The sterling silver dinner bell has a fluted geometric bottom. A tall, baluster-form handle completes the elegant design. Made by the Webster Silver Co. of North Attleboro, Massachusetts, circa 1940's. 3 7/8" H.
A stunning luxury item. Sterling silver vesta, or matchbook case, set with a large, banded, bevel-cut agate upon its top. The hinged case is fitted with a secure closure button that impresses to open the Art Deco geometric form. These cases are now popular as travel photo holders. Hallmarks: Shipton & Co. Ltd., Birmingham 1937. 1 3/4" W., 2 1/2" L.
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.
Highly sought by collectors! The "Foursome" cocktail shaker set rests within its own fitted wooden base holder, or tantalus. Each recipe-dial top with a rotating arrow offers ten cocktail selections, including Bronx, Clover Club, Side Car and Martini. The holder's handle pushes downward for carrying or shaking the group all at once. Each shaker has an internal, side-pour strainer lip. When inverted, the shaker tops serve as drinking cups. Made by Napier in Connecticut circa 1934. 6 1/4" H. each shaker. 9" H. holder. ***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.***
Hagenauer bronze sculpture of a seated cat. The feline, with its curled tail, is nicely stylized in a Modernist form for which this famous workshop was so well-known. Signed beneath Hagenauer Wien, as well as Made in Austria; circa 1930's. 1 3/4" L.
Bakelite cherry cocktail picks suspend from their own holder. A bowl is beneath to hold olives or cherries! The unusual combination picks stand and bowl is supported by three ball feet. A turned finial completes the design. European circa 1930's. 5" H., 3 1/4" L. each pick
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Beautifully stylized Art Deco cocktail shaker has a tapered, horizontally lobed base. A nice, wide opening for filling of ingredients. The top cap has complementing, 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 ***
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French Art Deco cocktail shaker with engine-turned bandings about the circumference. The wide center form has a slope-and-bevel design strainer section. The cap, with incised bandings, completes the form. Made in France 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 ***
Set-of-six gilded sterling silver "cock"-tail picks. Each pick has a detailed rooster as its finial. Fitted in original lined box. Hallmarks: Walker & Hall, Chester 1940. 2 7/8" L. each
Whimsical cocktail picks, each in the form of a whisky bottle, complete with label. Picks rest within a stand that lifts from a cocktail- shaker-form holder. A penguin finial completes the design. The set-of-eight picks was made in Germany circa 1940's. 4 1/2" H.
Hammered brass Modernist tray designed by Karl Hagenauer (1898-1956) for the famous Hagenauer workshop of Vienna, Austria, circa 1940. Rectangular form has upward curving, flat-top sides. Stamped beneath with workshop mark as well as Werkstatten Hagenauer Wien and Karl. Ideal for function as a cocktail tray, serving or display. 11 1/4" W., 14 1/2" L.
Individual-size cocktail shaker designed for that one perfect cocktail. Cockerel-design top also serves as a drinking cup. Interior fitted with a side-pour strainer. Unusual example with gilded rooster. 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 ***
Fine quality silver cocktail spoon made by Carl M. Cohr in Denmark circa 1930's. The highly regarded workshop was founded in Fredericia by the father Ditlev Madsen Cohr. Ball finial rising above a pierced loopwork crown, patinated within. 12" L.
Designed to accommodate two bottles, the elongated, quatrefoil form was made by WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1930's. The cooler is attached to its own stand and has a bale handle for carrying ease. Fine quality and a difficult-to-find size. Firm's marks at base edge. 7" W., 12 1/4" L., 28" H. to handle
Art Deco condiment bowl has a pierced rim to suspend six Bakelite-mounted olive and cherry picks. Five green and one red, each pick has a curled stem. Made in Connecticut by Napier circa 1930's. 3 3/4" H. w/picks, 4 1/4" W.
This rare dog's head form jigger, known as the Bar Hound, rests upon its accompanying drinks pourer with original cork. The whimsical jigger is designed to stand upright on the dog's nose and ears, then ready for filling up to the 1- or 2-oz. increments marked on the side. Made in Connecticut by Napier circa 1930's. This American workshop created some of the most unusual collector-caliber cocktail accessories and shakers, including the famous figural penguin. 3" W., 2" H. jigger; 7 1/4" L. pourer
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.
A fine example for the collector of Richard Rohac bronze works. Two sculpted bronze giraffes stand side by side upon a swirling base. The unusual dual form was made by Richard Rohac (1906-1956) in Austria circa 1950. The artist trained with Hagenauer prior to establishing his own metal workshop in 1932. He was well-known for creating stylized, Modernist figures of animals as well as other decorative sculpture. Signed beneath with the artist's backward/forward, double "R" mark. 6 3/4" W., 8 1/4" H.