Elaborately carved with alternating panels. Reticluated foliates and stacked log designs are on the six flaps that fan outward to hold letters or notes. Sides are curved to appear as tree bark. Switzerland, early 1900's. 5 1/2" W., 13" H.
Finely cut Victorian centerbowl stand. The tri-form figural stand with three minutely detailed camels supports an elaborately hand-cut crystal bowl. The stand is enhanced with foliates, shells, and draped and chased elements. Made by Horace Woodward (H.W. & Co.) in Birmingham circa 1865. 8 3/8" H., 8 5/8" W.
Exceptional book- form-design, gilded bronze and champleve enamel quadruple photo frame. The book, with detailed sides that appear as pages, opens to reveal stylized apertures for four photos. Elaborate cast, mounted appliques have enamels in tones including turquoise, yellow, white, mauve and black, among scrolling, gilded elements. The book is mounted upon its own bronze easel. France circa 1890. 8 1/2" W., 11 1/4" H. closed, 10 1/4" W. open; 3 1/4" W., 4 3/4" H. each photo
Bold Art Deco design. A black octagonal-form base supports a green octagonal-form Bakelite column holder. A set-of-twelve complementing green Bakelite olive finial picks are within. Made in France circa 1930's. 3 3/4" H.
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
Victorian figural donkey or pack mule condiment stand. The whimsical, detailed silvered form holds original cranberry cut crystal open salt and condiment holders. Made by the Villiers workshop in Sheffield circa 1870. 5" W., 4" H.
Lovely heavy quality sterling silver Edwardian snuff box. The rectangular form with scallop edges is gilded within. Hallmarks: E. J. Trevitt & Sons, Chester 1906. 1 3/8" W., 2" L.
Whimsical English Victorian cigar cutter in the form of a Bollinger Champagne bottle. Made of carved horn with silvered metal mounts that are fashioned as the cork's foil covering. Twist the top of bottle to allow the cheroot cutter to flip out. Stamped registry marks: June 29, 1883. 2 1/8" L.
Irises, along with swirling foliates, are in relief upon the box cover. Sides of the charming pill or trinket box have complementing Art Nouveau florals, all with chased detail. Gilded within. Hallmarks: Charles Dumenil, London, 1902. 1 5/8" W., 1 1/8" H.
Fine Georgian silver box set with a polished, large pillow-form banded caramel agate. The box, with rounded corners, has a deep horizontal relief design upon the sides and is gilded within. The George III box is hallmarked: Matthew Linwood, Birmingham 1811. Well-regarded as a maker of silver boxes, Linwood was born in 1756 and had a silver workshop at Great Charles Street in Birmingham. In 1811 he became guardian of the assay office. 1 3/4" W., 2 1/8" L.
Handsome English flask with crocodile covering. The flask, with its bayonet-style twist-off cap, has a convenient drinking cup attached. England circa 1910. 3 1/8" W., 6" H.
Finely cast gilded bronze tray with detailed, reticulated foliates in high relief. The stunning Art Nouveau form rests upon four cast feet and is signed M. Migneaux; France circa 1900. 7 1/4" W., 8 7/8" L.
Hagenauer patinated brass horse-and-rider bookends in the stylized form for which this Austrian workshop is so well-known. The animated subject, along with a flower, is set upon a scallop-front base. Each stamped "Made in Austria" and pictured in "Werkstatte Karl Hagenauer Wien VII," an early catalogue, page 13. Made circa 1928. 4 7/8" W., 3 3/8" D., 4 7/8" H.
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
A beautifully cast Art Nouveau maiden with flowing hair in the style of Alphonse Mucha forms the handle of the letter opener. The lovely silvered pewter sculptural opener was made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. Illustrated in the firm's 1906 catalog, reprinted by the Antiques Collectors Club, page 270. 8 1/8" L.
Whimsical silver jigger with enamel stoplights to direct you. Green-Go, Yellow-Caution, Red-Stop. Made in Rhode Island by the Alvin Silver Co. circa 1960's. 2 1/2" H.
Individual size cocktail shaker designed for that one perfect cocktail. Cockerel design top also serves as a drinking cup. Interior fitted with a side pour strainer. Made by Napier in Connecticut circa 1930's. Dimensions: 6 1/4" 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.***
Elaborately pierced, hand-chased florals reveal the cobalt crystal liner of the sterling silver mustard pot. The hinged, slotted cover is all silver. Stamped sterling along with maker mark; American circa 1900. 2 3/4" H. Antique English spoon included. 2 3/4" H.