English bronze door knocker with cold-painted detail in the form of Tom Chrudd, known as Old Boots. This knocker depicts the famous "boot boy" from the 18th-century Unicorn Inn of Ripon in Yorkshire, carrying a boot jack and a pair of slippers. He had a nose and chin so long that he was able to hold a coin between them. He was tipped for his service, upon which he grasped the coin in that fashion. England circa 1890. 4" L.
Stylized bronze dog from the Hagenauer workshop of Vienna, Austria. The striking Modernist form, for which Hagenauer was so well-known, is seated upon an oval base. Signed beneath "Made in Austria" along with workshop marks; circa 1928. 1 3/4" H, 1 3/4" L.
Victorian wine coaster with a reticulated, spiraling floral pattern and beaded detail along with turned wood bottoms. Sheffield circa 1900. 5 1/2" W., 2" H.
Lovely silver jigger with a repousse design of interlacing florals. The detailed Art Nouveau jigger was made by the well-known Wilhelm Binder workshop of Schwabisch Gmund, Germany, circa 1900. Gilded within. Firm's marks beneath, along with 800 Fine Silver mark. 2 3/8" H.
Combination one- and two-ounce Modernist sterling silver cocktail jigger designed by Alphonse La Paglia. A native of Italy, La Paglia was commissioned to execute designs to be retailed by Georg Jensen, USA in the 1940's. These were retailed for only a few years when designs were briefly continued by International Silver Co. His creations abruptly halted in 1953 due to his untimely passing. Lovely Modernist ball-and-loop motif. Pictured in "Jensen Silver, the American Designs," page 125. 3 5/8" H.
Sterling silver dessert, or fruit, set with mother-of-pearl handles. The twelve-piece service for six consists of elegant three-tine forks along with six serrated-end knives. Fitted in original case with its key. Case has retailer and silversmith's label for R. Stewart, Buchanan & Argyle Street in Glasgow. Each piece fully hallmarked: Robert Stewart, London 1919. 6 1/8" L. forks, 7 3/8" L. knives.
Set-of-six sterling silver "cock"-tail picks. Each pick has a detailed rooster as its finial. Fitted in original lined box. Hallmarks: Adolph Scott, Birmingham, 1927. 3 1/8" L. each pick
Whimsical Art Deco cocktail picks stand in the form of a bar. A pin-up-style figure of a woman perched upon a bar stool stands in front of a curving macassar ebony wood bar with its metal railing. Six amber-color goblet-form picks (one with loss to top edge) rest within. A stand alongside the bar holds four star-form muddler stirrers. Stamped Made in France, likely designed by Sudre, the workshop known for unusual figural cocktail accoutrements, circa 1940's. 5 1/2" W. stand, 5" H. with muddlers.
Beautifully hand-chased sterling silver butter knife with a carved mother-of-pearl handle. Ideal for pâté and soft cheeses. Fitted in original silk- and velvet-lined box. Hallmarks: Joseph Gloster, Birmingham 1905. 6" L.
Art Deco-era silver cocktail bar spoon. The unusual example, with its twist stem, has a leaf-form stir spoon. Workshop marks for Marius Hammer (1847-1927) of Bergen, Norway, along with 830 fine silver mark; circa 1925. 9" L.
Sterling silver cocktail stirrer in the form of a golf club. The stem shaft has a twist design and its head is enhanced with realistic detail. Marked "handmade"; American circa 1930's. 6 1/4" L.
Wonderful set of drink flag markers. A French chromium sailor stands beside a flagpole with 12 painted, enameled metal flags. Each flag represents a different country to identify an individual's glass upon serving. Signed Sudre upon the sailor's trousers. The firm is known for highly collected, whimsical, figural cocktail bar accoutrements. A macassar-wood base supports the set. France circa 1930s. 10" H., 5" W.
Lovely Modernist sterling silver bowl. The reticulated blossom design was originally created for Georg Jensen USA by Alphonse La Paglia in the 1940's when they commissioned America designers for silver offered in the Jensen New York shop. This stunning bowl was made by the Durham Silver Co. of New York circa 1950 when Jensen ceased offering the designs. Blossom design is pictured in "Jensen Silver, the American Designs," page 111. 3 3/4" H., 8 3/8" W.
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Classic British Art Deco cocktail shaker enhanced with incised, banded detail. The top cap jigger has a complementing banded design. Made in England circa 1930's. 8 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 ***
Elegant late Georgian-era sterling silver and crystal potpourri box. Hallmarks: Thomas Whitehead, London 1833, along with sovereign head mark for William IV. Heavy silver engined pattern top has an elaborately reticulated and chased scrollwork panel. A medallion with an engraved egret crest is at its center. A fine early box. 1 5/8" H., 2 1/4" W., 3 1/2" L.
