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 1904. Beautifully presented in original, fitted, satin- and velvet-lined case bearing retailer stamp for Curtis & Horspool Jewellers of Leicester, by Appointment to H.M. the King. 2" H., 1 3/8" W., 2" W. to handles each
Stunning Vienna Secession silver stand with four pillar columns has four curved-and-rolled supports at its rounded base. A cut-crystal bowl with notched edging, as well as incised banded detail, rises above. A central medallion with button top holds the bowl in place. Pillar form is a distinct Josef Hoffmann influence, as seen in examples executed by Wiener Werkstatte. Impressed 800 Fine Silver marks, along with Vienna assay and maker mark, circa 1905. 7 1/8" H., 8 3/8" W.
Vienna Secession basket designed by architect Hans Ofner (1880-1939) and made in the Argentor workshop in Austria circa 1905. Crystal liner rests within rounded frame displaying gitterwerk elements upon its circumference as well as its open handle. Ofner studied with Josef Hoffmann at the Kunstgewerbescule. He went on to create Vienna Secession interiors along with fine metalwork, furniture and jewelry. An Ofner gitterwerk vase by Argentor is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. 7 1/2" H., 5 1/2" W.
Fine quality silver cocktail spoon made by Carl M. Cohr in Denmark circa 1930's. The highly regarded workshop was founded in Fredericia by the father Ditlev Madsen Cohr. Ball finial rising above a pierced loopwork crown, patinated within. 12" L.
Designed to accommodate two bottles, the elongated, quatrefoil form was made by WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1930's. The cooler is attached to its own stand and has a bale handle for carrying ease. Fine quality and a difficult-to-find size. Firm's marks at base edge. 7" W., 12 1/4" L., 28" H. to handle
Art Deco condiment bowl has a pierced rim to suspend six Bakelite-mounted olive and cherry picks. Five green and one red, each pick has a curled stem. Made in Connecticut by Napier circa 1930's. 3 3/4" H. w/picks, 4 1/4" W.
Art Nouveau silvered pewter letter opener made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1910. A detailed dog's head among Art Nouveau foliates is upon the top of the opener's blade. 8" L.
Jugendstil-design tray with sweeping sides. Reticulated angular handles as well as Secession-influence elements complete the pewter frame surrounding the inset oak bottom. Marks for the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop, circa 1905. Illustrated in the WMF 1906 catalogue, page 181. 8 1/2" W., 15" L.
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
Bronze sword-form letter opener created to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. One side of the hilt depicts floral symbols: thistle, Scotland; shamrock, Ireland; daffodil, Wales; rose, England. The reverse has symbols of the Commonwealth: kiwi, New Zealand; beaver, Canada; kangaroo, Australia; springbok, S. Africa. Has relief insignia ERII, Elizabeth Regina II. Hallmarks: Harry Atkin of Sheffield in 1953. 8 1/2" L.
Stylized Secession florals and blossoms are in relief upon the top as well as sides of the oval snuff box. A vacant oval medallion has delicate beaded edging. Gilded interior. 800 Fine Silver mark along with maker stamp, Germany circa 1905. 1 1/2" W., 2" L. 5/8" H.
A fine example for the collector of Richard Rohac bronze works. Two sculpted bronze giraffes stand side by side upon a swirling base. The unusual dual form was made by Richard Rohac (1906-1956) in Austria circa 1950. The artist 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. 6 3/4" W., 8 1/4" H.
Prohibition-era glass dumbbell cocktail shaker in ruby red. A silvered cap and strainer are mounted upon its top. These highly collected glass dumbbells were created in clear glass as well as a variety of colors. Red is among the most desirable for collectors of these whimsical, figural forms. American circa 1930's. 13" L.
Fine heavy quality crystal ice cooler made by Stromberg. Sterling swivel bale handle signed Aage Weimar. The son of Danish silversmith Evald Nielsen, Weimar began his own workshop in 1937. Cast grape-and-leaf cluster mounts adorn the handle. Denmark circa 1940. 10 3/4" H., 6 1/2" W.
Fashioned in the form of a wooden bucket, the wine, or Champagne, cooler has a banded and paneled pattern. Made by Roberts & Belk of Sheffield circa 1930's for the Hotel Avondale. 10 3/8" H., 7 1/4" W.
Round tray, or salver, with geometric, stepped Art Deco elements upon its raised rim. Four angled, geometric feet support the form, which is ideal cocktail size. England circa 1930. 1 1/2" H., 12 1/2" W.
A rare set, both in color as well as motif. Cut, etched and enameled in blue. These enamel Art Deco decanter sets are usually in black or red enamel--blue examples are most unusual to find. The decanter is cut with seven alternating panels with the design of a heart, four-leaf clover, bird, anchor and horseshoe. Stopper cut with a heart and each of six glasses cut with wave and circle design. Beautiful, unique and in good condition. Czechoslovakia, circa 1925. Decanter 7 3/4" H., glasses 2 1/4" H.
Whimsical cocktail bar jigger in the form of a gavel. The double-sided design has increments for 2 oz. on one end, and 1, 2, and 3 oz. on the other. An ideal gift for a lawyer or judge. Made by Napier, Connecticut circa 1930's. 9 1/2" L., 3 1/2" W.
