Beautiful and bold Art Nouveau sterling silver frame. Undulating borders surround a hammered surface on the large form. Original lush velvet easel back. Hallmarks: Henry Matthews, Birmingham 1905. 8 1/2" W., 11 1/2" H., 5 7/8" W., 8 1/8" H. photo
Completely hammered wine bottle stand. The Vienna Secession-era stand was made in the Frantisek Bibus, known as Franz, workshop in Bohemia (Czechoslovakia) circa 1910. 2 1/4" H., 3 1/2" W.
Fine Gorham sterling silver whisky flask. The glass form is covered in basket-weave silver and is fitted with a convenient, removable drinking cup, gilded within. Top cap has a bayonet hinge and turns to lock or unlock. Marked with the firm's "caliper" date symbol for 1908 along with the famous Rhode Island silver workshop's hallmarks. 2 5/8" W., 5 1/4" H.
Tiffany patinated bronze Zodiac-pattern bookends. The pair depicts the twelve signs of the zodiac in relief. Impressed marks upon each. Tiffany Studios, New York 1091. Circa 1905. A similar pair illustrated in "Tiffany Desk Sets," by Holland, page 36. 6" H., 5" W.
Remarkably detailed enamel and sterling silver butterfly brooch. Aqua with gradations of emerald green along with golden and sienna accents. Black veining defines the realistic wing pattern. Fine example made by the John Atkins & Sons workshop. Fully hallmarked John Atkins, Birmingham 1918. 2 5/8" W., 1 3/4" H.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1392548 (stock #740)
Very fine quality sterling silver cocktail shaker made by the C.C. Hermann silver workshop of Copenhagen, circa 1950. A distinct Georg Jensen influence, the heavy cocktail shaker has a panel-design cap with elaborately cast and applied pendant grape clusters along with leaves and vines. A concentrically stepped shoulder and bead detail enhance the form. Wafer strainer with handle has pierced round along with alternating geometric elements. A knob finial seal complements the extraordinary example. 11 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 ***
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1940 item #1392376 (stock #733)
Lovely Art Deco-era cocktail shaker with a Modernist twist on a classic-form design. Rounded strainer section is designed to fit within the lower section. Made in the workshop of Carl Deffner in Esslingen, Germany, circa 1930's. Firm's marks beneath. 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 ***
Rambling leaves and foliates are cut upon the crystal mixer. A sterling silver mount with a pouring lip, as well as an ice shield, complete the design of the elegant form. American circa 1930's. 6 1/2" H.
British glass "cock"-tail shaker with an etched rooster, or cockerel upon its side. The silvered cap and strainer section has gadroon-detail edging. Made in Sheffield by James Dixon & Sons circa 1925. 8 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 ***
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.
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 coaster has beautifully reticulated galleries. Base is turned wood with a central button. Also available as a pair. England circa 1880. 2 1/2" H., 5 5/8" W.
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.
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 ***
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
Very nice example of this highly collected corkscrew. The celluloid stockings are striped in bright dark green and ivory. Nickel mounts are in the form of high-button boots. Influenced by the "Can-Can" dancers of the 19th century, Moulin Rouge-era Paris. Made in Germany circa 1895. 2 5/8" L. closed, 5 1/4" W. fully open
WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) Art Nouveau basket with florals and berries in relief upon its rising sides. A figural winged maiden fashioned as the handle. Designed by Albert Mayer, circa 1907. Firm's marks beneath. 6 3/4" W., 3 1/2" H.