Bold magnifier has a naturally textured staghorn handle for a comfortable grip. Sterling silver end mount with its foliate-and-ribbon design is hallmarked: Henry Howson, Sheffield 1895. 4" W., 10 1/2" L.
Antique sterling silver Edwardian whistle. The fully functional whistle is mounted with a chatelaine ring. Hallmarked: William Oliver, Birmingham 1909. 2" L. with ring
Lovely sterling silver Art Nouveau photo frame. The scenic dome top has a reclining maiden gazing into her upheld hand mirror. Fluidly curving sides are adorned with Art Nouveau foliates. Wooden easel back. Hallmarks: A. Bromet, Birmingham 1906. 6 3/8" W., 8 3/4" H.; 3 1/2" W., 5 1/8" H. photo
A whimsical, figural cocktail stirrer in the form of a golf club. Made by the Alvin Corporation, which was acquired by Gorham in 1928. Silver-plated and made in Rhode Island circa 1930. 8 1/2" L.
Stunning Art Nouveau pendant from the Charles Horner workshop. A stylized, elongated foliate is richly enameled in blues, aqua and green tones. An additional pendant drop in royal blue enamel completes the design. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1909. 1 7/8" L.
Stunning example from the well-regarded Orivit workshop of Cologne, Germany, circa 1904. The pewter framework, with its reticulated, undulating vines, has robust Jugendstil handles and rests upon its contrasting stained wood bottom. Pictured in the book entitled "Orivit," page 131. 12 1/2" W., 19 1/4" L.
Extraordinary Art Nouveau large double photo frame made by the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1900. A central, romanticized maiden upholds sweeping flowers upon vines on the rectangular form. Jugendstil designs in relief further enhance the borders of the frame that accommodates two photos. Illustrated on page 305 in the well-known WMF 1906 catalogue published by the Antiques Collectors Club. Signed beneath with workshop marks. 12 1/4" W., 10 1/2" H.; 3 3/8" H., 3 1/2" W. each photo
Mini cocktail shaker form holder with red Bakelite-mounted picks within. Picks rest upon their own stand that lifts out. Holder is also a jigger marked with 1- and 1 1/2-oz. measure increments. A removable pour spout inverts for function as a funnel! Made in England circa 1930's. 4 3/4" H.
Handsome antique crocodile-wrapped whisky flask. Fitted with a removable silvered drinking cup, gilded within. Made in Sheffield circa 1910 by James Dixon & Sons. 3 3/4" W., 6 1/8" H.
A WMF Art Nouveau sweetmeat stand designed by the influential sculptor/designer Albert Mayer for the well-known German firm, WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik). Mayer was appointed head of the Art Studio in 1894 and specialized in designs which depicted beautiful maidens and nymphs with flowing hair, etc. Illustrated in The Art Nouveau Domestic Metalwork Catalog 1906. Bears WMF mark underneath. Germany circa 1900. 9" H., 14" L., 5 1/2" W.
A rare-to-find example of a Cartier sterling silver bucket-design cocktail jigger. The pail-form, with its pivot handle, has increments for a 1- and 2-ounce measure. A pouring lip completes the whimsical design; circa 1940's. 2 1/4" H., 3 1/2" to handle
Danish influence America sterling silver candle snuffer. The bell-form snuffer, with its long, flattened handle, has a blossom design at its end. Made by the Webster Silver Co. of Connecticut circa 1940's. 7 3/4" L.
Fine pair of Modernist candlesticks designed by Alphonse La Paglia. La Paglia created designs for Georg Jensen USA. Upon closing of the Jensen USA store, the designs were continued by the International Silver Co. of Meriden, Connecticut until his untimely death in 1953. Marks: La Paglia Designed, International Sterling. Illustrated on page 113 in "Jensen Silver, the American Designs." 1" H., 3 5/8" W.
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This is the highly sought gilded version of the Recipe or "Tells-U-How" cocktail shaker made by Napier. Outer sleeve revolves to reveal drink recipes in windows. Design for this form was patented by Le Roy Fontan for Napier in 1935. An example illustrated in "The Cocktail Shaker" by Khachadourian, page 97. Dimensions: 11" H. ***Long established a a leading specialist in finest quality Art Deco era cocktail shakers - from classic to figural forms - Over 75 examples in our stock at all times - Many not listed on our site.***
Rare snuff box is in a diamond shape. The unusual sterling silver design is curved beneath to allow comfort within a pocket. Hand-chased foliates upon its hinged top along with a vacant cartouche. Hallmarks: John Rose, Birmingham 1907. 1 5/8" W., 2 1/4" L.
Elegant Art Nouveau enameled pendant from the Charles Horner workshop. Curving openwork sterling silver design has four cascading florettes. Central enamel work is in rich royal blues to iridescent aqua and greens. A complementing triangular enamel suspension drops beneath the foliates. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1909. 1 5/8" L.
