sterling silver frame are engine-turned. The silver is further enhanced with hand-chased floral details. A vacant cartouche completes the design. Original burgundy velvet easel backing. American circa 1915. 5 3/4" W., 7 5/8" H.; 4 3/4" W., 6 5/8" H. photo
Extraordinary pair of lively Austrian bronze dogs. One canine stands upon its hind legs as it holds a lariat with its paws. The other standing dog holds a long-stemmed flower. Although lacking some petals, the flower rotates upon its stem. Each of the detailed figures has nuanced patination of the detailed fur. Fine examples for the collector of unusual Austrian bronze animals. Circa 1910. 3 1/4" H., 2 1/8" W. lariat dog; 3 1/8" H., 4 3/8" W. flower dog
A most unusual-to-find matching pair of silver overlay vases. Each is in emerald green glass with extensive overlay work, all with hand-chased detail. Interlacing Art Nouveau designs climb the baluster form. Four robust flowers emerge from their stems upon the upper portion of the vases. American circa 1900. 10" H. each
Finely cast bronze entitled "Le Travail," by Maurice Joseph Constant, France 1892-1970. The bronze depicts a youthful man with a hammer and anvil along with calipers. The figure is clad in a fur, belted loin cover. Signed upon top of base M. Constant. Original plaque upon the front: Le Travail, Par Mce. Constant (Mention au Salon). Deep golden olive patina; France circa 1910. 7 1/2" H.
Unusual cocktail picks set ready for football season. A detailed, cast aluminum football is perched upon its geometric wooden base. Positioned for kicking the football, it holds a set-of-twelve chromium-ball finial picks. A wonderful set for the collector of unusual football-related items. Made in France circa 1940's. 2 1/4" W., 3 3/4" H. with picks
Wonderful sterling silver cock-tail goblets. Each of these rare-to-find examples has a fully cast, figural rooster as its stem. The set-of-four bears marks for the Reed & Barton Silver Co. of Massachusetts, circa 1950. 4 3/4" H., 3" W.
Stunning, lush blue enamel and sterling silver English Art Deco tray. A waving, engine-turned sunburst pattern is seen beneath the enamel work. Hallmarked for Birmingham 1936. 3 5/8" W., 8 3/8" L.
Stunning handwrought Japanese export fine silver dragons cocktail shaker. Two undulating, applied-detailed dragons wrap around the shaker as well as its strainer section. Each are wildly expressive with their splayed toes and applied, raised tendrils. Hand-chased accents further enhance each dragon, with its detailed scales. Interior is fully gilded. Silver workshop marks beneath for Musashiya of Yokohama, circa 1920. 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.***
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Engine-turned bandings adorn the classic British cocktail shaker. The top cap removes to reveal an internal citrus reamer to extract essence of lemon, lime or orange to enhance the perfect cocktail recipe. Complementing engine-turning on the cap completes the design. England circa 1930's. 8 1/8" 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.***
Lighthearted bronzes depicting a young girl and boy ice skating, by Franz Iffland (Berlin 1862-1935). The girl, in her fur-trimmed cape, has her hands in a muff; the boy in fur-trimmed cape, holds a cupid-like feathered arrow with bow. Iffland, a member of the Berliner Bildhauerschule, was active 1885-1915. He became most well-known for his sculptures of young children and women. The richly patinated skaters stand upon tall, dark green marble bases. Each signed F. Iffland; Germany circa 1900. 10 1/4"-10 1/2" H. each
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A concentrically stepped design adorns the mid-strainer section of the Art Deco cocktail shaker. The jigger top cap has a complementing step element as well. Gadroon edging completes the design detail. Made by Maples & Co. of London circa 1930's. 9" 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.***
Art Nouveau Daum Nancy cameo glass quatrefoil-form bowl. Rambling golden leaves along with blue-purple berries, all in cameo, are around the circumference. A mottled background is in tones of yellow, green and amber. Signed in the cameo, Daum Nancy with the Croix de Lorraine. France circa 1900. 3 1/4" H., 8 1/4" W.
