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 is threaded to turn and lock into place. A bayonet hinge keeps the cap from detaching. Hallmarks: James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield 1912. 3 3/8" W., 5 5/8" H.
Enameled and silvered mechanical tongs. Sky blue enamel has an engine-turned pattern beneath. Used for ice or olives, when impressed, plunger-form mechanism opens bottom claws for grasping. Nice quality and design. Made in Norway circa 1930's. 9 1/4" L.
Whimsical cocktail picks, each in the form of a whisky bottle, complete with label. Picks rest within a stand that lifts from a cocktail- shaker-form holder. A penguin finial completes the design. The set-of-eight picks was made in Germany circa 1940's. 4 1/2" H.
Pail-form ice cooler has a pivoting bale handle. The Art Deco design is adorned with banded detail. The cooler retains its original decoratively pieced ice drainer. Made by Elkington in Birmingham circa 1930. 5 3/4" W., 4 7/8" H., 7 1/2" H. to handle
Among the most whimsical of figural cocktail accessories! This vermouth dropper made by Cartier is in the form of a miniature watering can. Sterling silver and pictured in 'The Cocktail Shaker' by Khachadourian, page 88. Circa 1940's. Dimensions: 3" H, 4 1/4" W.
Whimsical cocktail-picks stand in the form of a wooden bar. The bar, with its chromium-mounted top counter, is a stand for six figural picks. Five picks are designed as different liquor bottles and one is a cocktail shaker. A very uncommon example with its red-stained wooden bar and rolling wheels. Made by the Harris Dunn Corp. of New York circa 1930's. 4 3/4" W., 4 1/2" H.
Lovely and whimsical cocktail picks set. A stand with a heart applique holds a set-of-eight arrow cocktail picks. Each arrow is fashioned with feather detail upon its end. A black lucite base supports the holder. Fine example for the collector of unusual cocktail accessories. Made in France circa 1940's. 1 1/4" Sq., 3" H.
Each sterling silver "cock"-tail pick has a detailed rooster as its finial. The picks have a hook behind the mount to allow the pick to rest upon the edge of a glass as it holds an olive or cherry. Each fully hallmarked: Adolph Scott, Birmingham 1931. Fitted in original velvet-lined box. 3 1/4" L. each
A whimsical and unusual red barrel houses four stacking cocktail bar shot glasses. The barrel's top section removes to reveal the jiggers nestled within. Barrel is gilded inside. Made in Germany circa 1940's. 2 1/4" H., 1 1/2" H. each shot
Silvered ice hammer and pick is substantial in weight and balance for function. Nice stylized design with concentric band elements. England circa 1930's. 8 1/4" L.
Mechanical Japanese fine silver Champagne or cocktail swizzle. The lantern- form-mounted swizzle pulls out to reveal prong-like whisks for mixing. The stem retracts to conceal the splayed stirrer. Circa 1950.
Mechanical Japanese fine silver Champagne or cocktail swizzle. The Buddha- form-mounted swizzle pulls out to reveal prong-like whisks for mixing. The stem retracts to conceal the splayed stirrer. Circa 1950.
Mechanical Japanese fine silver Champagne or cocktail swizzle. The fan- form-mounted swizzle pulls out to reveal prong-like whisks for mixing. The stem retracts to conceal the splayed stirrer. Circa 1950.
Rare example of a Napier cocktail bar spoon with a detailed, cast rooster as its finial. Made by the Napier workshop, known for unusual, collector-calibre cocktail accoutrements. Connecticut circa 1930's. 11 3/4" L.
Very nice Tiffany sterling silver cocktail jigger. The concentrically stepped design serves as measuring increments. First step is 1/2 oz., second is 1 oz., third is 2 oz., and so on. An unusual example from the famous maker. New York, circa 1940's. 1 7/8" H.
Art- Deco-era crystal mixer cut in vertical patterns with a cut band of leaves at the top. Sterling silver mount with elaborate pierced strainer lip made by Watson Co., Attleboro, Massachusetts circa 1930's. (Spoon sold separately) 9" H.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1940 item #1414429 (stock #795)
Classically designed cocktail mixer with gadroon-edge detail. A convenient ice shield, along with a pouring lip, complete the practical design. (Spoon sold separately) Made in England circa 1930's. 5 3/4" H.
Rare example of whisky flask fashioned as a leather-bound book. Realistic-looking detail of pages upon three sides. Top corner pivots off to reveal a pour spout. Embossed with a gilded title, "A Pleasant Surprise," by Dixon. Ideally suited for a writer as well as a collector of fine flasks. Made by James Dixon & Sons of Sheffield, circa 1920's. 7/8" D., 4 1/8" W, 5 1/2" H.
Mini- cocktail- shaker-form holder serves half-shots. The unusual silver-plated example is comprised of the shaker along with six footed, goblet-form shots. Stamped with marks for the David Hollander workshop of Birmingham circa 1930's. 3 3/4" H. shaker, 1 1/8" each shot.