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
Lovely set of sterling silver and mother- of pearl-handle butter, or pate knives. Set-of-six in original, fitted silk- and velvet-lined case. James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield, 1924. 5 3/4" L. each
Colorful Art Nouveau pottery butter box. The undulating form, with a bell flower and vines in relief, has an applied naturalistic frond handle. Glazed in minty greens along with burgundy and yellow. Interior is a rose tone. Impressed Austria beneath, circa 1900. 3 1/4" H., 6" W., 8 3/4" L.
Delightful design. A large, root beer Bakelite holder stands upon a rounded black base. A set-of-six complementing ball-finial picks rest within the holder. France circa 1930's. 4" H.
Fine, heavy-quality crystal cocktail shaker cut from cranberry to clear. The shaker, with its deeply cut, alternating vertical and rounded patterns, was made by Wilhelm Wolff of Pforzheim, Germany circa 1930's. 8 1/8" 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 ***
Unusual example of a Bakelite dice-form cocktail picks set. Large Bakelite dice holder is dark green, almost black in color. It rests upon a macassar ebony wood stand. A set-of-six white, non-Bakelite, dice-mounted picks rest within the holder. France circa 1930's. 3 5/8" H.
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Bold Art Deco cocktail shaker is completely engine-turned upon its surface. The turning creates a user-friendly, comfortable grip. Top cap removes to reveal an internal citrus juicer, or reamer, to extract essences of lemon, lime or orange. Very nice example made by S. J. Levi & Co. of Birmingham circa 1930's. 9 3/4" 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 ***
Whimsical set-of-six cocktail or Champagne whisks rest on their own stand. These unusual mini-whisks were fashionable in the Art Deco era for mixing a cocktail or stirring up the bubbles in Champagne. Made in Germany circa 1930's by the well-known firm of WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik). 4" L. each whisk; 5 3/4" H. stand
Rambling hand-chased foliates adorn the blade of the antique sterling silver opener. The silver handle is enameled in minty green. Hallmarks: Henry Hall & John Edward Bingham, Sheffield 1870. 8 3/4" L.
Antique sterling silver letter opener has lush turquoise green enamel upon its handle. Front of its silver blade is hand-chased with scrolling foliates. Hallmarks: Richard Martin & Ebenezer Hall, Sheffield 1902. 9 1/2" L.
Unusual example of an antique sterling silver and enamel letter opener. The hallmarked opener is elaborately hand-chased with foliates, interlacing Celtic designs and a detailed, swimming fish upon both sides. Large silver handle is enameled in amethyst. Hallmarks: Richard Martin & Ebenezer Hall, Sheffield 1873. 8 1/2" L.
Whimsical French Art Deco cocktail picks. A chromium bird gazes upon a row of six cherry-mounted picks which rest within their slotted holder. Painted details highlight the design and all rest upon a macassar-wood base. Made in France circa 1930's. 5" L., 3 3/8" H.
High Art Nouveau bronze letter opener. Beautifully cast, interlacing vines and flowers adorn the elegant opener. An Art Nouveau maiden with cascading hair is upon the top. France circa 1900. 8 3/4" L.
Lovely quality silvered ice cooler with a swivel bale handle and incised, banded detail. Retains its original decoratively pierced ice drainer. A pair of ice tongs suspend from the handle. Made by the Mappin & Webb workshop of London and Sheffield circa 1930's. 6 3/8" W., 5 1/8" H., 8" H. to handle; 5" L. tongs
Chased, large flowerheads adorn the bottom of the bulbous-form silver-overlay vase. Art Nouveau silver leaves and vines travel upward upon the long-neck trumpet form. Stamped marks for the Alvin silver workshop of Rhode Island, circa 1900. 8" H.
Lovely, quality, handsome crocodile-wrapped sterling silver whisky flask. Silver drinking cup removes for convenience and is gilded within. Bayonet-design, hinge-top cap. Hallmarks: Frederick Asman & Co., Sheffield 1919. 4 1/2" H., 2 1/2" W.
Royal Danish design silver was introduced by the International Silver Co. of Connecticut in 1939. This difficult-to-find matching set of bar tools in this pattern includes a bottle opener, corkscrew and jigger. Each has Royal Danish sterling mounts.
Lovely pair of Steuben Frederick Carder-era candlesticks in Pomona Green glass. The tall, baluster-form candlesticks have optic swirl bases with rolled edges. Optic swirl candle cups complete the elegant pair. Frederick Carder's original design number 6270, as illustrated in "The Glass of Frederick Carder," page 165. Acid stamp Steuben marks beneath. Circa 1920's. 10" H.
Lovely candle snuffer from the Einar Dragstad (1887-1967) workshop of Copenhagen. The silvered Modernist snuffer is of a stepped conical form with edging detail. A long twist-stem handle with a rolled end completes the design. Denmark circa 1950's. 8 3/8" L.
Nice quality and design. Silver-plated mechanical ice tongs with rich cobalt 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.
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.