Unusual example of a Bakelite dice-form cocktail picks set. Large Bakelite dice holder is dark green, almost black in color. It rests upon a macassar ebony wood stand. A set-of-six white, non-Bakelite, dice-mounted picks rest within the holder. France circa 1930's. 3 5/8" H.
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Bold Art Deco cocktail shaker is completely engine-turned upon its surface. The turning creates a user-friendly, comfortable grip. Top cap removes to reveal an internal citrus juicer, or reamer, to extract essences of lemon, lime or orange. Very nice example made by S. J. Levi & Co. of Birmingham circa 1930's. 9 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 ***
Whimsical set-of-six cocktail or Champagne whisks rest on their own stand. These unusual mini-whisks were fashionable in the Art Deco era for mixing a cocktail or stirring up the bubbles in Champagne. Made in Germany circa 1930's by the well-known firm of WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik). 4" L. each whisk; 5 3/4" H. stand
Tiffin green, footed satin glass vase. Sterling silver overlay depicting a parrot perched upon cascading floral branches by the Rockwell Silver Co. of Meriden Connecticut.; circa 1930. Hand-chased detail completes the lovely Art Deco-era design. 8 1/4" H.
Rambling hand-chased foliates adorn the blade of the antique sterling silver opener. The silver handle is enameled in minty green. Hallmarks: Henry Hall & John Edward Bingham, Sheffield 1870. 8 3/4" L.
Antique sterling silver letter opener has lush turquoise green enamel upon its handle. Front of its silver blade is hand-chased with scrolling foliates. Hallmarks: Richard Martin & Ebenezer Hall, Sheffield 1902. 9 1/2" L.
Unusual example of an antique sterling silver and enamel letter opener. The hallmarked opener is elaborately hand-chased with foliates, interlacing Celtic designs and a detailed, swimming fish upon both sides. Large silver handle is enameled in amethyst. Hallmarks: Richard Martin & Ebenezer Hall, Sheffield 1873. 8 1/2" L.
Whimsical French Art Deco cocktail picks. A chromium bird gazes upon a row of six cherry-mounted picks which rest within their slotted holder. Painted details highlight the design and all rest upon a macassar-wood base. Made in France circa 1930's. 5" L., 3 3/8" H.
High Art Nouveau bronze letter opener. Beautifully cast, interlacing vines and flowers adorn the elegant opener. An Art Nouveau maiden with cascading hair is upon the top. France circa 1900. 8 3/4" L.
Lovely quality silvered ice cooler with a swivel bale handle and incised, banded detail. Retains its original decoratively pierced ice drainer. A pair of ice tongs suspend from the handle. Made by the Mappin & Webb workshop of London and Sheffield circa 1930's. 6 3/8" W., 5 1/8" H., 8" H. to handle; 5" L. tongs
Chased, large flowerheads adorn the bottom of the bulbous-form silver-overlay vase. Art Nouveau silver leaves and vines travel upward upon the long-neck trumpet form. Stamped marks for the Alvin silver workshop of Rhode Island, circa 1900. 8" H.
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: Frederick Asman & Co., Sheffield 1919. 4 1/2" H., 2 1/2" W.
Royal Danish design silver was introduced by the International Silver Co. of Connecticut in 1939. This difficult-to-find matching set of bar tools in this pattern includes a bottle opener, corkscrew and jigger. Each has Royal Danish sterling mounts.
A fine example for the collector of Doulton Lambeth's rare designs. Tall, baluster-form stoneware vase with a rich, creamy ground, is extensively decorated. Applied golden butterflies are among three sections of tube-decorated wind-and-cloud elements. Further applications include light blue flowerheads. Art Nouveau florals are deeply incised and glazed in dark blue, light blue, as well as sienna tones. Upper portion is glazed in mottled blues, aqua and celadon. Impressed workshop marks include those of the well-regarded senior artist, Eliza Simmance, known for combining several techniques on single vessel. Additional assistant marks are present, including Bessie Newberry's. Circa 1905. 14 7/8" H.
Lovely pair of Steuben Frederick Carder-era candlesticks in Pomona Green glass. The tall, baluster-form candlesticks have optic swirl bases with rolled edges. Optic swirl candle cups complete the elegant pair. Frederick Carder's original design number 6270, as illustrated in "The Glass of Frederick Carder," page 165. Acid stamp Steuben marks beneath. Circa 1920's. 10" H.
