High Art Deco concentrically stepped, footed bowls designed by Keith Murray for Mappin & Webb. The cocktail bowls are ideal for olives, cherries or other condiments. The freelance New Zealand artist created designs for Wedgwood as well in the 1930's. 4 5/8" W., 1 7/8" H. each bowl
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
Each sterling silver "cock"-tail pick has a detailed rooster as its finial. Each fully hallmarked: Walker & Hall, Birmingham, 1928. Set-of-six in original fitted box. 2 7/8" L. each pick
Whimsical cocktail bar jigger in the form of a top hat. The hat is marked Handmade Sterling. A fine example for the collector of unusual jiggers. American circa 1940. 1 3/4" H., 2 3/4" W.
Quality heavy sterling silver sherry label. The elongated, octagonal-form label has incised detail and is fully hallmarked: John Harvey & Sons Ltd., London 1960. The label was sold by the famous sherry company to commemorate the opening of their shop at Bond and White Church, October 3rd, 1960. 1 3/8" H., 1 5/8" L. label without chain
Lovely set-of-six Val St. Lambert wine, or water goblets. The cased glasses are in the famous Belgian workshop's well-known red, or rose color. Each is cut in vertical, elongated ovals, alternating with rising, long-stemmed florettes. Five-sided, tapering stems are geometrically cut. Each of the fine quality, mid-century goblets is 7 3/4" H.
Fine quality twist-stem sterling silver cocktail bar spoon. Nice functional form with paddle stir at one end. Opposite end has pierced spoon with piercing tines for olives or citrus. Made by Black, Starr & Gorham in New York, circa 1940. 11 1/8" L.
A rare example of a sterling silver double jigger that adapts to a functioning funnel. Bottom of the jigger has a peg that fits into the open funnel section to convert the form into a double jigger. American, circa 1940's. 3 7/8" H.; 2 3/8" funnel
Fine in both quality and design. The tall, hand-hammered Chinese export silver shot glass has a detailed, hand-chased dragon applique that wraps about the circumference. A vacant medallion applique further enhances the design. Made by the Wing On silver workshop of Hong Kong circa 1920. 2 1/8" H.
Charming Hagenauer horse bottle stopper. The silvered brass figure is in the stylized Modernist form for which this famous workshop is so well-known. Signed upon the top of the round base with the firm's marks, as well as "Made in Austria"; circa 1930. 2 1/2" H. figure
Nice quality and design. Silver-plated mechanical tongs with royal blue 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 English engine-turned geometric Champagne, or cocktail, swizzle. Push upward from bottom to reveal a multi-purpose swizzle to stir that perfect cocktail, or bubbles in Champagne. A chatelaine ring is upon the end. Hallmarks for Birmingham 1975. 3 1/8" L., 4 7/8" extended
Whimsical barrel-form holder houses four stacking cocktail bar shot glasses. The black enameled barrel has oxidized brass bandings. Top scenic emblem reads: Fort Dearborn, Century of Progress, 1833-Chicago-1933. Chromium shots, as well as barrel, are all marked Germany; circa 1930's. 2 1/4" H.
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. to handles
Modernist cocktail mixer designed by Carl Conrad Braun for the International Silver Co. circa 1940. From a group of designs created by Braun known as the Tropical Line. The designs evoked Scandinavian influence or incorporated tropical forms. Retains its original pineapple-finial- and leaf- paddle-form mixing spoon. An example of this elegant mixer, with stepped base and rounded Modernist lines, was featured in the exhibit "Modernism in American Silver" curated by the Dallas Museum of Art. Pictured in the book associated with the exhibition culled from the museum's permanent collection, page 146. 11" 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.