Pure Art- Deco-design silver compact with angular, asymmetrical pattern upon its top. Reverse has a complementing incised design. The sides are completely hand-chased with florals. Gilded interior retains its original bevelled mirror. Austro-Hungarian stamped marks for 835 fine Silver. Assayed in Linz, circa 1925. 2 3/8" W.
Boldly stylized Art Deco sterling silver box. The engine-turned cover with its stepped sides has contrasting, polished geometric patterns. Wooden-lined and fully hallmarked: Ernest W. Haywood, Birmingham 1937. 1 1/2" H., 3 1/2" W., 6 1/4" L.
Figural whisky bottle-form cigar striker lighter. Wand attached to the fluid-filled bottle's cap removes for striking upon the metal plate that is attached to the enamelled iron base. Toasting goblet-form holders are for matches. England, circa 1930's. 4 3/8" H., 3 3/4" L. at base.
Very fine Vienna Secession silver box. Exquisite example created in the well-known Alexander Sturm silver workshop in Vienna, circa 1922-32. Possibly designed by Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956). Prior to 1903 Sturm made designs for Hoffman, prior to the founding of the Wiener Werkstatte, again resuming Hoffmann designs circa 1932, when Wiener Werkstatte closed. Examples of Sturm silver have been featured in exhibits at the Neue Galerie in New York. Stamped marks for A. Strum as well as 900 Fine Siver mark. 2 1/2" H., 5 3/8" W., 6 7/8" L.
Sterling silver condiment set consisting of salt, pepperette, mustard pot and two spoons. Reticulated pattern reveal cobalt crystal liners. Fitted in original velvet- and- silk-lined box. Hallmarks: Edwin Turner, Birmingham 1921 condiments; William Davenport, Birmingham 1918 spoons. 1 1/4" H. salt, 1 3/4" H. mustard, 1 7/8" H. pepperette
Beautiful radiating pattern upon the sterling silver and sea-green enamel mirror. The elegant form is fully hallmarked: Daniel Co., Birmingham 1936. 10 1/2" L., 4 1/2" W.
Lovely heavy-cut crystal box, The oval form has fluted alternating vertical and horizontal cut patterns. A hinged brass mount completes the design. Czechoslovakia circa 1930's. 3 3/4" H., 3 3/8" W., 4 1/2" L.
Steuben Green Jade glass water pitcher in an optic swirl pattern. A contrasting Alabaster glass handle is upon the side. Frederick Carder design number 6232 as illustrated in "The Glass of Frederick Carder," page 214. Circa 1920's. Signed with Fleur de Lys mark beneath. 9 1/4" H., 6 3/4" W.
Lovely sterling silver letter opener made by the Carl M. Cohr workshop of Fredericia Denmark circa 1940's. The Georg Jensen influence design has a leaf and open vine at its top. Perfect form for actual function. 6 1/2" L.
Stacking travel shot cups in their original leather case. The enamel and chromium cups each have a swirl design in black, green and blue. Set-of-five made in Germany circa 1950. 2 1/8" H. each cup, 3 1/4" H. case
Handsome Art Deco sterling silver patterned engine turned photo frame. Nice large size for modern photos. Two available. Fully hallmarked: Sanders & Mackenzie, Birmingham 1923. 6 3/4" W., 8 3/4" H.; 5 7/8" W., 7 7/8" photo
Fine pair of two-light, Modernist, Danish silver candle holders made by the well-regarded Grann & Laglye workshop of Copenhagen. A round, raised, disc foot supports an energetic, swirling loop with stylized bead and foliate elements upon each. Tall candle cups with bobeches are at asymmetrical levels. Stunning design by this silversmith founded by Johannes L. Grann and Johannes Laglye in 1906. Hallmarks: Grann & Laglye, 1934, along with 3 tower fine silver purity mark. Assay Master: Johannes Siggaard. 6 3/4" H., 6" W.
Silver Modernist candlesticks. A wide, rounded, sloping base leads to a flared column with double lobed-band detail. Lovely Danish design hallmarked 1944 along with assay master mark of Johannes Siggaard. 3 1/4" H., 3 7/8" W.
Tiffany Vermouth Dropper fashioned as a whimsical miniature oil can. Sterling, circa 1950's. An example is illustrated in "The Cocktail Shaker" by Khachadourian, page 118. 4" H.
Among the most whimsical of figural cocktail accessories! This vermouth dropper made by Cartier is in the form of a miniature watering can. Sterling silver and pictured in 'The Cocktail Shaker' by Khachadourian, page 88. Circa 1940's. Dimensions: 3" H, 4 1/4" W.
Beautifully stylized Mid-Century Modern cufflinks. The sterling silver cufflinks are gilded upon the tops. Made in Copenhagen by the Hermann Siersbol workshop circa 1950's. 7/8" W., 7/8" L.
Staghorn bottle opener with a sterling silver mount. The opener is polished steel. Made by the John Hasselbring workshop, known for their fine quality wine and drinking accessories. New York circa 1930's. 7 3/4" L.
Steuben ribbed compote with Gold Aurene on Calcite. Iridescent violet-rose tones and silvery blues highlight the Aurene. A Calcite foot and stem support the form. Frederick Carder's design number 2760 as illustrated in "The Glass of Frederick Carder," by Gardner, page 172. Circa 1920. 2 3/4" H., 6" W.