Lovely candle snuffer from the Einar Dragstad (1887-1967) workshop of Copenhagen. The silvered Modernist snuffer is of a stepped conical form with edging detail. A long twist-stem handle with a rolled end completes the design. Denmark circa 1950's. 8 3/8" L.
Nice quality and design. Silver-plated mechanical ice tongs with rich cobalt enamel top for ice or olives. Made in Norway by Aksel Holmsen circa 1930's. When impressed, plunger-form mechanism opens bottom claws for grasping. 8" L.
Sterling silver tyg tri-handle-form shot glass. The traditional English design is fully hallmarked: Adie Bros.; Birmingham 1926. 1 3/4" H., 1 1/2" W., 1 3/4" W.
Personal-size cocktail shaker for one. The design features a gilded recipe-dial top. A rotating arrow offers cocktail selections such as a Martini, Bronx, Manhattan and so on. Interior is fitted with a side-pour strainer. Made by Napier in Connecticut circa 1930's. 6 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 ***
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French Art Deco cocktail shaker with bevel design upon its central strainer section. The jigger-top cap has a complementing bevel edge along with banded detail. Made in France circa 1930's. 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 ***
Whimsical Hagenauer bronze rabbit sculpture, or seal. Stylized, energetic, Modernist form. A fine example for the collector of the best of this famous workshop's animal forms. Signed "Made in Austria" along with workshop marks circa 1928. Photo of a similar example is pictured in "Werkstatte Karl Hagenauer Wien VII," an early catalogue, page 1. 2 3/8" H.
Fine set for the collector of unusal cocktail picks. A silver-plated holder in the form of two plump cherries with stems and leaves is mounted on a macassar ebony wood stand. A set-of-eight complementing cherry-stemmed cocktail picks rest within their designated, slotted holders. Stamped French workshop marks upon the large cherries. France circa 1930's. 3 1/2" L., 5 3/8" H. stand; 3 7/8" L. each pick
Bold and beautiful Art Nouveau wine or beer jug made by the well-known Orivit workshop in Cologne, Germany circa 1904. The tall pewter jug has a finely detailed eagle upon its front. The beak-form front of its hinged cover opens to offer a pouring lip. The wide base has undulating peacock-feather forms in relief. Photo of an example is pictured in "Orivit, Zinn des Jugendstils aus Koln," an early Orivit catalogue, page 100. 13 1/2" 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, Wales; 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.
Very fine quality, large Chinese export silver cocktail shaker. Surface is completely hand-hammered. An elaborately hand-chased, undulating dragon wraps about the elegant form as it chases the pearl of wisdom. Marks beneath: LYH for the Lee Yee Hing workshop of Hong Kong, circa 1920. 9 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 silver plated stoplight cocktail jigger. Enamel increments upon the side: Green (go), yellow (caution0, red (stop); for 1, 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 ounces. Made by Gorham Silver in Rhode Island circa 1961. 2 1/2" H.
Whimsical figural cocktail picks. A tall, red Bakelite picks holder with banded design stands upon its wooden base. An animated, quacking chromium duck faces the set-of-six Bakelite cherry picks that rest within the holder. Made in France circa 1940's. 1 3/8" W., 4 1/4" L.; 3 1/8" L. each pick
Art Nouveau sterling silver frame has curving sides along with an undulating, curved top. Pendant floral bouquets and vines are in relief upon its borders. Hallmarks: Boots Pure Drug Co.; Birmingham 1909. 6" W., 7 7/8" H.; 3 1/2" W., 5 1/4" H. photo
Large Hawkes crystal cocktail mixer with an unusual, vertically paneled wave pattern. A finely hand-cut rooster or cockerel is upon its side. Intricate cutting shows feather detail. Sterling silver mount has a pouring lip and ice shield. Complete with its original sterling mixing spoon. New York circa 1930's. 9 1/2" H., 11 1/4" L. spoon. *** 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 ***
Beautiful scenic silver overlay cocktail shaker. Deep ruby red glass shaker has a horse and rider among hunting hounds. Marked sterling within the overlay design. Chromium mounted jigger top cap along with strainer section. American circa 1930's. 9 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 ***
Elaborately detailed antique snuff box with a variety of engine-turned patterns within scrolling cartouches upon its hinged top. All are enhanced with hand-chased florals. Reverse is decorated with engine-turned wave panels along with floral scroll corners and a central, chased bouquet. Gilded interior. Stamped with silver guarantee mark and maker: France circa 1890. 1 1/2" W., 2 5/8" L., 3/8" H.
