Two-ounce cocktail jigger in the form of a cat. Hammered cup upturns to measure and sits on cat's ears and tail. American, circa 1960's. 4" H.
Bronze bottle opener mounted with a cast figural swan. The form is a fine example made by Richard Rohac (1906-1956) in Austria circa 1950. Rohac trained with Hagenauer prior to establishing his own metal workshop in 1932. He was well-known for creating stylized, Modernist figures of animals as well as other decorative sculpture. Signed beneath with the artist's backward/forward double "R" mark. 1 3/4" H., 3" L.
Set-of-six gilded sterling silver "cock"-tail picks. Each pick has a rooster finial with a hook on the back to grasp the edge of a glass. Original, velvet- and silk- fitted box. Adolph Scott, Birmingham, 1930. 3 1/4" L. each pick
Fine in both quality and design. Tall, hand-hammered Chinese export silver shot glasses. Each of the set-of-four has a detailed, hand-chased dragon applique that wraps about the circumference. A vacant medallion applique further enhances the design. Made by the Wing On silver workshop of Hong Kong circa 1920. 2 1/8" H. each
Sterling silver figural rooster "cock"-tail picks. Each of the set-of-six picks with feather detail is fully hallmarked: Walker & Hall, Birmingham 1930. Fitted in original, velvet-and- silk-lined box. 3" L. each
Brass and steel bottle opener created to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Front has a profile of the Queen in relief and reverse has "ER II - Coronation June 1953." A wonderful functional collector item. 4 1/8" L.
Unusual set-of-six cocktail picks, each mounted with an actual sixpence silver coin. The coins each have a profile of King George V upon the front. Two dated 1921 and two dated 1922 have a rampant lion on reverse; one dated 1928 and one dated 1929 have oak leaves on reverse. Coins are mounted upon long, twist-stem cocktail picks. Each stamped with 830 silver fineness. 5" L. each pick.
Whimsical set of drink markers. A wooden newspaper wagon holds a set-of-ten plastic clip-on markers, each in the form of a newspaper popular in France in the 1940's and 1950's. Names of the publications include: France-Soir, Le Populaire, Le Monde, L'Humanite, as well as The New York Times. The wagon is pulled by a gilded metal duck, signed by Bizette. All rest upon a macassar wood base. 5 1/4" L., 2 1/2" H. to clip
Wonderful cocktail picks stand in the form of a carved windmill. The windmill blade even turns. A set-of-twelve picks with round, carved wood finials rests within a mounted metal holder. Nice, unusually large set of picks to skewer an olive, cherry or hors d'oeuvre. Made in France circa 1930's. 6 1/8" H.
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.
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
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.
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