The "Bar Baby" features a corkscrew, bottle opener, funnel and 2-ounce measure all housed in a mini- cocktail-shaker form. Made by Napier in Connecticut circa 1930's. A whimsical and practical bar accessory. 3 3/4" H.
Nice, heavy-quality, silvered, long cocktail spoon. The twist-stem design has a ball finial. England circa 1930's. 11 1/2" L.
Wonderful French cocktail picks stand with an enameled metal, fashionably attired man, in coat, tie and hat. He stands opposite a bar stool in front of a burl wooden bar. A set-of-six cocktail picks, each with a cocktail goblet finial, rest within the top of the bar counter. Undoubtedly by Sudre, the workshop known for unusual figural bar accoutrements. France circa 1930's. 5 1/4" L., 4 7/8" H.
A red-nosed man in a bowler hat enjoys a bottle of wine and baguette. The whimsical chromium figure with enamel accents rests alongside a wooden holder fashioned to look like a brick wall. The holder contains a set-of-eight cherry-top picks. All are upon a macassar-wood base. Made in France circa 1930's. 4 7/8" L., 3 7/8" H. with picks
Each sterling silver "cock"-tail pick has as detailed rooster as its finial. The picks have a hook behind the mount to allow the pick to rest upon the edge of a glass as it holds an olive or cherry. Each fully hallmarked: Adolph Scott, Birmingham 1927. Fitted in original velvet-lined box. 3 1/4" L. each
Made by the Carl M. Cohr silver workshop of Frederica, Denmark, circa 1940's. The sterling silver handle bottle opener has pierced design of pendant grapes and grape leaves. 4 7/8" L.
Wonderful figural cocktail picks set. A chromium horse with rider are jumping a hurdle. Each slotted hurdle holds six Bakelite-top picks. The twelve-picks set stands upon a macassar wood base. France circa 1940's. 2 3/4" W., 6" L., 5 7/8" L. each pick
Tiffany sterling silver 1- and 2-ounce measure cocktail jigger. Incised band a tthe center signifies the measure. A scarce example from this famous maker. New York circa 1950's. 2 1/8" H.
Beautifully presented in their original velvet- and silk-lined case. The set-of-six sterling silver Arts & Crafts tots, or shot glasses, were retailed by the famous Mappin & Webb Goldsmiths & Silversmiths at 2 Queen Victoria St., London. Each loop-handle-form tot is hallmarked: Charles Edwards, London 1905. 2 1/8" W., 1 1/2" H. each
Rare sterling silver "Wet Your Whistle" cocktail jigger. The figural jigger in the form of an actual whistle is fully functional as such when blown! Marked upon its side for both 1- and 2-oz. measure increments. Stamped marks within for the Napier workshop, as well as sterling. Connecticut, circa 1930's. A very fine accoutrement for collectors of the finest. Napier is known among collectors for creating some of the most highly sought bar accessories, including the famous, original Penguin cocktail shaker. 4" L.
Very scarce example of the dancing, enameled pink elephants jigger. All but a very small part of enamel is intact. These are rarely found with any enamel left on them. Each is upon its own section, marking 1, 2, or 3 ounce increments. Made by Gorham in Rhode Island circa 1940's. 3" H.
A very scarce cocktail bar spoon from the Reed & Barton workshop. The long spoon, with its twisted stem, has a detailed, cast pineapple finial. Made in Massachusetts circa 1950's. 12 1/2" L.
Simply charming cocktail bar spoon mounted with a detailed, cast Father Christmas, or Santa. The whimsical, bearded figure carries a toy-filled sack. Nice, heavy quality, silvered spoon has a twist long stem. Made by Reed & Barton in Massachusetts circa 1950's. 11" L.
Textured brown leather covers the English silvered whisky flask. A convenient drinking cup is gilded within. Top cap has a bayonet-style mount and turns to lock into place. Made by James Dixon & Sons of Sheffield circa 1910. 3 1/4" W., 5 1/4" H.
Art Deco condiment bowl for cherries or olives has a set-of-six cocktail picks that suspend from its side. A nice example with its red Bakelite-mounted column as well as Bakelite picks. England circa 1930's. 4 1/4" W., 4 1/4" H.
Most unusual example for the collector of golf cocktail items. A set-of-six picks, including five golf clubs and a golf- ball-mounted stick suspend from their chromium stand. A rabbit sits upon the stand's handle. Quite whimsical! European circa 1940's. 4 1/2" H.
Whimsical cocktail or Champagne whisks rest on their own stand. These unusual mini-whisks were fashionable in the Art Deco era for mixing a cocktail or stirring up the bubbles in Champagne. Made in Germany circa 1925 by the well-known firm of WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik). 5" L. each; 9" H. stand