Antique sterling silver Victorian whistle. In fine condition and mounted with a chatelaine ring, the wonderful, functional whistle is fully hallmarked. Stokes & Ireland Ltd. (William Henry Stokes and Arthur George Ireland), Chester 1897. 1 7/8" L. with ring
Whimsical English Victorian cigar cutter in the form of a Bollinger Champagne bottle. Made of carved horn with silvered metal mounts that are fashioned as the cork's foil covering. Twist the top of bottle to allow the cheroot cutter to flip out. Stamped registry marks: June 29, 1883. 2 1/8" L.
Extraordinary Steuben Cluthra vase in desirable blue. This fine example is an unusually deep blue. The internal bubbles radiate in a spectrum of size along with varying intensity of tones. Frederic Carder's classic form number 2683 as illustrated in "The Glass of Frederic Carder," page 268. Circa 1920's. Acid stamp Steuben mark beneath as well as original Steuben paper label. 8 1/4" H., 7" W.
Irises, along with swirling foliates, are in relief upon the box cover. Sides of the charming pill or trinket box have complementing Art Nouveau florals, all with chased detail. Gilded within. Hallmarks: Charles Dumenil, London, 1902. 1 5/8" W., 1 1/8" H.
Fine Georgian silver box set with a polished, large pillow-form banded caramel agate. The box, with rounded corners, has a deep horizontal relief design upon the sides and is gilded within. The George III box is hallmarked: Matthew Linwood, Birmingham 1811. Well-regarded as a maker of silver boxes, Linwood was born in 1756 and had a silver workshop at Great Charles Street in Birmingham. In 1811 he became guardian of the assay office. 1 3/4" W., 2 1/8" L.
Rare gilded Franz Bergmann Vienna bronze rabbit, or hare, photo frame. Standing upright upon its naturalistic base with paws reaching out, the rabbit's face is fashioned as a frame. A disc on the reverse pivots for inserting the photo. Signed beneath with the well-known Bergmann mark. Austria circa 1910. 3 1/2" H.
Handsome English flask with crocodile covering. The flask, with its bayonet-style twist-off cap, has a convenient drinking cup attached. England circa 1910. 3 1/8" W., 6" H.
Finely cast gilded bronze tray with detailed, reticulated foliates in high relief. The stunning Art Nouveau form rests upon four cast feet and is signed M. Migneaux; France circa 1900. 7 1/4" W., 8 7/8" L.
Hagenauer patinated brass horse-and-rider bookends in the stylized form for which this Austrian workshop is so well-known. The animated subject, along with a flower, is set upon a scallop-front base. Each stamped "Made in Austria" and pictured in "Werkstatte Karl Hagenauer Wien VII," an early catalogue, page 13. Made circa 1928. 4 7/8" W., 3 3/8" D., 4 7/8" H.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1940 item #1410545 (stock #778)
This is the highly sought gilded version of the Recipe or "Tells-U-How" cocktail shaker made by Napier. Outer sleeve revolves to reveal drink recipes in windows. Design for this form was patented by Le Roy Fontan for Napier in 1935. An example illustrated in "The Cocktail Shaker" by Khachadourian, page 97. Dimensions: 11" H. ***Long established a a leading specialist in finest quality 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.***
Figural "Bucket Full" jigger with pivoting bale handle has markings for up to 4 oz. of liquid measure. Incised bandings and a pouring lip complete the whimsical design. Made by Napier in Connecticut circa 1930's. 2 1/2" H., 4 3/4" H. to handle
A beautifully cast Art Nouveau maiden with flowing hair in the style of Alphonse Mucha forms the handle of the letter opener. The lovely silvered pewter sculptural opener was made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. Illustrated in the firm's 1906 catalog, reprinted by the Antiques Collectors Club, page 270. 8 1/8" L.
Whimsical silver jigger with enamel stoplights to direct you. Green-Go, Yellow-Caution, Red-Stop. Made in Rhode Island by the Alvin Silver Co. circa 1960's. 2 1/2" H.
Individual size cocktail shaker designed for that one perfect cocktail. Cockerel design top also serves as a drinking cup. Interior fitted with a side pour strainer. Made by Napier in Connecticut circa 1930's. Dimensions: 6 1/4" H. ***Long established a a leading specialist in finest quality 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.***
Elaborately pierced, hand-chased florals reveal the cobalt crystal liner of the sterling silver mustard pot. The hinged, slotted cover is all silver. Stamped sterling along with maker mark; American circa 1900. 2 3/4" H. Antique English spoon included. 2 3/4" H.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1940 item #1409673 (stock #779)
Classic in design, and yet, cap removes to reveal an additional feature. A prong-form citrus juicer awaits a lemon or lime to enhance that perfect cocktail recipe. Fine quality shaker made by William Suckling Ltd. in Birmingham circa 1930. 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.***
Wonderful marabou figural cigar cutter. Designed by Ignatius Taschner (Germany, 1871-1913), known for his animal sculptures. The hammered steel bird has a guillotine-design 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. 5" W., 6 1/8" H.; 8" H. (beak extended)
A spirited Art Deco cocktail picks set with a painted metal saxophone player. The figure, with his red hat and bow tie, holds a brass painted sax as he faces a holder with six red-top-mounted cocktail picks. All are mounted on a macassar wood base. The narrative set was most likely made by Sudre, known for unusual figural cocktail accoutrements. France circa 1930's. 5 1/8" L., 4 1/4" H.