Beautifully stylized Danish sterling silver cocktail bar spoon. The heavy silver spoon has a looped handle with an applied pendant grape cluster. Very fine quality. Made in Denmark circa 1950 by the C.C. Hermann workshop of Copenhagen. 11 1/4" L.
Combination one- and two-ounce Modernist sterling cocktail jigger designed by Alphonse La Paglia. A native of Italy, La Paglia was commissioned to execute designs to be retailed by Georg Jensen, USA, in the 1940's. These were retailed for only a few years when designs were briefly continued by International Silver Co. His creations abruptly halted in 1953 due to his untimely passing. Lovely Modernist blossom motif. Pictured in "Jensen Silver, the American Designs, page 125. 3 1/2" H.
Whimsical cocktail-picks stand in the form of a wooden bar with crocodile-texture covering. The bar, with its chromium-mounted top counter, is a stand for six figural picks. Five picks are designed as different liquor bottles and one is a cocktail shaker. Made by the Harris Dunn Corp. in New York circa 1930's. 5" W., 4 1/2" H.
Stunning Art Nouveau silver beaker is finely engraved with rambling flowers and vines. Two butterflies among the foliates complete the elegant form. Hallmarks include Minerva head for the first French standard of 950 Fine Silver; maker Claude Doutre Rousse, Paris circa 1895. 3 1/8" H., 2 5/8" W.
Art Deco figural cocktail jigger fashioned as a top hat. The two-ounce chromium jigger was made by the Chase Co. in Connecticut circa 1930's. Firm's centaur mark beneath. 1 3/4" H., 2 5/8" W.
Stunning bold Doulton Lambeth stoneware vase decorated with pink dogwood flowers within three sections. Rambling Art Nouveau leaves glazed in greens surround the florals. All are against a mottled celadon ground. The applied foot, as well as the top rim, have a mocha glaze with blue highlights inside the neck. Impressed marks beneath for the highly regarded artist, Eliza Simmance, known for winning awards at international exhibitions. Incised assistant decorator marks along with date letter "G" for 1906. 12" H.
Handsome English antique sterling- silver-mounted flask. Bound with crocodile, the flask has a drinking cup with gilded interior which slips off for convenience. Cap has a bayonet hinge and pivots to lock into place. Hallmarks: James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield 1897. 3 1/4" W., 5 1/8" H.
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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, Sheffield, 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 ***
Lovely sterling silver Art Nouveau photo frame. An Alphonse- Mucha-inspired maiden is in relief upon the undulating form. Rambling flowers and vines, along with a butterfly, adorn the romanticized design. Hallmarks: R.U. & Co., Birmingham 1907. 5 3/4" W., 6 5/8" H., 3 3/4" diameter photo.
Richly decorated Emaux de Longwy pottery in vibrant, robust florals. The large jardiniere has a glazed blue ground with cloisonné-inspired floral-form enamels in rose tones, green, plum and yellow. Workshop marks beneath; France circa 1940's. 7 3/8" H., 9 1/4" W.
Lovely classic form Emaux de Longwy pottery jardiniere with a cream crackle glaze. Alternating decorated panels have stylized overlapping bold Art Deco florals and fruit forms in green, blues, yellow and orange. Workshop marks beneath; France circa 1930's. 7 1/4" H., 6 3/4" W.
Art Deco pottery group of a nymph and faun from the Marcel Guillard (1896-1932) ceramic workshop. Sculpted by G. Debloize. The draped nymph and resting faun have a cream crackle glaze and rest upon a mottled gray base. Artist and ceramist marks are impressed beneath the pottery base. France circa 1925. 11 1/4" H., 10" W.
