Footed, globular-form cut decanter with honeycomb-cut neck. A multi-facet cut stopper completes the elegant design. England, circa 1890. 12" H.
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.
Combination one- and two-ounce Danish-influence Modernist sterling silver cocktail bar jigger. The openwork, stylized floral-form is a distinct Alphonse La Paglia influence. The well-known designer created designs for Georg Jensen U.S.A. Made by the Baldwin & Miller silver workshop of Newark, N.J. circa 1950. 3 5/8" 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.
Lovely English cocktail picks stand. A set-of-six Bakelite- cherry-mounted picks suspend from their designated slots. The stand, with a central column, is supported by a rounded foot. An ornate cast finial completes the design. Made by Roberts & Dore of Sheffield and London, circa 1925. 5 1/4" H., 3" L. each pick.
Nice quality sterling Tiffany & Co. "Spill Jigger." Raised step-design circumference marks 1- or- 2-ounce measure. Rest upon top of a glass or cocktail shaker. Fill with desired amount of liquid and simply flip, or spill, into awaiting receptacle beneath. Marks: Tiffany & Co.; Sterling. New York circa 1940's. 5 1/2" L.
Lovely silver jigger with a repousse design of interlacing florals. The detailed Art Nouveau jigger was made by the well-known Wilhelm Binder workshop of Schwabisch Gmund, Germany, circa 1900. Gilded within. Firm's marks beneath, along with 800 Fine Silver mark. 2 3/8" H.
Combination one- and two-ounce Modernist sterling silver cocktail jigger designed by Alphonse La Paglia. A native of Italy, La Paglia was commissioned to execute designs to be retailed by Georg Jensen, USA in the 1940's. These were retailed for only a few years when designs were briefly continued by International Silver Co. His creations abruptly halted in 1953 due to his untimely passing. Lovely Modernist ball-and-loop motif. Pictured in "Jensen Silver, the American Designs," page 125. 3 5/8" H.
Set-of-six sterling silver "cock"-tail picks. Each pick has a detailed rooster as its finial. Fitted in original lined box. Hallmarks: Adolph Scott, Birmingham, 1927. 3 1/8" L. each pick
Whimsical Art Deco cocktail picks stand in the form of a bar. A pin-up-style figure of a woman perched upon a bar stool stands in front of a curving macassar ebony wood bar with its metal railing. Six amber-color goblet-form picks (one with loss to top edge) rest within. A stand alongside the bar holds four star-form muddler stirrers. Stamped Made in France, likely designed by Sudre, the workshop known for unusual figural cocktail accoutrements, circa 1940's. 5 1/2" W. stand, 5" H. with muddlers.
Art Deco-era silver cocktail bar spoon. The unusual example, with its twist stem, has a leaf-form stir spoon. Workshop marks for Marius Hammer (1847-1927) of Bergen, Norway, along with 830 fine silver mark; circa 1925. 9" L.
Sterling silver cocktail stirrer in the form of a golf club. The stem shaft has a twist design and its head is enhanced with realistic detail. Marked "handmade"; American circa 1930's. 6 1/4" L.
Wonderful set of drink flag markers. A French chromium sailor stands beside a flagpole with 12 painted, 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 macassar-wood base supports the set. France circa 1930s. 10" H., 5" W.
A rare find. Set-of-six sword cocktail picks are each silver gilt and created to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the Sword of Mercy design which was one of the three ceremonial swords used in the coronation ceremony, the other two being the Sword of Spiritual Justice and the Sword of Temporal Justice. The design symbolizes the transfer of the kingdom into the care of the Queen. Picks are fitted in their original silk- and red velvet-lined case. Hallmarks: Adie Bros., Birmingham 1952, along with the coronation mark. 3 5/8" 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.
Unusual example of a Bakelite dice-form cocktail picks set. Large Bakelite dice holder is dark green, almost black in color. It rests upon a macassar ebony wood stand. A set-of-six white, non-Bakelite, dice-mounted picks rest within the holder. France circa 1930's. 3 5/8" H.
