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.
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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.
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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.
Round cocktail tray with a rolled edge is supported by ball feet. Flanking Art Deco handles have a rounded form. Made by the Charles S. Green workshop of Birmingham circa 1925. 10 1/2" round, 12 1/2" to handles
Wonderful lyre-form chromium cocktail picks holder. Large set-of-twelve, rainbow-color cherry-top picks suspend from the top. A macassar, angular-cut base supports the set with a large Bakelite cherry mounted beneath. Made in France circa 1930's. 5: H., 3 1/8" L. each pick
A stunning art deco design vase modeled after Charles Catteau's highly collected squirrels pattern originally created for Boch Freres, La Louviere, Belgium in 1929. The matte enamel, bulbous-form pottery vase depicts a frieze of animated squirrels in various poses. The squirrels, among acorns and sunbursts along with geometrics, are glazed in cream, greens, black, gray and golden mocha tones. Stamped marks: Boch Freres Keramis, Made in Belgium, Ch. Catteau, D 1366, LD. 12 1/4" H.
Nice realistic example of a cold-painted Vienna bronze Collie or Sheltie. The detailed casting, with its waves of fur, is painted in golden and deep browns with cream white. Austria, circa 1910. 2 1/4" H., 3 3/4" L.
Octagonal, elongated-form Art Deco box. Relief edging with notch detail enhances the bold design with its hinged cover. Geometric pendant handles complete the multi-functional example. Made by Cooper Bros. in Sheffield circa 1925. 5 1/8" W., 7" L., 4" H.
English Edwardian-era, round oak tray with a pierced gallery. The tray is ideal for decanters or cocktail accoutrements. Supported by detailed, cast feet with a florette, along with a chased, hexagonal, central button upon the top. England circa 1910. 12 1/4" W., 2 3/4" H.
A stunning example of fine Art Nouveau. The pewter-mounted glass vase is from the Moritz Hacker (Budapest 1849-1932) workshop founded in Vienna, Austria in 1882. Three detailed, cast irises climb the sides of the Loetz lilac glass vase decorated with undulating waves in aubergine. The well-regarded Hacker, a jeweler to the royal court, often collaborated with Loetz. Signed with Hacker workshop marks upon mount; Vienna circa 1900-05. 8 1/4" H.
Hagenauer patinated bronze giraffe family. The two varied-size giraffes are paired upon a curved wooden base to create an extraordinary silhouette. The large giraffes are beautifully stylized in the Modernist form for which this famous workshop is so well-known. Marks beneath: Hagenauer Wien, Made in Austria, Handmade, along with Hagenauer workshop mark. Made in Austria, circa 1940's. 11 3/4" H., 6 7/8" W.
The highly-sought, original Zeppelin cocktail shaker. Crafted with precision in Solingen, Germany, circa 1930. Difficult-to-find example, complete with its 19 parts, which compactly fit together. Parts include shaker body, juicer/strainer, strainer cover, flask, funnel, four graduated tumblers, corkscrew with cover, gondola, four ice picks/spoons, shaker top and finned condiment bowl with lid. Nickel-plated with gilded interiors. Recently a Zeppelin was included in the Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt exhibit, The Jazz Age. An example of this famous design is in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art. The Zeppelins were made by J.A. Henckels. Marks include D.R.G.M. as well as Germany on many parts. 12" H.
Designed by Dagobert Peche (1877-1923) for Gmunder Keramik in Austria circa 1915-20. The Vienna Secession, large covered jar is glazed in black and cream with two central floral bouquets in Peche's iconic style. The bold form is completed by a cover with a knop finial. Gmunder Keramik executed works for the Wiener Werkstatte. Similar examples are pictured in "Wiener Werkstatte," by Gabriele Fahr-Becker, page 83, as well as in "Dagobert Peche and the Wiener Werkstatte," page 208, published by Yale University Press in association with the Neue Galerie, New York. Peche joined Wiener Werkstatte as Artistic Director in 1915. 4 3/4" W., 5 1/4" H.
Detailed, cast Vienna bronze French bulldog. The naturalistic fur is cold-painted in tan and brown tones with dark highlights on the muzzle and ears. A studded collar is painted maroon. Nice, realistic expression. Stamped Geschutzt beneath; Austria early 1900's. 4 1/2" H., 4 1/2" L.
Lovely Edwardian ebony candlesticks with a baluster-form column. Each are mounted with a hand-chased silver applique. London circa 1900-10. 6 1/8" H. each
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Classically designed cocktail mixer with a convenient pouring handle. The pitcher-form has gadroon-edge detail. An ice shield, along with pouring lip, completes the design. (Spoon sold separately.) Made in England circa 1930's. 6 3/4" H.
