A relief four-section wave pattern upon this champagne or wine cooler leads to a boldly hammered surface. Opposing scrolling handles embellish the sides. An unusal Art Deco example made by the well-regarded WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany, circa 1930's. Firm's marks beneath. Dimensions: 8 3/4" H., 12" W. to handles, 7 1/2" opening.
Unusual British one- and two-ounce cocktail jiggers. Each with an applied hand gesturing one or two fingers for one or two ounces. Made by the well-known James Dixon & Sons workshop of Sheffield, circa 1950's. Since the 19th century Dixon was known for creating fine quality cocktail and drinks accessories including flasks, shakers and measures. Dimensions: 2 5/8" H., 3" H.
Antique wild board tusk corkscrew. An elaborate Art Nouveau sterling silver mount with several flowers in high relief is mounted upon its end. A complementing floral mount is upon the tip of the tusk. Walker Bell. American circa 1900. 5 1/2" W., 5 3/4" L.
Boldly high Art Deco wine or Champagne cooler. Six concave bandings adorn the circumference. Flanking rounded vertical handles with complementing bandings are upon the sides. Influenced by a design by Luc Lanel created for the Normandy ocean liner. France circa 1930's. Dimensions: 10" W. to handles, 7 7/8" H.
Boldly designed French Art Deco cocktail shaker. Horizontally lobed elements in high relief adorn the circumference of the form. Nice wide opening for filling of cocktail ingredients. Top jigger cap has complementing design. France, circa 1930. 8 3/4" H.
Antique American wild boar tusk corkscrew with sterling silver mount. Silver in a classic wave-edge design. Natural curve of the tusk achieves a natural comfortable grip. American, circa 1900. 4 1/8" W., 4 1/4" L.
A sleek, rounded Modernist cocktail shaker with a shallow dome cap. The cap unscrews to reveal a pivot wafer strainer. Made in Stockholm, Sweden by the well-regarded C.G. Hallberg workshop circa 1930's. Sylvia Stave was among the prominent designers commissioned by Hallberg to create Modernist forms. 7 3/4" H.
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Sterling silver cocktail jigger made by Wallace Silver with a Bicentennial silver dollar set at the bottom. Eisenhower 1776-1976 can be seen within the bottom and the Liberty Bell is viewed beneath. Designed with one- and two-ounce increments. Connecticut, 1976. 2" H.
Fine example from the C.G. Hallberg workshop in Stockholm, Sweden. The Modernist form with its rounded shoulder and flattened step cap has stylized leaf and circle elements about the top's circumference. A wafer strainer with its semi-circular finial rests within. Hallberg commissioned prominent designers such as Sylvia Stave to create cocktail shaker designs. Circa 1930's. 7 3/4" H.
Wonderful example of WMF design which was influenced by the British Arts & Crafts movement as well. This bold wine or Champagne cooler has a relief banding of Celtic-inspired patterns. The flanking open handles have a complementing design. Workshop marks beneath. A photo of an example on page XVvi as well as a design illustration on page 154 of the firm's 1906 cataloge. Dimensions: 9 1/2" H., 10 3/4" W. at handles.
Engine-turned bandings in a basket-weave pattern adorn the surface of this lovely classic British cocktail shaker. Jigger top cap has further banded detail. Made by Dawson Ltd. in Birmingham circa 1930. 8 1/4" H.