Whimsical set-of-six 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 1930's by the well-known firm of WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik). 4" L. each whisk; 5 3/4" H. stand
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.
Lovely quality silvered ice cooler with a swivel bale handle and incised, banded detail. Retains its original decoratively pierced ice drainer. A pair of ice tongs suspend from the handle. Made by the Mappin & Webb workshop of London and Sheffield circa 1930's. 6 3/8" W., 5 1/8" H., 8" H. to handle; 5" L. tongs
Lovely, quality, handsome crocodile-wrapped sterling silver whisky flask. Silver drinking cup removes for convenience and is gilded within. Bayonet-design, hinge-top cap. Hallmarks: Frederick Asman & Co., Sheffield 1919. 4 1/2" H., 2 1/2" W.
Royal Danish design silver was introduced by the International Silver Co. of Connecticut in 1939. This difficult-to-find matching set of bar tools in this pattern includes a bottle opener, corkscrew and jigger. Each has Royal Danish sterling mounts.
Nice quality and design. Silver-plated mechanical ice tongs with rich cobalt enamel top for ice or olives. Made in Norway by Aksel Holmsen circa 1930's. When impressed, plunger-form mechanism opens bottom claws for grasping. 8" L.
Sterling silver tyg tri-handle-form shot glass. The traditional English design is fully hallmarked: Adie Bros.; Birmingham 1926. 1 3/4" H., 1 1/2" W., 1 3/4" W.
Fine set for the collector of unusal cocktail picks. A silver-plated holder in the form of two plump cherries with stems and leaves is mounted on a macassar ebony wood stand. A set-of-eight complementing cherry-stemmed cocktail picks rest within their designated, slotted holders. Stamped French workshop marks upon the large cherries. France circa 1930's. 3 1/2" L., 5 3/8" H. stand; 3 7/8" L. each pick
Whimsical silver plated stoplight cocktail jigger. Enamel increments upon the side: Green (go), yellow (caution0, red (stop); for 1, 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 ounces. Made by Gorham Silver in Rhode Island circa 1961. 2 1/2" H.
Whimsical figural cocktail picks. A tall, red Bakelite picks holder with banded design stands upon its wooden base. An animated, quacking chromium duck faces the set-of-six Bakelite cherry picks that rest within the holder. Made in France circa 1940's. 1 3/8" W., 4 1/4" L.; 3 1/8" L. each pick
Beautifully stylized Danish sterling silver cocktail bar spoon. The heavy silver spoon has a looped handle with an applied pendant grape cluster. Very fine quality. Made in Denmark circa 1950 by the C.C. Hermann workshop of Copenhagen. 11 1/4" L.
Combination one- and two-ounce Modernist sterling cocktail jigger designed by Alphonse La Paglia. A native of Italy, La Paglia was commissioned to execute designs to be retailed by Georg Jensen, USA, in the 1940's. These were retailed for only a few years when designs were briefly continued by International Silver Co. His creations abruptly halted in 1953 due to his untimely passing. Lovely Modernist blossom motif. Pictured in "Jensen Silver, the American Designs, page 125. 3 1/2" H.
Whimsical cocktail-picks stand in the form of a wooden bar with crocodile-texture covering. 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. Made by the Harris Dunn Corp. in New York circa 1930's. 5" W., 4 1/2" H.
Stunning Art Nouveau silver beaker is finely engraved with rambling flowers and vines. Two butterflies among the foliates complete the elegant form. Hallmarks include Minerva head for the first French standard of 950 Fine Silver; maker Claude Doutre Rousse, Paris circa 1895. 3 1/8" H., 2 5/8" W.
Art Deco figural cocktail jigger fashioned as a top hat. The two-ounce chromium jigger was made by the Chase Co. in Connecticut circa 1930's. Firm's centaur mark beneath. 1 3/4" H., 2 5/8" W.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.