Round pottery tray with robust Art Nouveau florals glazed in cobalt blue with two tones of gray upon a white ground. A pierced gallery enhances the surround. Germany circa 1905. 12" W., 1 1/8" H.
Lovely box with pottery inset upon its hinged top. Interlacing high Art Nouveau design glazed in deep blue and gold upon a white ground. Box made of nickel; Germany circa 1905. 2 7/8" H., 4 1/2" W.
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 1930s. 12 1/4" 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 ***
Most unusual example of a fine Art Nouveau silver card case. Rambling vines along with daffodils in high relief are upon the cover of the case. The case, with its spring mechanism, opens to reveal a beautifully fitted interior of moire silk. Each side has a gusset pocket to hold a card. The form accommodates modern- day-size business cards. Impressed marks for 800 fine silver along with maker stamp: Germany circa 1900. 2 5/8" W., 4" L.
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 beneath each. 5 7/8" H., 4 1/8" W.
A rare color combination. Pair of Steuben conical-form goblets in Grenadine with applied Mirror Black rims. A clear wafer foot supports each goblet. Frederick Carder's design #5130 as illustrated on page 199 in "The Glass of Frederick Carder," by Gardner; circa 1920. One signed with Steuben acid stamp mark. 5 1/8" H.
Sterling silver flask funnel made by the Blackinton silver workshop in Attleboro, Massachusetts circa 1930's. Gilded within. 2" W., 3" L.
Scarce sterling silver flask funnel. Perfect, practical size and proportion. The funnel has a rolled rim, a sign of quality, along with a ring. American circa 1930's. 2 1/2" W., 2 3/8" L.
Fine Modernist silver cocktail condiment bowl. Ideal cocktail bar size for olives or cherries. Reticulated floral, ball-and-loop form designed by Alphonse La Paglia, who created designs for Georg Jensen USA to retail in their New York store in the late 1940's. Marks include Georg Jensen Inc. and L.P. for La Paglia, along with an uncommon mark, GJ within a beaded circle. This mark is rarely seen on La Paglia design examples as it is a mark used on Jensen silver crafted in Denmark. Bowl design pictured on page 110 in "Jensen Silver, the American Designs." 3 1/8" H., 5 1/8" W.
Beautifully executed Vienna Secession design upon this biscuit barrel made by the well-known firm of WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1905. Reticulated frame and lid with Secession elements which are repeated in the hand-cut and etched crystal liner. Illustrated on page 252 in the workshop's 1906 catalogue. 8 1/2" H., 3 3/4" D., 5 3/4" W.
Silvered crocodile-wrapped flask in desirable discreet size. A detachable drinking cup with gilded interior slips off for convenience. England circa 1910. 2 1/4" W., 3 3/4" H.
Steuben optic swirl pattern amber fan vase with a knop support and wafer base. An iconic Art Deco form circa 1920's designed by Frederick Carder. Design #6287 as illustrated in "The Glass of Frederick Carder," by Gardner, page 280. 6 7/8" W., 9" H.
English whisky flask with sterling silver mounts. The flask is bound with crocodile. A convenient drinking cup with gilded interior slips off for convenience. Curved back to fit nicely into a hip or breast pocket. Hallmarks: G & JW Hawksley, Sheffield 1902. 3 1/2" W., 6 1/8" H.
Most unusual to find classic double jigger in sterling silver by Napier. The well-known Connecticut workshop created unusual cocktail accoutrements, almost always in silver plate. This scare, fine quality example was made in Connecticut circa 1930's. 3 5/8" H.
A pair of basket-form sterling silver salt cellars have foliates in relief. Each salt, with its cobalt-blue liner, is accompanied by its own spoon. All fully hallmarked: Joseph Gloster, Birmingham 1905. 2 1/4" W., 1 1/4" H' 2 1/4" L. spoons
Made by the Durham Silver Co. of New York circa 1952. A distinct Alphonse La Paglia influence sterling silver creamer and sugar set. La Paglia created designs for Georg Jensen U.S.A. to retail in their New York store 1948-'51. 4 3/8" H. sugar, 5 1/4" H. creamer
Bold magnifier has a curved staghorn handle. Detailed English silver mounts are fully hallmarked: George Howson, Sheffield 1900. 4" W., 10 1/4" L.
Lovely Anglo-Indian sterling silver frame with a curved design. The frame has detail of elephants among trees in high relief. Wooden easel back. Silver of this genre was made in the Lucknow region in India, early 1900's. 5" W., 6 1/2" H.; 3 1/4" W., 4 3/4" H. photo