Whimsical sterling silver jigger in the form of a fireman's pail, engraved "Fire Water." The bucket, with its swiveling bale handle, was made by the Lunt silver workshop of Massachusetts circa 1940's. 2" H., 3" H. to handle.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1940 item #1390968 (stock #731)
Bold Art Deco cocktail shaker with a rounded, concentrically stepped bottom as well as stepped strainer section. Top jigger cap has incised bandings. Made in Belgium 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.***
Traditional form with ribbed glass is cut into eight sections. Sterling silver mount is recessed to hold matches. Hallmarks: F & Co., Ltd., London 1924. 3" H.
Elegant pair of Georgian-era Sheffield plate wine bottle coasters. Swirling, lobed coasters with applied gadroon-and-shell tops. Turned wooden bases. England circa 1840. 1 7/8" H., 6 1/4" W.
Elegant Art Nouveau enameled pendant from the famous Charles Horner workshop. The openwork design has rising foliates in relief flanked by lush aqua blue enamels. An additional aqua enamel element hangs from a chain above. A drop pearl suspension completes the design. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1912. 1 3/4" L. pendant, 3" L. with enamel above
Lovely enameled scarab pendant from the Charles Horner workshop. The scarab has luminous blue, green and aqua highlights. A similar example is pictured in "Charles Horner of Halifax," by Tom J. Lawson, page 88. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1910. 1 1/4" W.
A geometrically curved top and footed base enhance the sleek styling of the Art Deco sterling silver frame. Oak easel back. Hallmarks: Maker, FB Birmingham 1920. 4 7/8" W., 6 7/8" H.; 3 1/2" W., 5 1/2" H. photo
Lovely serpentine-form sterling silver frame. The rambling frame's border, as well as the photo borders, have a relief repousse pattern. Oak easel back. Hallmarks: J & R Griffin, Chester 1919. 6 5/8" W., 8 3/8" H.; 3 1/2" W., 5 1/8" H. photo
Sterling silver English snuff box with a repousse design upon the oval form's top as well as sides. The box has chased accents and crimped-edge detail. Gilded within. Hallmarks: Deakin & Francis, Birmingham 1899. 3/4" H., 1 1/4" W., 3" L.
Figural wine bottle holder from Brienz, Switzerland circa mid-nineteenth century. The magnificent carved, bearded gentleman lays upon a cart and is contoured to allow a bottle to rest as he holds a twig-form collar and twig-saw to nestle the bottle. The rare holder is assembled with pegs and has working wooden wheels. Early Black Forest carvings of walnut and linden trunks, symbols of luxury and wealth, were featured in international exhibitions in London, Paris and the United States. Carving of a human figure, as well as it unusual form, make the holder an extraordinary example for the collector of wine-related antiques. 11" H., 5 3/4" W., 18 1/2" L.
Lovely sterling silver Aesthetic-era snuff box by Gorham. The Japanesque engraved design upon its top has bamboo along with ferns and fronds. Gilded within with Gorham marks and date letter for year 1880. This genre of design by the famous Rhode Island silver workshop is highly collected. 5/8" H., 2 1/8" W., 3 3/8" L.
Fine, heavy quality Swedish decanter. The front has an intricately etched galloping horse. Engraved A1 beneath, as often seen on Orrefors glass. Circa 1960. 8 1/2" H.
Lovely quality, heavy sterling silver, large cigarette case. The elegant case has a hidden locking mechanism. Slide top forward in the vertical direction to allow it to spring open. All engine-turned upon both sides with Art Deco designs at top corners. Gilded and inscribed within. Hallmarks: Thomas William Lack, London 1933. 3 3/8" W., 4 1/4" L.
Lovely Victorian sterling silver box with floral and scroll repousse decoration upon the top as well as sides. The elegant box is further enhanced with chasing and crimp-edge detail. Hallmarks: George Nathan & Ridley Hayes, Chester 1895. 3/4" H., 1 3/4" W., 3 7/8" L.
Unusual example for the golf collector. A Penfold golf ball mounted to support a 1-oz. and 1 1/2-oz. cocktail jigger. Golf ball is a patented Penfold design with an enamel "clubs" symbol. These golf balls were also offered with diamonds, spades and hearts. A Penfold golf ball was used by James Bond to defeat Goldfinger. Made in England circa 1930's. 4 1/2" H.
Two-part citrus juicer is beautifully designed. The reamer has an elaborately pierced ring that lifts off with its shell- and- leaf-pattern handle. A pouring lip, along with a loop handle, completes the practical, functional design. The silvered juicer was made by Daniel & Arter in Birmingham circa 1925. 2 1/2" H., 6 1/2" W. to handle.
Wonderful Bakelite cherry cocktail picks set for the collector of the unusual. A fire hydrant-form holder houses the set-of-six picks that rest within their own stand. England circa 1930's. 4 3/4" H.
Nice wild boar tusk corkscrew with naturally mottled gradation of tones. Reticulated sterling silver mount with chased scrolling leaves. Walker Bell feature. American circa 1900. 5 1/2" W., 5 1/2" L.