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.
Personal-size cocktail shaker for one. The design features a gilded recipe-dial top. A rotating arrow offers cocktail selections such as a Martini, Bronx, Manhattan and so on. Interior is fitted with a side-pour strainer. Made by Napier in Connecticut circa 1930's. 6 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 ***
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French Art Deco cocktail shaker with bevel design upon its central strainer section. The jigger-top cap has a complementing bevel edge along with banded detail. Made in France 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 ***
Whimsical Hagenauer bronze rabbit sculpture, or seal. Stylized, energetic, Modernist form. A fine example for the collector of the best of this famous workshop's animal forms. Signed "Made in Austria" along with workshop marks circa 1928. Photo of a similar example is pictured in "Werkstatte Karl Hagenauer Wien VII," an early catalogue, page 1. 2 3/8" H.
Fine set for the collector of unusal cocktail picks. A silver-plated holder in the form of two plump cherries with stems and leaves is mounted on a macassar ebony wood stand. A set-of-eight complementing cherry-stemmed cocktail picks rest within their designated, slotted holders. Stamped French workshop marks upon the large cherries. France circa 1930's. 3 1/2" L., 5 3/8" H. stand; 3 7/8" L. each pick
Bold and beautiful Art Nouveau wine or beer jug made by the well-known Orivit workshop in Cologne, Germany circa 1904. The tall pewter jug has a finely detailed eagle upon its front. The beak-form front of its hinged cover opens to offer a pouring lip. The wide base has undulating peacock-feather forms in relief. Photo of an example is pictured in "Orivit, Zinn des Jugendstils aus Koln," an early Orivit catalogue, page 100. 13 1/2" H.
Sterling silver 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 ER II, Elizabeth Regina II. Hallmarks: Sheffield 1953, Harry Atkin. 8 1/2" L.
Very fine quality, large Chinese export silver cocktail shaker. Surface is completely hand-hammered. An elaborately hand-chased, undulating dragon wraps about the elegant form as it chases the pearl of wisdom. Marks beneath: LYH for the Lee Yee Hing workshop of Hong Kong, circa 1920. 9 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 ***
Whimsical silver plated stoplight cocktail jigger. Enamel increments upon the side: Green (go), yellow (caution0, red (stop); for 1, 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 ounces. Made by Gorham Silver in Rhode Island circa 1961. 2 1/2" H.
Whimsical figural cocktail picks. A tall, red Bakelite picks holder with banded design stands upon its wooden base. An animated, quacking chromium duck faces the set-of-six Bakelite cherry picks that rest within the holder. Made in France circa 1940's. 1 3/8" W., 4 1/4" L.; 3 1/8" L. each pick
Art Nouveau sterling silver frame has curving sides along with an undulating, curved top. Pendant floral bouquets and vines are in relief upon its borders. Hallmarks: Boots Pure Drug Co.; Birmingham 1909. 6" W., 7 7/8" H.; 3 1/2" W., 5 1/4" H. photo
Large Hawkes crystal cocktail mixer with an unusual, vertically paneled wave pattern. A finely hand-cut rooster or cockerel is upon its side. Intricate cutting shows feather detail. Sterling silver mount has a pouring lip and ice shield. Complete with its original sterling mixing spoon. New York circa 1930's. 9 1/2" H., 11 1/4" L. spoon. *** 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 ***
Beautifully stylized Danish sterling silver cocktail bar spoon. The heavy silver spoon has a looped handle with an applied pendant grape cluster. Very fine quality. Made in Denmark circa 1950 by the C.C. Hermann workshop of Copenhagen. 11 1/4" L.
Combination one- and two-ounce Modernist sterling 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 blossom motif. Pictured in "Jensen Silver, the American Designs, page 125. 3 1/2" H.
Whimsical cocktail-picks stand in the form of a wooden bar with crocodile-texture covering. The bar, with its chromium-mounted top counter, is a stand for six figural picks. Five picks are designed as different liquor bottles and one is a cocktail shaker. Made by the Harris Dunn Corp. in New York circa 1930's. 5" W., 4 1/2" H.
Stunning Art Nouveau silver beaker is finely engraved with rambling flowers and vines. Two butterflies among the foliates complete the elegant form. Hallmarks include Minerva head for the first French standard of 950 Fine Silver; maker Claude Doutre Rousse, Paris circa 1895. 3 1/8" H., 2 5/8" W.
Art Deco figural cocktail jigger fashioned as a top hat. The two-ounce chromium jigger was made by the Chase Co. in Connecticut circa 1930's. Firm's centaur mark beneath. 1 3/4" H., 2 5/8" W.
Stunning bold Doulton Lambeth stoneware vase decorated with pink dogwood flowers within three sections. Rambling Art Nouveau leaves glazed in greens surround the florals. All are against a mottled celadon ground. The applied foot, as well as the top rim, have a mocha glaze with blue highlights inside the neck. Impressed marks beneath for the highly regarded artist, Eliza Simmance, known for winning awards at international exhibitions. Incised assistant decorator marks along with date letter "G" for 1906. 12" H.
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 has a bayonet hinge and pivots to lock into place. Hallmarks: James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield 1897. 3 1/4" W., 5 1/8" H.
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British cocktail shaker, classic in design with an added surprise element. The top removes to reveal an internal citrus reamer. Invert and extract the essence of your favorite citrus for a perfect cocktail. Made by James Dixon, Sheffield, circa 1930's. 7 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 ***
Lovely sterling silver Art Nouveau photo frame. An Alphonse- Mucha-inspired maiden is in relief upon the undulating form. Rambling flowers and vines, along with a butterfly, adorn the romanticized design. Hallmarks: R.U. & Co., Birmingham 1907. 5 3/4" W., 6 5/8" H., 3 3/4" diameter photo.
Richly decorated Emaux de Longwy pottery in vibrant, robust florals. The large jardiniere has a glazed blue ground with cloisonné-inspired floral-form enamels in rose tones, green, plum and yellow. Workshop marks beneath; France circa 1940's. 7 3/8" H., 9 1/4" W.
Lovely classic form Emaux de Longwy pottery jardiniere with a cream crackle glaze. Alternating decorated panels have stylized overlapping bold Art Deco florals and fruit forms in green, blues, yellow and orange. Workshop marks beneath; France circa 1930's. 7 1/4" H., 6 3/4" W.
Art Deco pottery group of a nymph and faun from the Marcel Guillard (1896-1932) ceramic workshop. Sculpted by G. Debloize. The draped nymph and resting faun have a cream crackle glaze and rest upon a mottled gray base. Artist and ceramist marks are impressed beneath the pottery base. France circa 1925. 11 1/4" H., 10" W.
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Bold form with notched architectural elements in relief about the circumference. Interior features a wafer-form strainer which lifts out for convenience. A ball finial completes the top cap. Denmark circa 1930s. 8 3/4" 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.***