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Beautifully styled mid-century Danish Modernist cocktail shaker. Mid-strainer section as well as jigger cap have a stepped design. A dolphin-form finial upon the top completes the design. Made in Copenhagen by the Dansk Forsolvnings Anstalt workshop (DFA) circa 1960. 9 1/2" H.
Art Deco bowl designed by the well-known New Zealand designer, Keith Murray. The stepped, footed bowl with geometric border, in Murray's signature, architectural form, was made by Mappin & Webb circa 1932. Murray created designs for Mappin & Webb as well as Wedgwood and others in the Art Deco era. Ideal size for olives and cherries at the bar. Firm's marks beneath. 1 3/4" H., 4 3/4" 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 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.
Antique sterling silver whistle with a ribbed pattern. The Victorian-era example, with its chatelaine ring, is fully functioning. Hallmarks: Francis Webb, Birmingham 1894. 1 7/8" L.
Lovely tray made by the well-regarded Argentor workshop of Vienna circa 1900. The silvered high Art Nouveau borders are reticulated with rambling florals and vines. The footed, rounded form has a decorated, etched glass surface to complete the design. Signed beneath. Argentor was located in Wimbergerstrasse and was founded by Ernst Russ and Adolf Wilhelm Hetzel.
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Classic design cocktail shaker is enhanced with incised, banded detail. The British design, with its rolled edge jigger cap and strainer section, was made in England circa 1930's. 8" H.
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A concentrically stepped Art Deco jigger top cap crowns the top of the elegant cocktail shaker. Complementing incised bandings are upon the mid-strainer section. Made by the Elkington workshop in Birmingham circa 1930. 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.
Oval marquis-form snuff box with enamel top. Green enamel is over a waving, radiating engine-turned pattern. Gilded interior. Hallmarks: Mappin & Webb, Birmingham 1912. 5/8" H., 1 1/4" W., 2 1/9" L.
Art Deco, geometrically stylized Ric & Rac terrier salt cellars. Based upon cartoon canines by illustrator Paul Abraham (1898-1933), known as Pol Rab, Ric was a Scottish Terrier and Rac, a Wire-Hair Terrier. Each stunningly whimsical dog faces its bowl-form salt cellar with Baccarat crystal liner. Made by Christofle in France circa 1931. Firm's marks beneath each. 3 1/4" L., 2 1/4" H. seated; 3 1/2" L., 2" H. standing
Sterling silver candle snuffer with a distinct Danish influence. Its handle has a curving blossom-form mount. The snuffer is designed to pivot for practical function. Made by the Webster Silver Co. of Connecticut circa 1940's. 8 3/4" L.
Sterling silver Art Deco concentrically stepped design condiments consisting of a salt cellar, pepperette and mustard pot with their cobalt crystal liners. Each hallmarked: Adie Bros., Birmingham 1934. Two English silver spoons. 1 1/4" H. salt, 1 3/4" H. mustard, 2 5/8" pepperette
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.
Lovely Art Nouveau letters or stationery box has its original fitted wooden interior. Extensive Art Nouveau whiplash, foliates and scenic designs are in relief on the silvered, hinged-top form. Made in England circa 1900. 3 1/2" D., 9" L. 5 3/4" H.
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Steuben Cluthra vase in amethyst. Nice example with a gradation of color as well as radiating bubbles. Amethyst becomes more intense at edge of bubbles. Frederick Carder's classic form number 2683 as illustrated in "The Glass of Frederick Carder," page 268. Signed beneath with Steuben Fleur-de-lis mark. Circa 1920's. 10 1/2" H., 9" W.
Lovely Art- Deco-design vesta, or matchbook case, with a radiating, sun-wave pattern upon both sides. The hinged case has a button that impresses to allow opening. These cases are now popular as travel photo holders. Hallmarks: John Henry Wynn, Birmingham 1925. 1 3/4" W., 2 3/8" L.
Extraordinary Art Nouveau design. A scarce example of a bat-form pendant from the famous Charles Horner workshop in sterling and enamel. A detailed pattern in the silver wings and body is seen beneath the enamel work. Cobalt blue, along with lustrous turquoise and aqua greens, define the design. Further enamel is found upon a rising triangular form above the pendant as well as on a complementing suspension. A similar example is pictured in "Charles Horner of Halifax," page 94. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1909. 2 1/2" L. with suspended enamels.
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
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1940 item #1416502 (stock #801)
From WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop, a tall, classic-form cocktail shaker, completely embellished with a hammered surface. Nice quality. Made in Germany circa 1930's. 8 1/2" H. ***Long established a a leading specialist in finest quality Art Deco era cocktail shakers - from classic to figural forms - Over 75 examples in our stock at all times - Many not listed on our site.***
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.