Simply wonderful. Carved wooden ocean liner is a holder for set-of-six silver and enamel flags cocktail picks. Each pick has a hook to allow it to rest upon a glass. A central silver smoke- stack-form holder rests on the ship and contains three wooden dice in red, white and blue. Stamped marks upon each flag for 835 fine silver. Germany circa 1940's. 4 1/4" H. with picks, 4 1/4" L.
Cut and enameled Art Deco black harlequin-pattern decanter. A tall, squared enamel stopper completes the bold design. Ideal whisky decanter size. Czechoslovakia circa 1930. 9" H., 4 1/2" W.
"Tak-A-Shot" cocktail bar shot glass set in the form of a bullet. The bullet lifts away from its base to reveal a set-of-four stacking shot jiggers. Each marked "Made in Occupied Japan," circa 1940's. 2 1/4" H.
A spirited chromium gentleman adorned in top hat and tails leans upon a red Bakelite post. The whimsical figure stands alongside a cocktail picks holder, each mounted upon a macassar-wood base. A set-of-twelve cherry-top picks rests within the holder. Made in France circa 1930's. 5 7/8" H., 5 7/8" W.
Whimsical set-of-six Japanese sterling silver cocktail picks. Detailed finials adorn the top of each, including a pagoda, fan and teapot. Each stem, fashioned as a bamboo stalk, has a clip to attach to side of a cocktail glass. In original fitted box, circa 1950's.
Wonderful set of drink flag markers. A French chromium sailor stands beside a flagpole with 12 enameled metal flags. Each flag represents a different country to identify an individual's glass upon serving. Signed Sudre upon the sailor's trousers. The firm is known for highly collected, whimsical, figural cocktail bar accoutrements. A tiered macassar-wood base supports the set. France circa 1930s. 4" W., 10 1/2" H.
A whimsical figural cocktail stirrer in the form of a golf club. Made by the Alvin Corporation which was acquired by Gorham in 1928. Silverplated, made in Rhode Island circa 1930. 8 1/2" L.
Very heavy, thick-walled, cut-crystal decanter made by the famous Val St. Lambert workshop, circa 1930's. Designed by Charles Graffart, the form is cut in four horizontal rows with ten cut panels upon each. Cut from brilliant plum-to-clear. A complementing, geometric, faceted stopper rests within. 9" H.
Quite wonderful French Art Deco cherry cocktail picks. Large, set-of-twelve Bakelite cherry cocktail picks suspend from their fitted holder. The stand, with its larger Bakelite-cherry finial, rests upon an octagonal-cut wooden base. Made in France circa 1930's. 5 1/2" H., 3 3/8" L. each pick
Fine heavy crystal ice cooler with a hammered sterling silver cover. A silver, tiered, open bale handle rises above. All mounted with detailed cast pendant grape clusters and vines. Exceptional in both quality as well as design. Impressed workshop marks for Danske Guldsmede Handvaerk, Denmark circa 1960. The crystal is by the Stromberg workshop of Sweden. 6 3/4" W., 9 1/2" H. to handle
A large set-of-twelve multi-color Bakelite cocktail picks are each supported within their designated slots. The burgundy, green and butterscotch step designs fan out upon the macassar-wood, fan-form holder. A most unusual example of fine French Art Deco. France circa 1930's. 3 1/2" H., 2 1/2" W.; 2 7/8" L. each pick
The bold, stepped, Art Deco chromium tray was designed by Norman Bel Geddes (American 1893-1958) for the Revere Copper & Brass Co. of Rome, New York circa 1937. The tray was part of Bel Geddes' Manhattan collection which included the iconic Skyscraper cocktail shaker as well as cups. An exhibition titled "Norman Bel Geddes: I Have Seen the Future" was on view at the Museum of the City of New York in 2014. 11 /2" W., 14 1/2" L.
Sterling silver figural rooster "cock"-tail picks. Each of the set-of-six picks, with feather detail upon the front and back, is fitted in original, velvet- and- silk-lined box. Made in England circa 1930's. 3 1/4" L. each
Fine example in both quality and design. The heavy silver shot glass has a detailed dragon applique that wraps around the circumference. A vacant heart shape applique further enhances the design. Made by Wang Hing of Hong Kong circa 1920. 1 5/8" H.
"Bucket Full" cocktail jigger in the form of a pail, complete with pivoting bale handle. Impressed gradations from 1- to 4-oz. increments. Made by Napier in Connecticut circa 1930's. 2 1/2" H., 4 1/2" H. to handle
Scarce-to-find, large, set-of-twelve sterling- silver- and-Bakelite cherry cocktail picks. Each Art- Deco-era pick is fully hallmarked: Deakin & Francis, Birmingham, 1933. Fitted in original, silk- and- velvet-lined case. 3 1/2" L. each pick
Blown amber glass in the form of a swan with curving, elongated neck and applied, clear glass wing-like handles. The swan neck leads to a silvered, hinged head and beak that opens to reveal the pour spout. Made in Czechoslovakia circa 1930's. 11 3/4" H., 10" L. tail to beak
Whimsical figural bottle stopper in the form of a rabbit, or hare. The finely cast Art Nouveau-era figure stands upon an engine-turned base. Illustrated in the WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) well-known catalogue, page 148. Made in Germany circa 1900. 1 3/4" H. without cork.