For the collector of figural Prohibition-era forms. Bowling pin cocktail shaker fashioned of maple wood and chromium is accompanied by its bowling pin cocktail glasses. Each ruby-red glass with its wooden stem rests glass down on its individual coaster. When it's time for a cocktail, they invert to stand upon their coaster bases. Big, bold and whimsical! Made by the Babcock Co., American circa 1930's. 13 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 ***
Unusual French cocktail picks set in the form of a windmill. The red enameled windmill with its copper roof has a swirling blade wheel that turns. A metal holder allows a set-of-twelve red- and green- Bakelite-mounted picks to rest within. An octagonal, macassar-wood base supports the wonderful, whimsical set. Made in France circa 1930's. 6" H., 3 1/2" L. each pick
Lovely silvered box with an elaborately chased, hinged top. A central shield is vacant. Wooden lined. Made by the Viners workshop in Sheffiled circa 1940's. 4 3/4" W., 7 3/4" L., 1 3/4" H.
Fine Art Deco sterling silver flask. The hammered body has 14K gold panels with incised detail. The top cap unscrews and its telescoping form converts to a drinking cup. Quite elegant. Marked upon opening sterling silver, 14K, 10 oz. Made by Napier in Connecticut circa 1930's. 3 7/8" W., 6 1/2" H.
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Bold French Art Deco cocktail shaker. Contoured form widens toward the top with a concentrically stepped strainer section. A jigger top cap has a complementing step element. France circa 1930's. 8 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 ***
A scarce example of this chromium Art Deco cocktail shaker with a recipe dial design upon its shoulder section. Fitted with an outer top sleeve that turns to reveal different cocktail recipes. The recipes include Side Car, Stinger, Manhattan, Horse's Neck and so on. The recipes still have their red enameling intact. Made by the Keystone Co., American circa 1930's. 11 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 ***
Whimsical English mid-century pepper grinder in the form of a Champagne bottle. Turn the cork top of bottle, which is engraved "Champagne Poivre," to grind. Made in England circa 1950's. 5 1/2" H.
Pure Art Deco design. Top of the silvered box is engine-turned with alternating incised panels. The rounded, stained wood forms that flank the sides are also supports that uphold the box. Wooden lined. Made in England circa 1925. 3 1/4" W., 6 1/8" L., 1 5/8" H.
Rich green jade Steuben vase with an applied alabaster glass foot. The lobed form has twelve fluted elements. Beautiful example of Frederick Carder's design #7331 as illustrated on page 293 in "the Glass of Frederick Carder." 9 1/4" H.
Bronze boy grasping an apple. Sweetly sculpted with a scarf about his neck and wearing a knit cap. Olive-brown patina with a contrasting gold patina upon the face and hand. Signed A. Titze upon the reverse. The artist was active in Vienna from 1900-1920 creating detailed figures of harlequins, animals and children. The bronze stands upon a variegated caramel-tone marble base. 6 1/4" H.
Very heavy, thick-walled cut-crystal decanter set made by the famous Val St. Lambert workshop in Belgium circa 1930's. Designed by Charles Graffart, the decanter is cut in four horizontal rows with ten cut panels upon each. Cut from deep violet-red to clear. A geometric stopper rests within. Eight complementing original glasses accompany the decanter. 9 1/4" H.; 2 3/4" H. each glass
Unusual footed spherical form decanter with an applied handle. The geometric black enamels are comprised of squares with cut circles along with cross-hatch patterns. Stylized Modernist foliates enhance the Art Deco decanter. A bold round stopper with complementing enamel work rests within an undulating neck with pouring lip. Czechoslovakia circa 1930. 8 3/4" H., 7" W. to handle
Art- Deco-era ice cooler, with its lobed-form bottom, has half-moon scoop handles. Engine-turned bandings about the circumference complete the unusual form. France circa 1925. 4 5/8" H., 6" W. to handles
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Classic British cocktail shaker embellished with engine-turned bandings in a weave pattern. Jigger top cap has a complementing engine-turned band. England circa 1930's. 8" 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 ***
Very fine quality sterling silver and crystal ice cooler made by the well-known Mappin & Webb. Crystal is cut into nine panels with curving fan patterns. Top is mounted with a silver frame along with notched and curving Art Deco handles. Complete with its original silver ice drainer to allow water to settle beneath the ice cubes. Hallmarks upon both drainer as well as top mount: Mappin & Webb, Sheffield 1937. 4 3/8" H., 7 1/2" W. to handles
Sterling silver case is enameled in lush sky-blue upon an Art Deco radiating, engine-turned wave pattern. All silver back is completely engine-turned. Gilded within. Hallmarks: William Neale, Birmingham 1936. 3" W., 3 1/4" L.
Bronze bottle opener mounted with a cast figural swan. The form is a fine example made by Richard Rohac (1906-1956) in Austria circa 1950. Rohac 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. 1 3/4" H., 3" L.
Secession gilded brass box made by the Erhard & Sohne workshop in Germany circa 1915-25. Six panels upon the hinged top depict leopards, horse and rider, sailing ship and bird. Side panels include an elephant and a lion. Four feet support the stunning box designed by Eugen Schwemmle. A similar example in the collection of the Brohan Museum in Berlin is pictured in the museum publication, "Metallkunst," page 158. Impressed workshop mark beneath. 2 1/2" H., 3 1/2" W., 5 1/4" L.