Unusual French silver tastevin, or wine taster, fashioned by a skilled silversmith from a 5-franc coin. The rim of the hand-hammered bowl, made from the actual edge of the coin, reads, "Dieu Protege La France" (God Protect France). The base of the tastevin is set with a 1919 1-franc coin and the handle is fashioned from a 1916 50-centimes coin. Nice example for the collector, circa 1920. 2" W., 2 3/4" L.
Stunning Art Deco wine, or Champagne cooler. The geometrically paneled form has dual incised bandings about its circumference. Bold, high Art Deco handles with angular stylized florals in relief adorn the sides. Made in France circa 1925. 7 3/4" H., 10" W. to handles
Sterling silver English engine-turned geometric Champagne, or cocktail, swizzle. Push upward from bottom to reveal a multi-purpose swizzle to stir that perfect cocktail, or bubbles in Champagne. A chatelaine ring is upon the end. Hallmarks for Birmingham 1975. 3 1/8" L., 4 7/8" extended
Very fine, large WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) Art Nouveau wine or Champagne cooler. Each of the tri-form sides depicts in high relief a different castle from the Rhine and Mosel Valleys. The castles are nestled among naturalistic landscapes in deep relief as well. Three pierced handles adorn the top section. Firm's marks beneath. Made in Germany circa 1900. 11 1/2" H., 9 1/4" W. at handles
Very fine quality wine or Champagne cooler. The Art Deco form, with its concentrically stepped design, was made by the Christofle workshop in France circa 1930's. Geometric, flanking handles complete the handsome cooler. 8 1/4" H., 9" W. to handles
Quite elegant wine or Champagne basket caddy. The silvered holder has beautiful reticulated work as well as bead-edge detail. Made in England circa 1910. 4" W., 9 1/4" L., 7 3/4" H.
Stunning design! Wine or Champagne cooler with bold, triple-loop handles upon the sides. Six rows of banded detail further complement the design. Made in France circa 1930's. 8" H., 9 1/8" W. to handles
Stunning high Art Nouveau wine bottle stand. Reticulated whiplash Art Nouveau florals and vines ramble about the form. Pinched wave edges complete the design, which is supported by a raised bevel foot. Made in Germany circa 1900. 3 1/8": H., 4 3/8" W.
Stunning Secession design. The body of the copper wine or Champagne cooler is hammered. The brass top with its openwork patterns has Secession florette, as well as geometric forms. Energetic flanking brass handles have a central bead element. Made in Germany circa 1905. 9 3/4" H., 11" W.
Lovely old Sheffield plate wine funnel with a gadroon-wave border. The hand-pierced strainer completes the design and detaches for cleaning. Sheffield circa 1830. 3 1/2" W., 5" L.
Tall Art Nouveau wine, or Champagne cooler. The elegant, bold form has open, sweeping handles with Vienna Secession elements. Stylized Jugendstil florals are in relief within a panel about its circumference. The nickel-on-brass cooler was made in Germany circa 1905. 11 1/4" H., 9 1/2" W. to handles
WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) Modernist wine or Champagne cooler of elongated quatrefoil form. Designed to accommodate two bottles. Unusual, difficult-to-find size. Firm's marks beneath. Germany circa 1930's. 8 3/8" H., 7" W., 14 3/4" L. to handles
Fine Art Deco design. Wine or Champagne cooler with deep bandings about the Modernist form. Angular, carved ebonized wooden handles flank the sides. Made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany, circa 1930's. 7 3/4" H., 10 1/2" W. to handles
Tall wine bottle stand with pendant, triangular mount geometric handles. The top has complementing Art Deco designs in relief. Marks beneath for the jeweler, F.K. Perkin & Sons of Wakefield. England circa 1925. 6 3/4" H., 6" W. to handles
Very nice example of this highly collected corkscrew. The two-color celluloid is a rosy flesh tone with green-and-white striped stockings and nickel 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" fully open
Sterling silver caps are mounted upon both ends of the staghorn corkscrew. The horn is nicely textured for a comfortable grip. Bell feature upon the worm. American, circa 1900. 4 7/8" W., 5 5/8" L.
Unusual example of a high Art Deco biscuit box or covered ice cooler. The crystal box is cut with geometric triangular patterns and fits upon its own tray. Concentric Art Deco designs in relief are on the tray as well as upon the complementing cover. A geometric handle completes the design. England circa 1930. 4 1/2" H., 6 1/2" W., 8 1/4" L.
Lovely Art Deco-era crystal ice pail. The cooler, with its bale handle and silvered mounts, is cut into Modernist florals within geometric panels. It retains the original ice drain that rests within. Made by the Charles S. Green workshop in Birmingham circa 1930's. 4 3/4" W., 5 3/4" H., 10 1/4" H. to handle