Beautifully detailed ram-mounted figural letter opener. The silvered pewter opener was made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1910. 7 5/8" L.
Carved wooden bust of an African woman with contrasting, ebonized hair. A patinated brass necklace adorns the neck, and the bust rests upon a round brass base. Fashioned in the Modernist form for which Hagenauer is most well-known. Stamped beneath: Hagenauer Wien, Handmade, with Made in Austria, along with workshop mark; Austria circa 1945-50. 4 1/4" H., 2 3/4" W.
Bold emerald green glass silver overlay vase. The large baluster form is abundantly covered with flowers along with rambling, interlacing vines. All of the Art Nouveau silver overlay work is extensively hand-chased. Stamped marks for the Alvin silver workshop of Rhode Island, circa 1900. 11 7/8" H.
Beautifully detailed bronze of girl pouring a jug by the sculptor Rudolph Kaesbach (Germany 1873-1955). The girl, with a rich, deep golden patina, has long, wavy hair adorned with ribbon bows. The bronze stands upon a variegated grey, beige and brown marble base. Signed R. Kaesbach; Germany circa 1910. 10 7/8" H.
Charles Catteau design vase depicts stylized Art Deco enamel glazed swallows. The birds are royal blue, turquoise and black upon a cream craquelure background. The tall, bulbous form vase, with its pinched, flared opening, is signed beneath Keramis along with Catteau design number 1297; Made in Belgium; circa 1928. 10 3/8" H.
Hand-chased, silver overlay decanter with a tall, complementing, pinched stopper. The elegant form, with its elongated neck, is extensively overlaid with large, robust Art Nouveau flowers and interlacing vines. An elaborate cartouche with monogram is marked 1881-1906. Made by the Alvin silver workshop of Rhode Island circa 1900. 12 1/8" H.
Charles Catteau design parrots vase. The polychromed birds are perched among robust florals. The bold pattern has geometric Art Deco elements as well, and is glazed in blues, green, golden yellow, turquoise and mocha tones. The oval form is signed beneath Boch Freres Keramis, Made in Belgium with design number 1849 and form 1291; circa 1932. 9 1/4" H.
Silver overlay water pitcher is an ideal size for cocktail bar function. The hand-chased silver overlay is an Art Nouveau design with large flowers along with vines and a vacant shield. Made by the Alvin silver workshop of Rhode Island, circa 1900. 6" H., 6" W.
The Bronze Flute Player depicts a boy wearing a plumed and tasseled hat playing his instrument. He is further adorned with a fur vest and a leather pouch. Patinated in rich brown tones with golden highlights. Signed E. Barillot (Eugene Barillot, France 1841-1900). The sculptor, who trained at the Berlin Academy, was active 1870-1900. The bronze stands upon a two-part plinth of variegated grey, black and gold marble. France circa 1890. 8 3/8" H.
An energetic Bacchic putto and goat frolic upon a naturalistic, rocky ground. The ground is further enhanced with clusters of ivy and grapes along with florals as well as a ribboned staff. The finely detailed multi-cast group, in the manner of Clodion and August Moreau, is patinated in rich brown with deep golden tones on the putto. All rest on a variegated red marble demilune base. France circa 1880. 8 7/8" W., 8 3/4" H., 5 1/8" D.
Made by the Merrill Shops of New York circa 1920-30. The small American silver workshop was known for fine Arts & Crafts designs. This unusual-to-find example of a cocktail shaker from this silver studio has a hand-hammered, sterling silver top cap and strainer section. The heavy quality crystal shaker is hand-cut in a Greek key pattern along with cut vertical panels upon its surface. Merrill Shops was founded in 1893 and active to 1931. 10 3/8" 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.***
Lovely Art Nouveau round box with robust florals and whiplash vines around the circumference. An Art Nouveau maiden with flowing hair adorns the cover of the elegant design. Made by the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. Illustrated in the firm's well-known 1906 catalogue, page 290. 2 1/4" H., 3 1/4" W.