Mid-century cocktail bar spoon designed by Alphonse La Paglia. The long, sterling silver spoon, with its curved ebony handle, has a central mask design. A fine quality example made by the International Silver Co. of Connecticut circa 1952. An example is pictured in "Jensen Silver, The American Designs," page 149. 12" L.
Fine Modernist silver cocktail condiment bowl. Ideal cocktail bar size for olives or cherries. Reticulated floral, ball-and-loop form designed by Alphonse La Paglia, who created designs for Georg Jensen USA to retail in their New York store in the late 1940's. Marks include Georg Jensen Inc. and L.P. for La Paglia, along with an uncommon mark, GJ within a beaded circle. This mark is rarely seen on La Paglia design examples as it is a mark used on Jensen silver crafted in Denmark. Bowl design pictured on page 110 in "Jensen Silver, the American Designs." 3 1/8" H., 5 1/8" W.
A fine example for the collector of rare bottle openers. The nickel-plated bronze Cubist cockatiel is signed Bizette. The stylized bird is fashioned with a curving neck and beak that form the opener. The noted sculptor Andre Bizzet-Lindet, France 1906-1988, studied under Bouchard at the Ecole Nationale de Beaux Arts in Paris, winning numerous awards. He is known among Art Deco enthusiasts for his stylized, Cubist animal sculptures. Stamped Made in France; circa 1930. 4 1/4" L.
Heavy fine quality Victorian water jug. The extensively hand-cut hobnail-and-star pattern pitcher has an Arts & Crafts silvered mount. Made by John Grinsell of Birmingham circa 1890. 9 3/4" H.
Handsome antique cut-crystal Scotch whisky decanter fitted with a Betjemann's patented lock. A silvered collar about the neck of the decanter holds a locking mechanism. An arm slides forward to grasp and hold a heavy multi- facet-cut stopper in place. The stopper rests within a widely flaring pouring lip. The Victorian decanter is extensively and deeply cut on all sides along with a star-cut pattern upon its base. Retains original key. Retailed by George Betjemann & Sons in their shop in Pentonville Road, London circa 1890. 9 1/2" H.
Handsome classic design English sterling silver flask. The practical, discreet size has one curved side to comfortably fit a hip or breast pocket. Bayonet feature on its top, locking cap. Hallmarks: Charles S. Green, Birmingham 1918. 3 1/8" W., 4 1/4" H.
Nice quality antique sterling silver flask in desirable, discreet size. Drinking cup removes from bottom for convenience and cap has bayonet-hinge design. Cup is gilded within. Hallmarks: James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield 1895. 2 1/4" W., 3 3/4" H.
English silvered whisky flask covered in grained black leather. Attached drinking cup is beautifully hand-chased and gilded within. Desirable discreet size. England circa 1910. 2 1/4" W., 4 1/4" H.
Made by Henry Wilkinson of Sheffield circa 1910. Brown leather-covered flask has a detachable drinking cup. The cup is hand-chased with detailed foliates and is gilded within. 3 1/4" W., 5 5/8" 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.
Handsome Victorian English silver and horn tall beaker. The sterling mount, with incised banded detail, is fully hallmarked: Thomas Johnson, London 1876. Nice gradation of tone. 4 1/8" H., 2 7/8" W.
Wonderful lyre-form chromium cocktail picks holder. Large set-of-twelve, rainbow-color cherry-top picks suspend from the top. A macassar, angular-cut base supports the set with a large Bakelite cherry mounted beneath. Made in France circa 1930's. 5: H., 3 1/8" L. each pick
Delightful design. A large, root beer Bakelite holder stands upon a rounded black base. A set-of-six complementing ball-finial picks rest within the holder. France circa 1930's. 4" H.
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
Wonderful Bakelite cocktail picks set. The red and butterscotch Bakelite holder in the form of a letters box is marked "Paris." It stands upon a black Bakelite base. A set-of-six Bakelite cherry-top picks rest within the holder. France circa 1930's. 4 1/2" H.
Whimsical French Art Deco cocktail picks. A chromium bird gazes upon a row of six cherry-mounted picks which rest within their slotted holder. Painted details highlight the design and all rest upon a macassar-wood base. Made in France circa 1930's. 5" L., 3 3/8" H.
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.
Set-of-Eight carved bone cocktail picks each with a sterling silver mounted cap. The set rests with a flocked holder. Accompanied by the original maker's card for the Frank M. Whiting Silversmith describing the set. Quite an unusual set. Made in Meriden, Connecticut circa 1930's. Dimensions: 3 1/8" L Each.