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.
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 ***
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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 ***
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.
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
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.
A beautifully interpreted pair of Vienna Secession-design candlesticks made by WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1910. Clearly a Josef Hoffmann influence with lobed and beaded elements. Firm's marks beneath each. 5 7/8" H., 4 1/8" W.