Fine pair of Modernist silver candlesticks designed by Alphonse La Paglia. La Paglia created designs for Georg Jensen USA. Upon closing of the Jensen USA store, the designs were continued by the International Silver Co. of Meriden Connecticut until his untimely death in 1953. Marks: La Paglia Designed, International Sterling. Illustrated on page 125 in "Jensen Silver, the American Designs." 3 5/8" W., 4 3/4" H.
Whimsical sterling silver jigger engraved with a clock stopped at 4:00 p.m., cocktail hour. The "Time For Cocktails" jigger was made by Lunt in Massachusetts circa 1960's. 2" H.
Combination one- and two-ounce Modernist sterling cocktail jigger designed by Alphonse La Paglia. A native of Italy, La Paglia was commissioned to execute designs for Georg Jensen USA. The heavy silver blossom design jigger as pictured in "The American Designs-Jensen Silver" bears a double-eagle American silversmith mark circa 1952. 3 1/2" H.
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.
Sterling silver sword-form letter opener created to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. One side of the the hilt depicts floral symbols: thistle, Scotland; shamrock, Ireland; daffodil, Whales; rose, England. The reverse has symbols of the Commonwealth: kiwi, New Zealand; beaver, Canada; kangaroo, Australia; springbok, South Africa. Has relief insignia ERII, Elizabeth Regina II. Hallmarks: Sheffield 1953, Harry Atkin. 8 1/2" L.
Sterling silver flask funnel is completely hammered with a rolled-edge rim at its top. The fan-shape form has a geometric Art Deco applique at its center. Made by the Webster Silver Co. of North Attleboro, Massachusetts circa 1930's. 2 3/4" W., 3 1/8" H.
A rare find. Set-of-six sword cocktail picks are each silver gilt and created to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the Sword of Mercy design which was one of the three ceremonial swords used in the coronation ceremony, the other two being the Sword of Spiritual Justice and the Sword of Temporal Justice. The design symbolizes the transfer of the kingdom into the care of the Queen. Picks are fitted in their original silk- and red velvet-lined case. Hallmarks: Adie Bros., Birmingham 1952, along with the coronation mark. 3 5/8" L. each pick
Figural Champagne whisk in the form of a miniature Champagne bottle. The sterling silver whisk pulls out for use. Popular in Europe to stir up bubbles or mixing an individual cocktail. European, circa 1950's. 4 3/4" L. open
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1930 item #1375377 (stock #683)
A rare-to-find, complete Japanese Export Silver cocktail service. The fine service consists of a cocktail shaker with six cups, each gilded within, along with their original tray. Hammered surfaces of each component have bamboo stalks and foliage in relief. The bamboo is further enhanced with hand-chased detail. All are marked sterling beneath and made for export circa 1920. The set is nearly identical to a bamboo silver shaker with cups (that are lacking a tray) that belonged to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, which is currently in the collection of the Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. 9 1/4" H. shaker; 2 3/8" H. each cup; 9 5/8" W. tray. ***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.***
Georg Jensen sterling silver ice tongs in the Acanthus pattern designed by Johan Rohde in 1917. Stamped with Jensen marks for Denmark 1933-'44. Nice spring mechanism. 6" L.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1374043 (stock #680)
This personal-size sterling silver cocktail shaker is fitted with a side spout for pouring ease. Made by Reed & Barton in Massachusetts. Firm's "bell" form date mark for 1951. 5 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.***
Most unusual sterling silver Art Deco era teaspoon. Fashioned as a detailed tennis racket with tennis ball. The stem has a row of foliates. A wonderful example for the tennis enthusiast. Fully hallmarked: James Fenton, Birmingham 1931. 4 5/8" L.
Each sterling silver "cock"-tail pick has a detailed rooster as its finial. The picks are gilded. The set-of-six is fitted in its original silk- and- velvet-lined box. Each fully hallmarked: Adie Bros., Birmingham 1957. 2 7/8" L. each pick
English sterling silver Art Deco box with an engine-turned, hinged top. The cover is highlighted by geometric designs along with stepped extensions upon the sides. A handsome box; wood lined. Hallmarks: Walker & Hall, Sheffield 1934. 2 1/8" H., 3 3/4" W., 6" L.
Combination one- and two-ounce Danish-influence Modernist sterling silver cocktail bar jigger. The openwork, ball-and-loop form is a distinct Alphonse La Paglia influence. The well-known designer created designs for Georg Jensen U.S.A. Made by the Baldwin & Miller silver workshop of Newark, N.J. circa 1950. The firm was founded circa 1920. 3" H.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1371363 (stock #667)
Extraordinary quality English sterling silver cocktail shaker. Pure Art Deco in design! The form has a stepped Art Deco foot and strainer section as well as top cap. The cap's design is fashioned as a 1/2-, 1- or 2-ounce jigger. Sensible design in form and function. Hallmarks: Atkin Bros., Sheffield 1950. 9" 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.***
Handsome sterling silver flask is completely hammered. The curved form is designed to fit neatly with a hip or breast pocket. Hinged bayonet cap design. Hallmarks: Sampson & Mordan, Sheffield 1959. 4 1/4" W., 4 1/4" H.
Each sterling silver "cock"-tail pick has a detailed rooster as its finial. The roosters are gilded, creating an elegant contrast. The set-of-six are fitted in their original silk- and velvet-lined box. England circa 1930. 3 1/8" each pick