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
Bold Art Deco design. A black octagonal-form base supports a green octagonal-form Bakelite column holder. A set-of-twelve complementing green Bakelite olive finial picks are within. Made in France circa 1930's. 3 3/4" H.
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
Figural "Bucket Full" jigger with pivoting bale handle has markings for up to 4 oz. of liquid measure. Incised bandings and a pouring lip complete the whimsical design. Made by Napier in Connecticut circa 1930's. 2 1/2" H., 4 3/4" H. to handle
Whimsical silver jigger with enamel stoplights to direct you. Green-Go, Yellow-Caution, Red-Stop. Made in Rhode Island by the Alvin Silver Co. circa 1960's. 2 1/2" H.
A spirited Art Deco cocktail picks set with a painted metal saxophone player. The figure, with his red hat and bow tie, holds a brass painted sax as he faces a holder with six red-top-mounted cocktail picks. All are mounted on a macassar wood base. The narrative set was most likely made by Sudre, known for unusual figural cocktail accoutrements. France circa 1930's. 5 1/8" L., 4 1/4" H.
Fine set-of-six sterling silver tots, or shot glasses. The Arts & Crafts tyg tri-handle-form shots are each fully hallmarked: James Wakely & Frank Clarke Wheeler, London 1910. Beautifully presented in original fitted lush burgundy velvet- and satin-lined case. 2" H., 1 3/8" W., 2" W. to handles each
Wonderful sterling silver cock-tail goblets. Each of these rare-to-find examples has a fully cast, figural rooster as its stem. The set-of-four bears marks for the Reed & Barton Silver Co. of Massachusetts, circa 1950. 4 3/4" H., 3" W.
Hand-chased, silver overlay decanter with a tall, complementing, pinched stopper. The elegant form, with its elongated neck, is extensively overlaid with large, robust Art Nouveau flowers and interlacing vines. An elaborate cartouche with monogram is marked 1881-1906. Made by the Alvin silver workshop of Rhode Island circa 1900. 12 1/8" H.
Silver overlay water pitcher is an ideal size for cocktail bar function. The hand-chased silver overlay is an Art Nouveau design with large flowers along with vines and a vacant shield. Made by the Alvin silver workshop of Rhode Island, circa 1900. 6" H., 6" W.
Fine quality, heavy sterling silver double "cock"-tail jigger. Both jiggers have a detailed, hand-engraved rooster, or cockerel. Made by the highly collected Sanborn's silver workshop circa 1960. The well-known studio was founded by Frank and Walter Sanborn in Mexico City circa 1903. 3 7/8" 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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.