Sterling silver sword-form letter opener created to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. One side of the hilt depicts floral symbols: thistle, Scotland; shamrock, Ireland; daffodil, Wales; rose, England. The reverse has symbols of the Commonwealth: kiwi, New Zealand; beaver, Canada; kangaroo, Australia; springbok, S. Africa. Has relief insignia ER II, Elizabeth Regina II. Hallmarks: Sheffield 1953, Harry Atkin. 8 1/2" L.
Whimsical figural cocktail picks. A tall, red Bakelite picks holder with banded design stands upon its wooden base. An animated, quacking chromium duck faces the set-of-six Bakelite cherry picks that rest within the holder. Made in France circa 1940's. 1 3/8" W., 4 1/4" L.; 3 1/8" L. each pick
Art Nouveau sterling silver frame has curving sides along with an undulating, curved top. Pendant floral bouquets and vines are in relief upon its borders. Hallmarks: Boots Pure Drug Co.; Birmingham 1909. 6" W., 7 7/8" H.; 3 1/2" W., 5 1/4" H. photo
Large Hawkes crystal cocktail mixer with an unusual, vertically paneled wave pattern. A finely hand-cut rooster or cockerel is upon its side. Intricate cutting shows feather detail. Sterling silver mount has a pouring lip and ice shield. Complete with its original sterling mixing spoon. New York circa 1930's. 9 1/2" H., 11 1/4" L. spoon. *** 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 ***
Beautifully stylized Danish sterling silver cocktail bar spoon. The heavy silver spoon has a looped handle with an applied pendant grape cluster. Very fine quality. Made in Denmark circa 1950 by the C.C. Hermann workshop of Copenhagen. 11 1/4" L.
Combination one- and two-ounce Modernist sterling cocktail jigger designed by Alphonse La Paglia. A native of Italy, La Paglia was commissioned to execute designs to be retailed by Georg Jensen, USA, in the 1940's. These were retailed for only a few years when designs were briefly continued by International Silver Co. His creations abruptly halted in 1953 due to his untimely passing. Lovely Modernist blossom motif. Pictured in "Jensen Silver, the American Designs, page 125. 3 1/2" H.
Stunning Art Nouveau silver beaker is finely engraved with rambling flowers and vines. Two butterflies among the foliates complete the elegant form. Hallmarks include Minerva head for the first French standard of 950 Fine Silver; maker Claude Doutre Rousse, Paris circa 1895. 3 1/8" H., 2 5/8" W.
Stunning bold Doulton Lambeth stoneware vase decorated with pink dogwood flowers within three sections. Rambling Art Nouveau leaves glazed in greens surround the florals. All are against a mottled celadon ground. The applied foot, as well as the top rim, have a mocha glaze with blue highlights inside the neck. Impressed marks beneath for the highly regarded artist, Eliza Simmance, known for winning awards at international exhibitions. Incised assistant decorator marks along with date letter "G" for 1906. 12" H.
Handsome English antique sterling- silver-mounted flask. Bound with crocodile, the flask has a drinking cup with gilded interior which slips off for convenience. Cap has a bayonet hinge and pivots to lock into place. Hallmarks: James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield 1897. 3 1/4" W., 5 1/8" H.
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British cocktail shaker, classic in design with an added surprise element. The top removes to reveal an internal citrus reamer. Invert and extract the essence of your favorite citrus for a perfect cocktail. Made by James Dixon, Sheffield, circa 1930's. 7 3/4" 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 ***
Lovely sterling silver Art Nouveau photo frame. An Alphonse- Mucha-inspired maiden is in relief upon the undulating form. Rambling flowers and vines, along with a butterfly, adorn the romanticized design. Hallmarks: R.U. & Co., Birmingham 1907. 5 3/4" W., 6 5/8" H., 3 3/4" diameter photo.
Richly decorated Emaux de Longwy pottery in vibrant, robust florals. The large jardiniere has a glazed blue ground with cloisonné-inspired floral-form enamels in rose tones, green, plum and yellow. Workshop marks beneath; France circa 1940's. 7 3/8" H., 9 1/4" W.
Lovely classic form Emaux de Longwy pottery jardiniere with a cream crackle glaze. Alternating decorated panels have stylized overlapping bold Art Deco florals and fruit forms in green, blues, yellow and orange. Workshop marks beneath; France circa 1930's. 7 1/4" H., 6 3/4" W.
Art Deco pottery group of a nymph and faun from the Marcel Guillard (1896-1932) ceramic workshop. Sculpted by G. Debloize. The draped nymph and resting faun have a cream crackle glaze and rest upon a mottled gray base. Artist and ceramist marks are impressed beneath the pottery base. France circa 1925. 11 1/4" H., 10" W.
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Bold form with notched architectural elements in relief about the circumference. Interior features a wafer-form strainer which lifts out for convenience. A ball finial completes the top cap. Denmark circa 1930s. 8 3/4" 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.***
Extraordinary Art Nouveau wine or Champagne cooler is a punch bowl as well. The hammered copper cooler has pendant grapes, leaves and vines in high relief. Fluid brass whiplash handles are upon its sides. The stunning form, with an undulating rim, becomes a punch bowl when its original olive green crystal liner is placed within. The complementing cover has an undulating brass florette, along with vines, and rests upon the crystal liner. A bottle can also be placed into the liner along with ice if desired. Made by the Carl Deffner workshop in Esslingen, Germany circa 1900. Deffner produced Jugendstil design of the highest order and his works are represented in the collection of the Brohan Museum in Berlin. 9 1/2" H. to handles, 12 3/4" H. overall, 12 1/8" at handles
Unusual sterling silver Art Deco example from the Lebkeucher silver workshop of New Jersey. One end is a lobed, step form with designated increments for a 1/2- or 1-oz. measure. Invert to use larger measure marked for 2 oz. Stamped Lebkeucher mark circa 1930's. 3 3/4" H.
Steuben Cluthra glass vase in apple green. Nice example with a gradation of color as well as radiating bubbles. Green becomes more intense at edge of bubbles. Frederick Carder's classic form number 2683, as illustrated in "The Glass of Frederick Carder," page 268. Circa 1920's. 10" H., 9" W.