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.
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
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.
Very nice quality sterling silver mixer spoon in the Royal Danish pattern. The long spoon with its sculptural finial in this pattern was introduced by the International Silver Co. of Connecticut in 1939. 12 3/8" L.
Lovely British cocktail tray with open sweeping Art Nouveau handles. The round form has applique work beneath the extended handles and is supported by three bun feet. Made by John Collyer in Birmingham circa 1905. 14" W.
Very fine quality julep- cup-form heavy sterling silver Derby jigger. A horseshoe applique is upon the side of the two-ounce jigger, hand-engraved 1952. Relief edging with floral detail on the base completes the design. Made by the well-known Louisville jeweler Brown Waterhouse Kaiser. Marks beneath: Official Kentucky Derby Jigger Sterling, BWK. 2 1/4" H.
Steuben Art Deco-era Martini goblet designed by Frederick Carder circa 1920. The fine example is in Rosaline glass with a twist-stem and foot in Alabaster glass. Carder's original design number 760 for this form is illustrated on page 195 in "The Glass of Frederick Carder." 5 1/2" H.
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
Figural Champagne whisk in the form of a miniature Champagne bottle. The sterling silver whisk pulls out for use. Popular in Europe to stir up bubbles or mixing an individual cocktail. European, circa 1950's. 4 3/4" L. open
Sterling silver cocktail picks with Bakelite cherry tops. Each of the set-of-six suspends from a silver holder. A crystal condiment bowl supports the holder with its spiral finial. Hallmark: Deakin & Francis, Birmingham 1931. 3 1/2" W., 4 1/2" H. overall; 3 1/2" L. each pick
Georg Jensen sterling silver ice tongs in the Acanthus pattern designed by Johan Rohde in 1917. Stamped with Jensen marks for Denmark 1933-'44. Nice spring mechanism. 6" L.
Bold Art Deco decanter with robust red enamel patterns. A section of red enamel is decorated with gold enamel Art Deco florals. Cut designs further enhance the decanter with its complementing red enamel stopper. Made in Czechoslovakia circa 1930's. 10 5/8" H., 4 7/8" W.
Set-of-six sterling silver cocktail swords in their original box. A whimsical idea which Tiffany updated as in the American Civil War they actually made presentation swords which were inscribed and given to officers between 1861 and 1865. This set ideal for skewering your cocktail olive. Circa 1950's. 2 1/2" L. each pick
Miniature cocktail shaker houses a set-of-six Bakelite- cherry-mounted cocktail picks. The picks suspend from their own stand which lifts out of the shaker. Made in England, circa 1930's. 4 1/2" H., 3 1/2" L. each pick
Scarce, hallmarked sterling silver flask funnel. The small funnel, with its fluted stem, was made by Sampson Morden, London 1919. 1 1/8" W., 1 7/8" L.
English silvered whisky flask covered in grained black leather. Attached drinking cup is beautifully hand-chased and gilded within. Desirable discreet size. England circa 1910. 2 1/4" W., 4 1/4" H.
Black- leather-covered whisky flask with a hinged bayonet cap. Silvered convenient drinking cup is gilded within. Made by James Dixon & Sons in Sheffield circa 1910. 2 1/2" W., 4 3/8" H.