Stunning Secession design. The body of the copper wine or Champagne cooler is hammered. The brass top with its openwork patterns has Secession florette, as well as geometric forms. Energetic flanking brass handles have a central bead element. Made in Germany circa 1905. 9 3/4" H., 11" W.
Modernist cocktail mixer designed by Carl Conrad Braun for the International Silver Co. circa 1940. From a group of designs created by Braun known as the Tropical Line. The designs evoked Scandinavian influence or incorporated tropical forms. Retains its original pineapple-finial- and leaf- paddle-form mixing spoon. An example of this elegant mixer, with stepped base and rounded Modernist lines, was featured in the exhibit "Modernism in American Silver" curated by the Dallas Museum of Art. Pictured in the book associated with the exhibition culled from the museum's permanent collection, page 146. 11" H.
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This streamlined Modernist cocktail shaker with built-in strainer was made by Napier in Connecticut circa 1934. The top cap is designed as a convenient drinking cup. A scarce example from this firm which made some of the most highly sought shakers, including the original Penguin design. 9" 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.***
Fine Art Nouveau silver and enamel brooch with two large, heart-shape foliates in lush blue-to-green enamels. The hearts are surrounded by additional stylized foliates in relief. The firm, founded by Ernest Murrle of Pforzheim and J.B. Bennett of London, was active 1896-1914, creating Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts design jewelry. The works were often sold by Liberty & Co. in London at turn-of-the-century. Signed with the workshop's MBCo logo along with silver mark. Made in Pforzheim circa 1900. 3/4" W., 1 5/8" L., 2 7/8" L. with pin.
Lovely double-end silver egg cup decorated with detailed panels depicting open-winged eagles and florettes. Stamped 1st standard Minerva mark for 950 Fine Silver along with maker mark. France circa 1890. 1 5/8" W., 2" H.
Simply beautiful American Arts & Crafts sterling silver tea strainer. The bold design with its hammered handle has rivet-and-strapwork in relief upon the top. The strainer, with workshop marks for the Frank Whiting Co., is influenced by the Shreve & Co. silver 14th Century Crusader pattern. Massachusetts circa 1910. 2 7/8" W., 5 7/8" L.
Lovely design. Modernist silver bottle opener fashioned with detailed pendant grapes and leaves in relief. Opener segment is steel. Made by the Carl M. Cohr silver workshop of Denmark circa 1960's. Workshop marks as well as 830 Fine Silver stamp. 1 1/2" W., 3 1/2" L.
Lovely old Sheffield plate wine funnel with a gadroon-wave border. The hand-pierced strainer completes the design and detaches for cleaning. Sheffield circa 1830. 3 1/2" W., 5" L.
Very nice quality sterling silver mixer spoon in the Royal Danish pattern. The long spoon with its sculptural finial in this pattern was introduced by the International Silver Co. of Connecticut in 1939. 12 3/8" L.
Tall Art Nouveau wine, or Champagne cooler. The elegant, bold form has open, sweeping handles with Vienna Secession elements. Stylized Jugendstil florals are in relief within a panel about its circumference. The nickel-on-brass cooler was made in Germany circa 1905. 11 1/4" H., 9 1/2" W. to handles
Elegant late Georgian-era sterling silver and crystal potpourri box. Hallmarks: Thomas Diller, London 1835, 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 1/2" H., 1 1/2" W., 5 1/8" L.
Lovely British cocktail tray with open sweeping Art Nouveau handles. The round form has applique work beneath the extended handles and is supported by three bun feet. Made by John Collyer in Birmingham circa 1905. 14" W.
Steuben candlesticks with wide bases in Pomona Green are an optic swirl pattern. The broadly flaring tops are optic ribbed and in Amber glass. A stunning color combination in Frederick Carder's original design number 3581, circa 1920. A drawing for this form is illustrated on page 162 in "The Glass of Frederick Carder," by Gardner. 5 7/8" 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 & Sons, Sheffield, circa 1930. 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.***
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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 1930's. 8 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.***
Very fine quality julep- cup-form heavy sterling silver Derby jigger. A horseshoe applique is upon the side of the two-ounce jigger, hand-engraved 1952. Relief edging with floral detail on the base completes the design. Made by the well-known Louisville jeweler Brown Waterhouse Kaiser. Marks beneath: Official Kentucky Derby Jigger Sterling, BWK. 2 1/4" H.
Lovely Art Nouveau vesta, or match cover, made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. An Art Nouveau maiden with cascading hair, reminiscent of Alphonse Mucha, is upon its front. Illustrated on page 119 in the reprint of the WMF 1906 catalogue published by The Antique Collectors' Club. 1 1/8" W., 1 3/4" L.
Pure Art Deco design! Lovely Mappin & Webb Prince's Plate teapot made in Sheffield circa 1938. The concentrically stepped form was designed by Keith Murray. this well-known New Zealand artist was commissioned by Mappin & Webb as well as Wedgwood to create fine high Art Deco wares. Illustrated in "Keith Murray," by Stephen Johnson, page 121. 6 1/4" H.