Art- Deco-era ice cooler, with its lobed-form bottom, has half-moon scoop handles. Engine-turned bandings about the circumference complete the unusual form. France circa 1925. 4 5/8" H., 6" W. to handles
Very fine quality sterling silver and crystal ice cooler made by the well-known Mappin & Webb. Crystal is cut into nine panels with curving fan patterns. Top is mounted with a silver frame along with notched and curving Art Deco handles. Complete with its original silver ice drainer to allow water to settle beneath the ice cubes. Hallmarks upon both drainer as well as top mount: Mappin & Webb, Sheffield 1937. 4 3/8" H., 7 1/2" W. to handles
Bronze bottle opener mounted with a cast figural swan. The form is a fine example made by Richard Rohac (1906-1956) in Austria circa 1950. Rohac trained with Hagenauer prior to establishing his own metal workshop in 1932. He was well-known for creating stylized, Modernist figures of animals as well as other decorative sculpture. Signed beneath with the artist's backward/forward double "R" mark. 1 3/4" H., 3" L.
Unusual set-of-six cocktail picks, each mounted with an actual sixpence silver coin. The coins each have a profile of King George V upon the front. Two dated 1921 and two dated 1922 have a rampant lion on reverse; one dated 1928 and one dated 1929 have oak leaves on reverse. Coins are mounted upon long, twist-stem cocktail picks. Each stamped with 830 silver fineness. 5" L. each pick.
Wonderful cocktail picks stand in the form of a carved windmill. The windmill blade even turns. A set-of-twelve picks with round, carved wood finials rests within a mounted metal holder. Nice, unusually large set of picks to skewer an olive, cherry or hors d'oeuvre. Made in France circa 1930's. 6 1/8" H.
A large set-of-twelve multi-color Bakelite cocktail picks are each supported within their designated slots. The burgundy, green and butterscotch step designs fan out upon the macassar-wood, fan-form holder. A most unusual example of fine French Art Deco. France circa 1930's. 3 1/2" H., 2 1/2" W.; 2 7/8" L. each pick
Scarce-to-find, large, set-of-twelve sterling- silver- and-Bakelite cherry cocktail picks. Each Art- Deco-era pick is fully hallmarked: Deakin & Francis, Birmingham, 1933. Fitted in original, silk- and- velvet-lined case. 3 1/2" L. each pick
Charming antique sterling silver double jigger fully hallmarked: Hilliard & Thomason, Birmingham 1903. Engraved with the McCarthy family coat of arms from the Regal House of Cork: A Dexter arm with hand holding a lizard. An engraved ribbon beneath with motto: Forti et Fideli nil Difficile (To the brave and faithful nothing is impossible). Dimensions : 3 1/8" H.
Set-of-six Swedish Modernist cocktail goblets made by Tesi of Gothenberg, Sweden circa 1940's. Each silvered, footed goblet is supported by a stem incised with three rows of double bands. Patinated recesses enhance the design. 3 3/8" H. each
Sleek Modernist-form tray with flat ends and gently curved sides. Ideal cocktail-tray proportion for serving or display. Made by the well-regarded Wiskemann workshop in Belgium circa 1930's. 13" W., 7 5/8" H.
Rare example of a fine silver and Bakelite cocktail bar spoon. The long, heavy-quality silver spoon has a concentrically stepped butterscotch Bakelite finial. Made in Attleboro, Massachusetts by the Watson Silver Co. circa 1930's. Great example for the collector. 12 3/4" L.
Lovely French Art Deco cordial set. Set-of-six hexagonal-form silvered cordial glasses stand upon their original tray. Tray has high Art Deco geometric forms in relief upon the corners and handles of the angular design. Original fitted silk- and- velvet-lined box. Made in France circa 1930. 5 1/4" W., 9 3/8" L. tray; 1 5/8" H. each cordial
Stacking travel shot cups in their original leather case. The enamel and chromium cups each have a swirl design in black, green and blue. Set-of-five made in Germany circa 1950. 2 1/8" H. each cup, 3 1/4" H. case
Tiffany Vermouth Dropper fashioned as a whimsical miniature oil can. Sterling, circa 1950's. An example is illustrated in "The Cocktail Shaker" by Khachadourian, page 118. 4" H.
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.
Staghorn bottle opener with a sterling silver mount. The opener is polished steel. Made by the John Hasselbring workshop, known for their fine quality wine and drinking accessories. New York circa 1930's. 7 3/4" L.
Scarce example of a sterling silver cocktail spoon made for Georg Jensen U.S.A. in the 1940's. Long, gently curving Modernist design spoon with notch elements upon the handle. Marked "Handwrought" along with workshop marks. These items were sold in Jensen's 5th Ave. store under the direction of Frederick Lunning during the war years when Denmark was unable to export silver. 12 1/4" L.
Sterling silver olive or pickle fork made by the well-regarded designer Gerardo Lopez. The Lopez workshop in Taxco, Mexico made fine quality jewelery and accessories. Modernist ball design upon the two-tine fork, circa 1950's. 5 1/8" L.