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Dome-form top is crowned by a rounded, geometric Bakelite finial. Top cap removes to reveal a strainer with an additional corked seal. This tall and sleek, footed cocktail shaker was made in Sweden circa 1930's. 11 1/4" H. *** Long established as a leading specialist in finest quality period 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 ***
"Take A Shot" cocktail bar shot glass set in the form of a silvered bullet with an applied copper band. The bullet top removes to reveal four shot jiggers with gilded interiors. Made in Germany circa 1940's. 3 1/4" H., 1 5/8" shots
Red enamels in triangular patterns adorn the Art Deco decanter, as well as its stopper and four glasses. Hand-cut geometric designs within the enamel further enhance the striking set. Czechoslovakia circa 1930. 7 3/8" H., 1 3/4" H. each glass
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. Each pick is designed as a different whisky bottle and a cocktail shaker. Made by the Harris Dunn Corp. in New York, circa 1930's. 5" W., 4 1/2" H.
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Striking form! The sleek, rounded cocktail shaker, with its dome top cap, has notched, zipper edging upon the strainer section. A scroll-and-ball blossom finial, reminiscent of Georg Jensen style, completes the elegant design. Denmark circa 1930's. 10" H. *** Long established as a leading specialist in finest quality period 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 ***
Each sterling silver "cock"-tail pick has a two-sided, detailed rooster, or cockerel, as its finial. Set-of-six are in their original fitted box. Hallmarked: Marson & Jones, Birmingham 1928. 3 1/4" L. each
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Fine example from the C.G. Hallberg workshop of Stockholm, Sweden, circa 1930's. Footed base supports a rounded, tapering form. Cap has an open, stylized blossom applique finial. Cap removes to reveal an internal wafer strainer with a tall loop handle. Firm's marks beneath. 11 7/8" H. *** Long established as a leading specialist in finest quality period 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 ***
Tudric pewter butter dish designed by the famous Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co. circa 1902-05. The open tri-handle form, with its stylized honesty leaves in relief, has its original Powell glass liner. Impressed marks beneath with model number 0162 Tudric. An example pictured in "Archibald Knox," by Stephen A. Martin, page 208. 5 5/8" W., 1 1/2" H.
Set-of-six multi-color enameled and sterling silver rooster, or cockerel "cock"-tail picks. The yellow, green and red enamel work is upon both sides of each rooster. Fitted in original velvet- and silk-lined case. Each fully hallmarked: Adie Bros., Birmingham 1955. 2 7/8" L. each
Green Jade glass baluster-form vase with applied "M" handles in Alabaster glass. Beautiful classic design by Frederick Carder, circa 1920's. Carder design #8505 as illustrated in "The Glass of Frederick Carder," page 302. 7" W., 10" H.
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Lovely silvered cocktail shaker with a hammered surface. Center strainer section designed to fit within lower section. Made in the workshop of Carl Deffner in Esslingen, Germany circa 1930's. Firm's marks beneath. 8 1/2" H. *** Long established as a leading specialist in finest quality period 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 ***
Made by Henry Wilkinson of Sheffield circa 1910. Brown leather-covered flask has a detachable drinking cup. The cup is hand-chased with detailed foliates and is gilded within. 3 1/4" W., 5 5/8" H.
Impeccable design! The lobed creamer and sugar are distinctly influenced by Josef Hoffmann. They have hand-hammered detail and rest upon their original oval tray with its complementing, hammered, rising border. All pieces have rolled rims, a sign of quality. Each is signed by the Wilkens & Sohne silver workshop of Bremen-Hemelingen, Germany. Each consecutively numbered 7173, 7174 and 7175, along with 830 Fine Silver marks; circa 1929. Examples of Wilkens works are represented in the collection of the Brohan Museum in Berlin. 6 1/4" W., 9 1/8" L. tray; 2 1/8" H. sugar; 2 5/8" H. creamer
Lovely Art Deco ice cooler with a Modernist design. Knop handles flank its top. Retains its original ice drainer within. Germany circa 1930's. 4 7/8" H., 6" W. to handles
Round pottery tray with robust Art Nouveau florals glazed in cobalt blue with two tones of gray upon a white ground. A pierced gallery enhances the surround. Germany circa 1905. 12" W., 1 1/8" H.
Lovely box with pottery inset upon its hinged top. Interlacing high Art Nouveau design glazed in deep blue and gold upon a white ground. Box made of nickel; Germany circa 1905. 2 7/8" H., 4 1/2" W.
Prohibition-era glass dumbbell cocktail shaker in cobalt blue. A silvered cap and strainer are mounted upon its top. These highly collected glass dumbbells were created in clear glass as well as in a variety of colors. Cobalt blue is among the most desirable for collectors of these whimsical, figural forms. American circa 1930s. 12 1/4" L. *** Long established as a leading specialist in finest quality period 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 ***
Most unusual example of a fine Art Nouveau silver card case. Rambling vines along with daffodils in high relief are upon the cover of the case. The case, with its spring mechanism, opens to reveal a beautifully fitted interior of moire silk. Each side has a gusset pocket to hold a card. The form accommodates modern- day-size business cards. Impressed marks for 800 fine silver along with maker stamp: Germany circa 1900. 2 5/8" W., 4" L.