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Bold form with notched architectural elements in relief about the circumference. Interior features a wafer-form strainer which lifts out for convenience. A ball finial completes the top cap. Denmark circa 1930s. 8 3/4" 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.***
Exquisite example of a tall, high Art Nouveau wine bottle stand made by the WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany, circa 1900. Sweeping whiplash handles flank the sides of the reticulated Jugendstil form. An example is illustrated on page 154 of the well-known WMF 1900 English catalogue. Firm's marks beneath. 7 1/2" W. to handles, 8" 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.***
Extraordinary Art Nouveau wine or Champagne cooler is a punch bowl as well. The hammered copper cooler has pendant grapes, leaves and vines in high relief. Fluid brass whiplash handles are upon its sides. The stunning form, with an undulating rim, becomes a punch bowl when its original olive green crystal liner is placed within. The complementing cover has an undulating brass florette, along with vines, and rests upon the crystal liner. A bottle can also be placed into the liner along with ice if desired. Made by the Carl Deffner workshop in Esslingen, Germany circa 1900. Deffner produced Jugendstil design of the highest order and his works are represented in the collection of the Brohan Museum in Berlin. 9 1/2" H. to handles, 12 3/4" H. overall, 12 1/8" at handles
Unusual sterling silver Art Deco example from the Lebkeucher silver workshop of New Jersey. One end is a lobed, step form with designated increments for a 1/2- or 1-oz. measure. Invert to use larger measure marked for 2 oz. Stamped Lebkeucher mark circa 1930's. 3 3/4" H.
Steuben Cluthra glass vase in apple green. Nice example with a gradation of color as well as radiating bubbles. Green becomes more intense at edge of bubbles. Frederick Carder's classic form number 2683, as illustrated in "The Glass of Frederick Carder," page 268. Circa 1920's. 10" H., 9" W.
Antique sterling silver Victorian whistle. In fine condition and mounted with a chatelaine ring with an 1887 sixpence coin. A profile of Queen Victoria is upon the front of the coin. The wonderful, functional whistle is fully hallmarked. Cornelius Desormeaux Saunders & James Francis Hollings Shepherd, Birmingham, 1900. 2" L. whistle, 2 3/4" L. with coin
Loetz Papillon glass vase in lustrous aqua and green iridescence. Finely chased silver overlay work in a whiplash design along with rambling vines and rising ivy is upon the form. Silver completely covers the top rim. Austria circa 1900. 3" H., 3 1/4" W.
High Art Nouveau chased silver overlay upon green glazed porcelain vase. There are four sections of florals and vines which dance about the lovely form. Signed beneath with the marks for the Lenox porcelain workshop of New Jersey, circa 1900. Silver is stamped with marks for Alvin Silver of Rhode Island. 5 5/8" H.
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Architectural Art Deco cocktail shaker designed by the well-known New Zealand designer Keith Murray. This freelance artist designed for Mappin & Webb and Wedgwood, among others, in England in the 1930's. Unusual pivot strainer with handle. Mappin & Webb marks upon base. A similar example illustrated in "The Cocktail Shaker," by Khachadorian, page 93. 9 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 ***
Sterling silver dinner bell with a beautifully crafted blossom finial. A distinct Georg Jensen-influence design, made in the F. Ramirez silver workshop, Taxco, Mexico, circa 1940's. 3 1/4" H.
Beautifully detailed, patinated metal figure of a hurdler by the famous Art- Deco-era sculptor, Demetre Chiparus (born 1886 in Romania, died 1947 in France). The figure, with outstretched arms, jumps above as he clears the hurdle beneath. Signed D.H. Chiparus upon the naturalistic ground, with foundry seal upon back edge. The figure rests on a variegated back and white marble base. France circa 1930. 11 1/2" W., 6 3/4" D., 18 1/2" H.
Lovely, extensively detailed Art Nouveau silver overlay covers the surface of the red glass vase. Decorated with rambling florals and vines, which are all finely chased. American circa 1900. 8" H.
Lovely sterling silver bowl with a distinct Alphonse La Paglia influence. The Modernist form is virtually identical to designs commissioned by Georg Jensen to be created by La Paglia to retail in the Jensen store in New York from 1948-'51. Upon the designer's abrupt passing, silver workshops created examples closely based upon those of La Paglia. American circa 1950's. 3 1/8" H., 5 1/4" W.
Rare example of a cylindrical-form cocktail jigger, made by the Webster Silver Company of Massachusetts, circa 1930's. The stepped design is apportioned into four engraved segments, from 1/2 ounce through 2 ounces. 2 3/4" H.
Whimsical set of sterling silver golf cocktail picks. Fashioned as a leather golf bag, the silver holder contains a set of five golf- club-form picks. All are fully hallmarked: J.J. Nowill, Birmingham 1927. Wonderful example for the collector. 3 1/4" L. each pick; 3" H. overall
Stunning design! Art Deco silvered bowl, with its flared rim, has a rounded, stepped form. The bowl, supported by three spheres, floats above a complementing round, stepped base. Made in France circa 1930's. 4 3/4" H., 11 1/2" W.