Sterling silver dinner bell with a beautifully crafted blossom finial. A distinct Georg Jensen-influence design, made in the F. Ramirez silver workshop, Taxco, Mexico, circa 1940's. 3 1/4" H.
Beautifully detailed, patinated metal figure of a hurdler by the famous Art- Deco-era sculptor, Demetre Chiparus (born 1886 in Romania, died 1947 in France). The figure, with outstretched arms, jumps above as he clears the hurdle beneath. Signed D.H. Chiparus upon the naturalistic ground, with foundry seal upon back edge. The figure rests on a variegated back and white marble base. France circa 1930. 11 1/2" W., 6 3/4" D., 18 1/2" H.
Lovely, extensively detailed Art Nouveau silver overlay covers the surface of the red glass vase. Decorated with rambling florals and vines, which are all finely chased. American circa 1900. 8" H.
Lovely sterling silver bowl with a distinct Alphonse La Paglia influence. The Modernist form is virtually identical to designs commissioned by Georg Jensen to be created by La Paglia to retail in the Jensen store in New York from 1948-'51. Upon the designer's abrupt passing, silver workshops created examples closely based upon those of La Paglia. American circa 1950's. 3 1/8" H., 5 1/4" W.
Rare example of a cylindrical-form cocktail jigger, made by the Webster Silver Company of Massachusetts, circa 1930's. The stepped design is apportioned into four engraved segments, from 1/2 ounce through 2 ounces. 2 3/4" H.
Whimsical set of sterling silver golf cocktail picks. Fashioned as a leather golf bag, the silver holder contains a set of five golf- club-form picks. All are fully hallmarked: J.J. Nowill, Birmingham 1927. Wonderful example for the collector. 3 1/4" L. each pick; 3" H. overall
Stunning design! Art Deco silvered bowl, with its flared rim, has a rounded, stepped form. The bowl, supported by three spheres, floats above a complementing round, stepped base. Made in France circa 1930's. 4 3/4" H., 11 1/2" W.
Lovely heavy quality sterling silver tea strainer with its original drip stand. The strainer has an elegantly pierced handle. Straining bowl has an unusual elaborate decorative pattern. Presented in a beautifully lined case. Hallmarks: E. Silver & Co., Sheffield 1947. 2 1/2" W. stand, 5 1/8" L. strainer
Lovely pair of Steuben Frederick Carder-era candlesticks in optic ribbed Celeste Blue glass. The lobed baluster form, with rolled base and candle cup edges, is Carder's design number 2956, as illustrated in "The Glass of Frederick Carder," page 160, circa 1920. 8" H.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1940 item #1400172 (stock #756)
Nice quality cocktail shaker. The classic form is embellished with incised, banded detail upon each of its three sections. Made by the Northern Goldsmiths Co. of Newcastle upon Tyne. Circa 1930's. The well-regarded firm held royal warrants. 8" H.
Extraordinary! Most unusual set-of-three tankard- or mug-form cocktail bar jiggers resting within their own wooden stand holder. The jiggers are designated 1-, 1 1/2- and 2-oz. Made in England circa 1930's. 3 1/4" W., 8 3/8" L. stand; 1 7/8" H. tallest jigger
Fine set-of-six sterling silver shot glasses. The Arts & Crafts two-handle trophy- cup-form shots are each fully hallmarked: Finnigans Ltd., London 1904. The famous silver workshop retailed their wares in Manchester and London and rivaled Asprey at turn-of-the-century in England. Beautifully presented in original fitted, satin- and velvet-lined case. 1 3/4" H., 2 1/2" W. each
Hagenauer giraffe bronze sculpture or seal. Wonderful stylized modernist form for which this famous workshop is so well-known. Signed upon base "Made in Austria." A photo of the giraffe is pictured in "Werkstatte Karl Hagenauer Wien VII," an early catalogue, page 2. Made circa 1928. 3 5/8" H.
Very nice Tiffany sterling silver cocktail jigger. The concentrically stepped design serves as measuring increments. First step is 1/2 oz., 2nd is 1 oz., 3rd is 2 oz., and so on. An unusual example from the famous maker. New York circa 1940's. 1 7/8" H.
Set of three gun- shell-form cocktail jiggers, each engraved: "Big Shot" (2-oz.); "Just A Shot" (1 /1/2-oz.); and, "Little Shot" (1-oz.). Each silvered jigger is gilded upon the bottom as well as within. Made in Italy circa 1930's.
Silvered crocodile-wrapped flask with a convenient, detachable drinking cup that is gilded within. A hinged bayonet cap pivots to lock and unlock. Made in England circa 1910. 2 7/8" W., 5" H.
Extraordinary English sterling silver Art Nouveau card case. A distinct Alphonse- Mucha-influence maiden is in high relief upon its front. The profile, with cascading hair and elaborate headband, is reminiscent of Mucha's depictions of Sarah Bernhardt. Floral and scrolling patterns in relief further enhance the lovely case, which accommodates a present-day, business-card size. Hallmarks: Clifford & Norris, Birmingham 1902. 2 3/4" W., 3 7/8" H.
Beautifully stylized bronze cat from the famous Hagenauer workshop of Vienna, Austria. Among the highly collected, small, expressive animals this design studio was known for. Signed beneath Made in Austria along with workshop marks; circa 1930. 1 1/2" H., 2 1/2" L.