Rambling Art Nouveau silver overlay vines are upon the baluster-form vase. Two central flower heads with hand-chased detail complete the lovely design. American circa 1900. 6 3/8" H.
Silver vodka cup engraved with foliate and architectural designs. Assay mark for Anatoly Appollonovich Artsybashev, Moscow 1889. Light gilding within. 2" H.
A tankard-, or stein-form holder houses Bakelite-cherry cocktail picks. The set-of-six picks rests within their own stand which lifts out of the tankard. Nice example for the collector of unusual cocktail picks sets. Made in England circa 1930's. 4 1/2" H.
Victorian wine bottle coasters have beautifully reticulated galleries. Bases are turned wood with a central button. England circa 1880. 2 1/2" H., 5 5/8" W.
Handsome antique cut-crystal Scotch whisky decanter fitted with a Betjemann's patented lock. A silvered collar about the neck of the decanter holds a locking mechanism. An arm slides forward to grasp and hold a heavy multi- facet-cut stopper in place. The stopper rests within a widely flaring pouring lip. The Victorian decanter is extensively and deeply cut on all sides along with a star-cut pattern upon its base. Retains original key. Retailed by George Betjemann & Sons in their shop in Pentonville Road, London circa 1890. 9 1/2" H.
Bold sterling silver brooch designed by Alphonse La Paglia for Georg Jensen U.S.A. circa 1948. Stylized leaves along with beaded and spiral vines are beautifully interpreted. Stamped with Jensen marks as well as handwrought. An example pictured on page 87 in "The American Designs-Jensen Silver." 1 3/4" H., 2 1/2" W.
Wonderful marabou figural cigar cutter. Designed by Ignatius Taschner, Germany (1871-1913), known for his animal sculptures. The hammered brass bird has a guillotine-design steel beak. Raise beak, insert cigar into the eye, drop beak to cut, and allow cigar tip to fall into waiting copper bowl beneath. Clever and whimsical. Germany circa 1905. 4 3/4" W., 5 3/4" H., 9" H. (beak extended)
Figural bell, or town-crier cocktail shaker. This fine silver-plated bell is among the creative and imaginative cocktail shaker forms offered by this highly regarded firm in England circa 1930's. Asprey - synonymous with quality! 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 ***
Tiffany sterling silver 1- and 2-ounce measure cocktail jigger. Incised band a tthe center signifies the measure. A scarce example from this famous maker. New York circa 1940's. 2 1/8" H.
A brass bartender presides upon his bar complete with figural cups, shaker and accoutrements. Pull the figure upward to allow the mechanical form to display individual brass cigarette holders housed within. Painted details along with a mottled wood finish complete the whimsical, functional design. European circa 1930's. 7 1/2" H., 10 3/4" H. open
Whimsical chromium golf- club-form mixer, or stirrer. Made by the Chase Co. in Connecticut and bears the firm's centaur mark, circa 1930's 7 3/8" L.
Sterling silver Art Deco-era English photo frame. The large frame has an arched top with wave elements upon top as well as corners. Original oak easel back. Hallmarks: W.J. Myatt, Birmingham 1924. 6 3/4" W., 9 1/4" H.; 5 1/2" W., 7 1/2" H. photo
Very nice example of this highly collected corkscrew. The celluloid stockings are striped in bright dark green and ivory. Nickel mounts are in the form of high-button boots. Influenced by the "Can-Can" dancers of the 19th century, Moulin Rouge-era Paris. Made in Germany circa 1895. 2 5/8" L. closed, 5 1/4" W. fully open
Whimsical cocktail-picks stand in the form of a wooden bar.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. A very uncommon example with its green-stained wooden bar and rolling wheels. Retains its original recipe booklet! Made by the Harris Dunn Corp. in New York circa 1930's. 4 3/4" W., 4 1/2" H.
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The perfect individual cocktail shaker for one. Made in France, this unusual design has a special feature. The top cap removes to reveal an internal citrus juicer or reamer. Ideal for extracting the essence of lemon, lime or orange for that special cocktail. Art Deco stepped top cap along with incised bandings upon the lower section. Circa 1940. 4 38/" 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.***
WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) Art Nouveau basket with florals and berries in relief upon its rising sides. A figural winged maiden fashioned as the handle. Designed by Albert Mayer, circa 1907. Firm's marks beneath. 6 3/4" W., 3 1/2" H.
Modernist design sterling silver double jigger. The beautiful mid-century form has a wave handle. Nice quality example. Made in Mexico circa 1960. 2 7/8" H.
Bold design. A round butterscotch Bakelite holder stands upon its rectangular black Bakelite base. A set-of-twelve multi-color picks rest within the holder. France circa 1930's. 4 1/4" H.