Sterling silver Victorian vesta, or match safe, with hand-chased florals upon the surface. A match striker is at bottom and a chatelaine ring completes the design; gilded within. Hallmarks: Joseph Gloster, Birmingham 1894. 1 1/4" W., 2" L. w/ring
Pair of elegant Victorian, English tall wine bottle coaster stands. The high-hat form has pierced design along with garlands and lion masks in relief. The flaring top is cast with flowers and leaves. The pattern is by Barker Ellis of Birmingham circa 1880. 4 1/4" H., 7 3/8" W.
Oval tiger-eye cufflinks set in sterling silver. Made by the well-known N.E. From (Niels Erik) workshop in Denmark circa 1960's. Nice quality. 1/2" W., 3/4" L.
Quite wonderful Victorian design. Three cast, silvered hippocampus figures rest upon each tri-form centerpiece stand. The hippocampi (winged, fishtailed horse figures) have fine detail. A central column supports an elaborately cut crystal bowl. Made by the Horace Woodward workshop of Birmingham. English registry mark February 2, 1861. 9" H., 9" W.
Round rouge enamel and sterling silver English pill box. An engine-turned, radiating weave pattern is seen beneath the enamel work. Gilded interior. Hallmarks: Sydney & Co., Birmingham 1927. 2" W., 5/8" H.
Most unusual example for the collector of golf cocktail items. A set-of-six picks, including five golf clubs and a golf- ball-mounted stick suspend from their chromium stand. A rabbit sits upon the stand's handle. Quite whimsical! European circa 1940's. 4 1/2" H.
Elaborate silver oval frame. A central mask of a woman with headdress adorns the top. Foliates in relief further adorn the borders. Stamped with French marks, circa 1900. 5 1/4" W., 8 5/8" H.; 4" W., 5 5/8" H. photo
Large antique classic design photo frame. The tall sterling silver, vertical form has raised borders and retains its original oak easel back. Hallmarks: Walker & Hall, Birmingham 1918. 9 3/4" W., 11 3/4" H.; 8" W., 10" H. photo
Large Chippendale-style, oval, silver frame. The elegant English design has an ebonized wooden easel back. Hallmarks: Wilmot Co., Birmingham 1913. 8 1/4" W., 11 1/4" H.; 6 1/2" W., 9 3/8" H. photo
Elegant, tall, oval frame. The borders are raised with a notch design at its top. Hallmarks: Hobson, James & Gilby, Birmingham 1918. 4 3/8" W., 8 1/2" H.; 2 3/8" W., 6" H. photo
English sterling silver frame has engine-turned pattern upon its surface. The Art Deco era frame, with curved top, retains its original oak easel back. Hallmarks: Horton & Allday, Birmingham, 1920. 5 1/4" W., 8 1/2" H.; 4 1/2" W., 7" H. photo
Extraordinary sterling silver flask funnel with an engraved rooster, or cockerel, upon its side. The rooster raises a glass with its claw. A banner beneath announces "Here's How." Made by the William B. Kerr Silver Co. of Newark, N.J., circa 1910. 2 3/4" W., 3" H.
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French Art Deco cocktail shaker with engine-turned bandings about the circumference. The wide center form has a slope-and-bevel design strainer section. An engine-turned cap completes the form. Made in France circa 1930's. 7 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.***
Handsome Victorian table gong. A pair of curving ox horns uphold the central gong. Carved wooden mounts support the horns with their silvered mounts. The gong striker rests within its holder. England circa 1890. 15 3/4" L., 6 3/4" W., 14 1/2" H.
Whimsical cocktail-picks stand in the form of a wooden bar. 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. Original booklet with classic recipes hangs from a hook on the bar's front. Made by the Harris Dunn Corp. in New York circa 1930's. 5" W., 4 1/2" H.
Lovely pair of Frederick Carder Steuben candlesticks in the highly collected twist-form. Foot as well as candle cups are an optic-rib pattern. The stunning Amber candlesticks are Carder's original design #686 as illustrated in "The Glass of Frederick Carder," page 160. Circa 1920's. 8 1/8" H.
A rare-to-find pair of cold-painted Vienna bronze dachshunds. The jointly cast male and female have a chain attached to their collars. Painted in deep browns with realistic tan accents on their coats, collars are blue. Austria circa 1910. 1 5/8" H., 2 5/8" W., 3" L.
Stunning Arts & Crafts sterling silver trophy cup. A pair of birds are perched upon the top of reticulated strap form and rivet handles. Each is poised to drink from a gilded interior pond. Hallmarks: Hamilton & Inches, Edinburgh, 1926. 5 7/8" H., 6 1/2" W.
Whimsical 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 1925 by the well-known firm of WMF (Wurttembergische Mattalwarenfabrik). 5" L. each; 9" H. stand
Quite whimsical. This scarce example of a Victorian milk jug pitcher has a detailed cast cat as its handle. Made by the Mark Willis & Sons workshop of Sheffield circa 1885. 5" H.