Art Deco corkscrew made of Bakelite. The two-part red and black corkscrew unscrews at the top to reveal the corkscrew within. France circa 1930. 4 3/8" L.
Large Art Nouveau figural mirror. A lovely Alphonse Mucha-inspired maiden forms the mirror's stand. She gazes upward into her own boudoir mirror as her sweeping gown forms a tray beneath. The stunning high Art Nouveau design retains its original double-bevel curving mirror. A detailed cast bird in flight completes the polished pewter form. Germany circa 1900. 14"W., 18 1/2" H.
A large set-of-twelve multi-color Bakelite cocktail picks are each supported within their designated slots. The burgundy, green and butterscotch step designs fan out upon the macassar-wood, fan-form holder. A most unusual example of fine French Art Deco. France circa 1930's. 3 1/2" H., 2 1/2" W.; 2 7/8" L. each pick
WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) Art Nouveau chamberstick with a stylized, sweeping, open handle. The unusual example has a hinged top storage compartment to hold matches. A striker is built into the top. The lovely Jugendstil design has foliates in relief to complete the design. Illustrated in the well-known WMF 1906 catalogue, page 117. Firm's marks upon the handle. Germany circa 1900. 5" W., 7" L.
Steuben Optic Swirl Vase in Green Jade glass. The form is Frederick Carder's original design #6031, as illustrated in "The Glass of Frederick Carder," by Gardner, page 277. 6 3/4" H., 6 1/2" W.
Beautifully detailed, patinated metal figure of a hurdler by the famous Art- Deco-era sculptor, Demetre Chiparus (born 1886 in Romania, died 1947 in France). The figure with outstretched arms jumps above, as he clears the hurdle beneath. Signed D.H. Chiparus upon the naturalistic ground, with foundry seal upon back edge. The figure rests on a variegated black and white marble base. France circa 1930. 11 1/2" W., 6 3/4" D., 18 1/2" H.
Scarce-to-find, large, set-of-twelve sterling- silver- and-Bakelite cherry cocktail picks. Each Art- Deco-era pick is fully hallmarked: Deakin & Francis, Birmingham, 1933. Fitted in original, silk- and- velvet-lined case. 3 1/2" L. each pick
Large Art Deco figure group of Diana the Huntress, by J. Dauvergne. A kneeling Diana holds a spear as two leaping ibex run forward. The figures are upon an elaborate, variegated, cream-and-caramel onyx base with green onyx insets. Geometric marble forms further enhance the bold Art Deco design. Diana, with a patterned drape about her shoulder, is patinated in silver and gold; the ibex in aubergine. Signed upon the base, J. Dauvergne. France circa 1925. 21" H., 33 1/2" L., 7 1/8" D.
Lustrously enameled sterling silver in vibrant blues, an oval medallion is surrounded by a curving reticulated Art Nouveau design. A pendant drop further enhances the lovely design. A similar pendant is pictured in "Charles Horner of Halifax," page 87. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1911. 1 1/2" L.
This well-known Modernist shaker was designed by Folke Arstrom for Guldsmedsaktiebolaget (GAB) in Stockholm in 1935. Made of nickel-plated brass and Bakelite. Concave and convex panels with incised, patinated, horizontal grooves at lower section. Top cap unscrews to reveal an internal wafer strainer. Firm's marks upon base. 8 3/4" High. ***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.***
Sweet Art Nouveau bronze letter opener. A young boy in detailed relief with his heels upward, contemplates a rabbit among grasses. Open, curved handle. Made in France circa 1900. 8 1/2" L.
Secession pottery covered bowl by Dagobert Peche (Austria 1877-1923). Impressed marks for Gmunder Keramik Austria 1915-20. The firm executed pottery for the Wiener Werkstatte. Stylized Vienna Secession design of a figural, reclining woman holding a flower amidst a naturalistic gardenscape glazed in black and white. A tree is upon the reverse. The cover is crowned by a finial along with a geometric Secession pattern. Similar work seen in "Dagobert Peche and the Weiner Werkstatte," Yale University Press in association with the Neue Galerie in New York, copyright 2002. 3 1/4" H., 4" W.
Striking Modernist design! Beautifully crafted, hammered silver, shallow bowl or tray. The rounded, rectangular form rises slightly and has two cylindrical handles. Made by the Wilkens & Sohne silver workshop in Bremen-Hemelingen, Germany, circa 1935. Examples of the Wilkens works of this genre are in the collection of the Brohan Museum in Berlin. Ideal form and proportion for function as a condiment bowl or card tray. Impressed marks beneath for 830 Fine Silver as well as workshop marks. 5/8" H., 4 3/8" W., 5 1/2" L.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1950 item #1357215 (stock #615)
Mid-century Bauhaus-influence cocktail shaker. Unusual pattern with three rows of concentrically graduated strainer holes. Made in Germany for the Towle Co. of Massachusetts, circa 1940. 8 3/8" 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.***
Very fine quality, heavy cut-crystal cocktail mixer made by the Frank M. Whiting silver workshop of Attleboro, Massachusetts, circa 1930's. Rambling, undulating cut florals encircle the top of the form. Heavily cut, detailed, notched panels are beneath. A sterling silver, serpentine pour lip and ice guard are mounted upon the elegant mixer (shown with a silver spoon, available from our collection of bar spoons). 6 1/2" H.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1950 item #1357145 (stock #614)
Impeccable quality and design. Elegantly stylized French Art Deco cocktail shaker with indented banding about the circumference accented by additional incised bands. A rounded, stepped cap completes the form. The interior houses a citrus reamer with an elaborate strainer section with pierced flowers. Made in France circa 1930's. 8 1/2" 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.***
Lovely Art Nouveau Doulton Lambeth stoneware vase. The bold, bulbous, baluster form with its upward-turned opening, is glazed in cobalt blue. Five large heart-form leaves with detailed relief beading are glazed in celadon. Additional leaves as well as pendant Art Nouveau foliates are glazed in light blue, gold and dark green. Impressed marks as well as workshop marks for Miss B. Harman, circa 1904. 11 1/8" H.
Beautifully chased, swirling foliate patterns adorn the sterling silver vesta, or match safe. A vacant shield-form cartouche is upon the front, a striker at the bottom. Hallmarks: George Loveridge, Birmingham 1898. 1 3/8" W., 2 1/8" L.