Textured brown leather covers the English silvered whisky flask. A convenient drinking cup is gilded within. Top cap has a bayonet-style mount and turns to lock into place. Made by James Dixon & Sons of Sheffield circa 1910. 3 1/4" W., 5 1/4" H.
Art Deco condiment bowl for cherries or olives has a set-of-six cocktail picks that suspend from its side. A nice example with its red Bakelite-mounted column as well as Bakelite picks. England circa 1930's. 4 1/4" W., 4 1/4" H.
Round English silvered tray has undulating borders. Grooved edging detail in relief completes the design. Made by John Collyer & Co. of Birmingham circa 1930's. 13 1/2" W.
Antique niello Russian cigarette case with a central scene of a horse-drawn sled with driver in traditional attire. The silver is further enhanced with scrolling and floral designs. An elaborate cartouche with chased monogram is upon the reverse. Marks include: Date stamp for Moscow 1886 along with 84 Fineness for 875 purity. Maker Vasili Dmtrev. A lovely example created during the Nicholas II period. 1 3/4" W., 3/14" L.
Tall wine bottle stand with geometric Art Deco fan handles. The form is supported by a concentric step design base. Made by Barker Bros. in Birmingham circa 1925. 6 1/8" H., 7" W. to handles
Fine antique crystal box with a minutely detailed, cast bronze eagle upon its hinged cover. The eagle is complemented by bronze Art Nouveau floral elements along with foliate-trim mountings. The marquise-form crystal box is cut with vertical fluting and a starburst upon its base. France circa 1900. 2 3/8" H., 4 3/8" W., 8 5/8" L.
Impeccable design. Made by the famous Delheid Freres silver workshop in Brussels, Belgium, which was founded by Michel Delheid in 1828. The tray, with its stepped, geometric silver sides, is further enhanced by rounded, open handles with complementing Art Deco elements. The wooden tray's marquetry inlay displays robust Modernist design of contrasting macassar ebony and amboina mahogany as well as fruitwood. The Delheid workshop was the subject of an exhibit in 2010 at the Sterckshof Silver Museum in Antwerp. Delheid stamp, along with 800 Fine Silver mark upon the silver; circa 1930. 15 1/2" W., 24 1/4" L.
Round cocktail tray with a rolled edge is supported by ball feet. Flanking Art Deco handles have a rounded form. Made by the Charles S. Green workshop of Birmingham circa 1925. 10 1/2" round, 12 1/2" to handles
Wonderful lyre-form chromium cocktail picks holder. Large set-of-twelve, rainbow-color cherry-top picks suspend from the top. A macassar, angular-cut base supports the set with a large Bakelite cherry mounted beneath. Made in France circa 1930's. 5: H., 3 1/8" L. each pick
A stunning art deco design vase modeled after Charles Catteau's highly collected squirrels pattern originally created for Boch Freres, La Louviere, Belgium in 1929. The matte enamel, bulbous-form pottery vase depicts a frieze of animated squirrels in various poses. The squirrels, among acorns and sunbursts along with geometrics, are glazed in cream, greens, black, gray and golden mocha tones. Stamped marks: Boch Freres Keramis, Made in Belgium, Ch. Catteau, D 1366, LD. 12 1/4" H.
Nice realistic example of a cold-painted Vienna bronze Collie or Sheltie. The detailed casting, with its waves of fur, is painted in golden and deep browns with cream white. Austria, circa 1910. 2 1/4" H., 3 3/4" L.
Octagonal, elongated-form Art Deco box. Relief edging with notch detail enhances the bold design with its hinged cover. Geometric pendant handles complete the multi-functional example. Made by Cooper Bros. in Sheffield circa 1925. 5 1/8" W., 7" L., 4" H.
English Edwardian-era, round oak tray with a pierced gallery. The tray is ideal for decanters or cocktail accoutrements. Supported by detailed, cast feet with a florette, along with a chased, hexagonal, central button upon the top. England circa 1910. 12 1/4" W., 2 3/4" H.
A stunning example of fine Art Nouveau. The pewter-mounted glass vase is from the Moritz Hacker (Budapest 1849-1932) workshop founded in Vienna, Austria in 1882. Three detailed, cast irises climb the sides of the Loetz lilac glass vase decorated with undulating waves in aubergine. The well-regarded Hacker, a jeweler to the royal court, often collaborated with Loetz. Signed with Hacker workshop marks upon mount; Vienna circa 1900-05. 8 1/4" H.
Hagenauer patinated bronze giraffe family. The two varied-size giraffes are paired upon a curved wooden base to create an extraordinary silhouette. The large giraffes are beautifully stylized in the Modernist form for which this famous workshop is so well-known. Marks beneath: Hagenauer Wien, Made in Austria, Handmade, along with Hagenauer workshop mark. Made in Austria, circa 1940's. 11 3/4" H., 6 7/8" W.
The highly-sought, original Zeppelin cocktail shaker. Crafted with precision in Solingen, Germany, circa 1930. Difficult-to-find example, complete with its 19 parts, which compactly fit together. Parts include shaker body, juicer/strainer, strainer cover, flask, funnel, four graduated tumblers, corkscrew with cover, gondola, four ice picks/spoons, shaker top and finned condiment bowl with lid. Nickel-plated with gilded interiors. Recently a Zeppelin was included in the Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt exhibit, The Jazz Age. An example of this famous design is in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art. The Zeppelins were made by J.A. Henckels. Marks include D.R.G.M. as well as Germany on many parts. 12" H.
Designed by Dagobert Peche (1877-1923) for Gmunder Keramik in Austria circa 1915-20. The Vienna Secession, large covered jar is glazed in black and cream with two central floral bouquets in Peche's iconic style. The bold form is completed by a cover with a knop finial. Gmunder Keramik executed works for the Wiener Werkstatte. Similar examples are pictured in "Wiener Werkstatte," by Gabriele Fahr-Becker, page 83, as well as in "Dagobert Peche and the Wiener Werkstatte," page 208, published by Yale University Press in association with the Neue Galerie, New York. Peche joined Wiener Werkstatte as Artistic Director in 1915. 4 3/4" W., 5 1/4" H.
Detailed, cast Vienna bronze French bulldog. The naturalistic fur is cold-painted in tan and brown tones with dark highlights on the muzzle and ears. A studded collar is painted maroon. Nice, realistic expression. Stamped Geschutzt beneath; Austria early 1900's. 4 1/2" H., 4 1/2" L.