Square macassar-wood base has a tall, squared, chromium holder with two red Bakelite cherries beside it. A set-of-eight cherry-top cocktail picks rest within the holder. France circa 1930's. 3 1/4" H. overall.
A rectangular black base supports an open, geometric, chromium, slotted holder. A set-of-six red Bakelite cherry cocktail picks suspend from its top. Made in France circa 1930's. 4" H. overall
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.
Unusual sterling silver Art Deco example from the Lebkeucher silver workshop of New Jersey. One end is a lobed, step form with designated increments for a 1/2- or 1-oz. measure. Invert to use larger measure marked for 2 oz. Stamped Lebkeucher mark circa 1930's. 3 3/4" H.
Whimsical dice-form holder in root beer Bakelite. Set-of-eight multi-color Bakelite dice-mounted cocktail picks rest within. France circa 1930's. 1 7/8" square holder; 3 3/8" L. each pick
Rare example of a cylindrical-form cocktail jigger, made by the Webster Silver Company of Massachusetts, circa 1930's. The stepped design is apportioned into four engraved segments, from 1/2 ounce through 2 ounces. 2 3/4" H.
Whimsical set of sterling silver golf cocktail picks. Fashioned as a leather golf bag, the silver holder contains a set of five golf- club-form picks. All are fully hallmarked: J.J. Nowill, Birmingham 1927. Wonderful example for the collector. 3 1/4" L. each pick; 3" H. overall
Extraordinary! Most unusual set-of-three tankard- or mug-form cocktail bar jiggers resting within their own wooden stand holder. The jiggers are designated 1-, 1 1/2- and 2-oz. Made in England circa 1930's. 3 1/4" W., 8 3/8" L. stand; 1 7/8" H. tallest jigger
Whimsical and unusual! A silvered barrel houses four stacking cocktail bar shot glasses. The barrel's top section removes to reveal the jiggers nestled inside. Made in Germany, U.S. zone, circa 1945. 2 1/8" H., 1 5/8" H. each shot
Extraordinary set of cocktail jiggers. Each with an applied hand displaying one or two fingers, for one or two ounces. Made by the well-known James Dixon & Sons workshop in Sheffield. Since the 19th century, Dixon was known for creating fine quality cocktail and drinks accessories, including flasks, shakers and measures. Circa 1950's. 2 5/8" H. and 3" H. consecutively
Fine set-of-six sterling silver shot glasses. The Arts & Crafts two-handle trophy- cup-form shots are each fully hallmarked: Finnigans Ltd., London 1904. The famous silver workshop retailed their wares in Manchester and London and rivaled Asprey at turn-of-the-century in England. Beautifully presented in original fitted, satin- and velvet-lined case. 1 3/4" H., 2 1/2" W. each
Very nice Tiffany sterling silver cocktail jigger. The concentrically stepped design serves as measuring increments. First step is 1/2 oz., 2nd is 1 oz., 3rd is 2 oz., and so on. An unusual example from the famous maker. New York circa 1940's. 1 7/8" H.
Nice quality heavy sterling silver scissor-form ice tongs. Ideal design for practical function as easy-grip design picks up any size ice cubes. Made by the Lebkeucher Silver Co. in New Jersey circa 1930. 7 3/8" L.
Set of three gun- shell-form cocktail jiggers, each engraved: "Big Shot" (2-oz.); "Just A Shot" (1 /1/2-oz.); and, "Little Shot" (1-oz.). Each silvered jigger is gilded upon the bottom as well as within. Made in Italy circa 1930's.
Scarce example of a cocktail recipe jigger made by Napier. The bucket-form jigger has detailed recipes with measure increments for both a Martini and a Manhattan. Connecticut circa 1930's. 2 2/3" H.
Bakelite cherry cocktail picks suspend from their own holder. A bowl is beneath to hold olives or cherries! The unusual combination picks stand and bowl is supported by three ball feet. A turned finial completes the design. European circa 1930's. 5" H., 3 1/4" L. each pick
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.
Set-of-six gilded sterling silver "cock"-tail picks. Each pick has a detailed rooster as its finial. Fitted in original lined box. Hallmarks: Walker & Hall, Chester 1940. 2 7/8" L. each
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.
Fine quality silver cocktail spoon made by Carl M. Cohr in Denmark circa 1930's. The highly regarded workshop was founded in Fredericia by the father Ditlev Madsen Cohr. Ball finial rising above a pierced loopwork crown, patinated within. 12" L.
