All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1940 item #1392165 (stock #699)
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 & Sons, Sheffield circa 1930. 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 ***
Handsome English magnifier. Staghorn handle with sterling silver mounts. Each mount has ram's-head-relief design along with beaded accents. Hallmarks: William Beatson, Sheffield 1893. 4" W., 10 3/8" L.
Frederick Carder-era set-of-four Steuben cocktail glasses in the desirable, twist-stem form. The drinking glass, as well as foot, are in Amber, with stems in Celeste Blue. Carder's original drawing for this design number 7160 as illustrated in "The Glass of Frederick Carder," page 195. 5 3/8" H.
Rambling Art Nouveau silver overlay vines are upon the baluster-form vase. Two central flower heads with hand-chased detail complete the lovely design. American circa 1900. 6 3/8" H.
Silver vodka cup engraved with foliate and architectural designs. Assay mark for Anatoly Appollonovich Artsybashev, Moscow 1889. Light gilding within. 2" H.
A tankard-, or stein-form holder houses Bakelite-cherry cocktail picks. The set-of-six picks rests within their own stand which lifts out of the tankard. Nice example for the collector of unusual cocktail picks sets. Made in England circa 1930's. 4 1/2" H.
Victorian wine bottle coasters have beautifully reticulated galleries. Bases are turned wood with a central button. England circa 1880. 2 1/2" H., 5 5/8" W.
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: James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield 1922. 2 5/8" W., 4 3/8" H.
Handsome antique cut-crystal Scotch whisky decanter fitted with a Betjemann's patented lock. A silvered collar about the neck of the decanter holds a locking mechanism. An arm slides forward to grasp and hold a heavy multi- facet-cut stopper in place. The stopper rests within a widely flaring pouring lip. The Victorian decanter is extensively and deeply cut on all sides along with a star-cut pattern upon its base. Retains original key. Retailed by George Betjemann & Sons in their shop in Pentonville Road, London circa 1890. 9 1/2" H.
Bold sterling silver brooch designed by Alphonse La Paglia for Georg Jensen U.S.A. circa 1948. Stylized leaves along with beaded and spiral vines are beautifully interpreted. Stamped with Jensen marks as well as handwrought. An example pictured on page 87 in "The American Designs-Jensen Silver." 1 3/4" H., 2 1/2" W.
Lovely candle snuffer designed by Alphonse La Paglia for Georg Jensen U.S.A. circa 1948. A native of Italy, La Paglia was a prominent designer who created silver sold in Jensen's New York shop in late 1940's. 12 3/4" L.
Wonderful marabou figural cigar cutter. Designed by Ignatius Taschner, Germany (1871-1913), known for his animal sculptures. The hammered brass bird has a guillotine-design steel 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. 4 3/4" W., 5 3/4" H., 9" H. (beak extended)
Figural bell, or town-crier cocktail shaker. This fine silver-plated bell is among the creative and imaginative cocktail shaker forms offered by this highly regarded firm in England circa 1930's. Asprey - synonymous with quality! 11 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 ***
Tiffany sterling silver 1- and 2-ounce measure cocktail jigger. Incised band a tthe center signifies the measure. A scarce example from this famous maker. New York circa 1940's. 2 1/8" H.
A brass bartender presides upon his bar complete with figural cups, shaker and accoutrements. Pull the figure upward to allow the mechanical form to display individual brass cigarette holders housed within. Painted details along with a mottled wood finish complete the whimsical, functional design. European circa 1930's. 7 1/2" H., 10 3/4" H. open
Elegant sterling silver frame with alternating oval- and notch-relief borders. Its original oak back is designed to allow vertical or horizontal display. The versatile frame is hallmarked: Henry Williamson, Birmingham 1916. 6 1/4" x 8 3/4"; 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" photo
Whimsical chromium golf- club-form mixer, or stirrer. Made by the Chase Co. in Connecticut and bears the firm's centaur mark, circa 1930's 7 3/8" L.
Sterling silver Art Deco-era English photo frame. The large frame has an arched top with wave elements upon top as well as corners. Original oak easel back. Hallmarks: W.J. Myatt, Birmingham 1924. 6 3/4" W., 9 1/4" H.; 5 1/2" W., 7 1/2" H. photo