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.
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.
Nice wild boar tusk corkscrew with naturally mottled gradation of tones. Sterling silver mount has an applied band of leaves in relief. Walker Bell feature. American circa 1900. 6 1/4" w., 5 3/4" L.
Rare sterling silver cocktail jigger presented to Herbert Hoover. Dedicated: Herbert Hoover from Elsie Cobb Wilson, Issoudun, April 16-1919. Hoover, our 31st president, held office during Prohibition 1929-33. Prior to his position in office, he was part of the delegation to the Versailles Peace Conference in 1919. Issoudun was a U.S. flight training facility in France at that time. Elsie Cobb Wilson, an influential, highly regarded interior designer with a studio in Washington, DC, was in Hoover's circle. Made by Towle silversmiths in Massachusetts. 2" H.
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From the WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop, a tall, classic-form cocktail shaker, completely embellished with a hammered surface. Nice quality. Made in Germany circa 1930's. 8 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.***
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This British Art Deco cocktail shaker has an unusual acorn-form top finial, or cap, which removes to reveal the internal strainer. Incised horizontal bandings are around its circumference. Made by Yeoman Co. in Hertfordshire, circa 1930. 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.***
Finely carved, stained wood nutcracker in the form of a bearded man with head cap. Handle opens his mouth to insert and crack a nutshell. Black Forest region circa 1880. 7 3/4" L.
Heavy fine quality Victorian water jug. The extensively hand-cut hobnail-and-star pattern pitcher has an Arts & Crafts silvered mount. Made by John Grinsell of Birmingham circa 1890. 9 3/4" H.
British banded agate wax seal is cut into an octagonal with a rounded top. The polished stone is mounted with chased silver that holds its beveled agate seal with intaglio crest. England circa 1890. 2" L.
Handsome large English cigars box. Rectangular wooden box with its central "Cigars" applique is hallmarked Cork Bros., London 1911. Top corners are further mounted with hand-chased, triangular elements. Interior is fitted with an adjustable divider to accommodate cigars or tobacco. Minor loss to "g." 3" H., 5 3/4" W., 9 1/2" L.