This rare dog's head form jigger, known as the Bar Hound, rests upon its accompanying drinks pourer with original cork. The whimsical jigger is designed to stand upright on the dog's nose and ears, then ready for filling up to the 1- or 2-oz. increments marked on the side. Made in Connecticut by Napier circa 1930's. This American workshop created some of the most unusual collector-caliber cocktail accessories and shakers, including the famous figural penguin. 3" W., 2" H. jigger; 7 1/4" L. pourer
Fine heavy quality crystal ice cooler made by Stromberg. Sterling swivel bale handle signed Aage Weimar. The son of Danish silversmith Evald Nielsen, Weimar began his own workshop in 1937. Cast grape-and-leaf cluster mounts adorn the handle. Denmark circa 1940. 10 3/4" H., 6 1/2" W.
A rare set, both in color as well as motif. Cut, etched and enameled in blue. These enamel Art Deco decanter sets are usually in black or red enamel--blue examples are most unusual to find. The decanter is cut with seven alternating panels with the design of a heart, four-leaf clover, bird, anchor and horseshoe. Stopper cut with a heart and each of six glasses cut with wave and circle design. Beautiful, unique and in good condition. Czechoslovakia, circa 1925. Decanter 7 3/4" H., glasses 2 1/4" H.
Whimsical cocktail bar jigger in the form of a gavel. The double-sided design has increments for 2 oz. on one end, and 1, 2, and 3 oz. on the other. An ideal gift for a lawyer or judge. Made by Napier, Connecticut circa 1930's. 9 1/2" L., 3 1/2" W.
Red enamels in triangular patterns adorn the Art Deco decanter, as well as its stopper and four glasses. Hand-cut geometric designs within the enamel further enhance the striking set. Czechoslovakia circa 1930. 7 3/8" H., 1 3/4" H. each glass
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. Each pick is designed as a different whisky bottle and a cocktail shaker. Made by the Harris Dunn Corp. in New York, circa 1930's. 5" W., 4 1/2" H.
Each sterling silver "cock"-tail pick has a two-sided, detailed rooster, or cockerel, as its finial. Set-of-six are in their original fitted box. Hallmarked: Marson & Jones, Birmingham 1928. 3 1/4" L. each
Set-of-six multi-color enameled and sterling silver rooster, or cockerel "cock"-tail picks. The yellow, green and red enamel work is upon both sides of each rooster. Fitted in original velvet- and silk-lined case. Each fully hallmarked: Adie Bros., Birmingham 1955. 2 7/8" L. each
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.
Lovely Art Deco ice cooler with a Modernist design. Knop handles flank its top. Retains its original ice drainer within. Germany circa 1930's. 4 7/8" H., 6" W. to handles
Sterling silver flask funnel made by the Blackinton silver workshop in Attleboro, Massachusetts circa 1930's. Gilded within. 2" W., 3" L.
Scarce sterling silver flask funnel. Perfect, practical size and proportion. The funnel has a rolled rim, a sign of quality, along with a ring. American circa 1930's. 2 1/2" W., 2 3/8" 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.
Handsome English glass ice cooler is cut as well as acid-etched. The banded design is in the form of a barrel with bale handle. Complete with its own ice drainer. England circa 1910. 5" H., 7 3/4" H. to handle
Most unusual to find classic double jigger in sterling silver by Napier. The well-known Connecticut workshop created unusual cocktail accoutrements, almost always in silver plate. This scare, fine quality example was made in Connecticut circa 1930's. 3 5/8" H.
Fine quality aqua Bristol glasses with cut pillar stems. Additional cutting upon the goblet. A beautiful Victorian-era set, circa 1890. 5 1/4" H. each
Whimsical design! This cocktail recipe "Rolodex" design stand is fashioned as an enameled cocktail shaker. A knob upon the side turns to reveal an array of celluloid cards which flip to offer recipes such as: Silver Streak, Clover Club, Monkey's Gland, Manhattan and so on. Twenty-eight recipes plus "Cocktail Recipes" card. Made in Germany circa 1945. 5 1/2" H.
Rambling leaves and foliates are cut upon the crystal mixer. A sterling silver mount with a pouring lip, as well as an ice shield, complete the design of the elegant form. American circa 1930's. 6 1/2" H.
Frederick Carder-era set-of-four Steuben cocktail glasses in the desirable, twist-stem form. The drinking glass, as well as foot, are in Amber, with stems in Celeste Blue. Carder's original drawing for this design number 7160 as illustrated in "The Glass of Frederick Carder," page 195. 5 3/8" H.
Silver vodka cup engraved with foliate and architectural designs. Assay mark for Anatoly Appollonovich Artsybashev, Moscow 1889. Light gilding within. 2" H.
A tankard-, or stein-form holder houses Bakelite-cherry cocktail picks. The set-of-six picks rests within their own stand which lifts out of the tankard. Nice example for the collector of unusual cocktail picks sets. Made in England circa 1930's. 4 1/2" 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.
Whimsical chromium golf- club-form mixer, or stirrer. Made by the Chase Co. in Connecticut and bears the firm's centaur mark, circa 1930's 7 3/8" L.
Modernist design sterling silver double jigger. The beautiful mid-century form has a wave handle. Nice quality example. Made in Mexico circa 1960. 2 7/8" H.
Bold design. A round butterscotch Bakelite holder stands upon its rectangular black Bakelite base. A set-of-twelve multi-color picks rest within the holder. France circa 1930's. 4 1/4" 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.
Art Deco stand, with its black Bakelite base, holds a set-of-six cocktail picks. Each pick, with its red Bakelite cherry top, suspends from its designated slot. The silvered pick skewers are geometrically squared. France circa 1930's. 1 3/8" D., 5 7/8" L., 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.
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.
Elegant crystal decanters cut with a swirl pattern with rising cut ribbons and garlands. Mounted silver collars with double pouring lips have complementing ribbon-and-garland work in relief. Beautifully cast, tall, figural ostrich stoppers complete the magnificent pair of decanters. Stamped marks upon each for H. J. Wilm, prominent jeweler to the Royal Imperial Court, along with 925 silver mark. The firm was founded in 1870. Made in Berlin circa 1925. 14 1/4" H. each
Whimsical sterling silver jigger in the form of a fireman's pail, engraved "Fire Water." The bucket, with its swiveling bale handle, was made by the Lunt silver workshop of Massachusetts circa 1940's. 2" H., 3" H. to handle.
Fine, heavy quality Swedish decanter. The front has an intricately etched galloping horse. Engraved A1 beneath, as often seen on Orrefors glass. Circa 1960. 8 1/2" H.
Unusual example for the golf collector. A Penfold golf ball mounted to support a 1-oz. and 1 1/2-oz. cocktail jigger. Golf ball is a patented Penfold design with an enamel "clubs" symbol. These golf balls were also offered with diamonds, spades and hearts. A Penfold golf ball was used by James Bond to defeat Goldfinger. Made in England circa 1930's. 4 1/2" H.
Two-part citrus juicer is beautifully designed. The reamer has an elaborately pierced ring that lifts off with its shell- and- leaf-pattern handle. A pouring lip, along with a loop handle, completes the practical, functional design. The silvered juicer was made by Daniel & Arter in Birmingham circa 1925. 2 1/2" H., 6 1/2" W. to handle.
Wonderful Bakelite cherry cocktail picks set for the collector of the unusual. A fire hydrant-form holder houses the set-of-six picks that rest within their own stand. England circa 1930's. 4 3/4" H.
Rare sterling silver cocktail jigger presented to Herbert Hoover. Dedicated: Herbert Hoover from Elise Cobb Wilson, Issoudun, April 16-1919. Hoover, our 31st president, held office during Prohibition 1929-33. Prior to his position in office, he was part of the delegation to the Versailles Peace Conference in 1919. Issoudun was a U.S. flight training facility in France at that time. Elsie Cobb Wilson, an influential, highly regarded interior designer with a studio in Washington, DC, was in Hoover's circle. Made by Towle silversmiths in Massachusetts. 2" H.
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.
Sterling silver cocktail jigger engraved "Only a Thimble-Full." The hammered measure was made by the Webster Silver Co. of Massachusetts, circa 1930's. 1 5/8" H.
Wonderful French Art Deco design. Red half-moon Bakelite holder supports a set-of-eight cherry-mounted picks. Each pick suspends from a slotted chromium rounded holder. Additional cherries adorn the stand's macassar wood base. France circa 1930's. 1 1/2" D., 5 1/8" W.; 3 1/4" L. each pick
Sweet hand-carved Scottie cocktail picks holder with glass eyes. The whimsical seated dog upholds a set-of-twelve cherry-top picks. France circa 1940's. 5 1/4" L., 3 5/8" H.; 3 1/4" L. each pick