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.
Impeccable quality and design. Tastefully stylized French Art Deco cocktail shaker with incised banding about the circumference with complementing banding upon the thumbprint-accent top cap. The interior houses a citrus juicer reamer with an elaborate strainer section with pierced flowers. Made in France circa 1930's. 9 1/4" H.
Whimsical cocktail bar jigger in the form of a gavel. The double-sided design has increments for 2 oz. on one end, and 1-, 2- or 3 oz. on the other. An ideal gift for a lawyer or judge. Made by Napier, Connecticut, circa 1930's. Dimensions: 9 1/2" L., 3 1/2" W.
Glass pitcher extensively overlaid with silver in interlacing, scrolling vine patterns. Handle is completely covered in silver. Marks for the Alvin silver workshop of Rhode Island, circa 1905. Dimensions: 6 1/4" H., 3 7/8" W. at base, 4 3/4" W. to handle.
Fine quality Modernist design sterling silver cocktail bar spoon
made by John Hasselbring in New York, circa 1930's. The Hasselbring workshop created nicely designed cocktail and wine accoutrements beginning in the late ninteenth century. 12 1/2" L.
Lovely romanticized Art Nouveau wine bottle stand from the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany, circa 1907. Flowing florals rise above a series of six fish as they swim through wave-like Art Nouveau tendrils. Workshop marks beneath. Dimensions: 3" H., 4 3/4" W.
A most unusual fine quality citrus juicer reamer. Made by the famous Christofle workshop in France. Most Christofle items are silver plated. The reamer is 950 fine silver and completely hallmarked, circa 1930's. Beautifully designed with a convenient handle and pouring lip. 1 1/2" H., 4" W.
Elegantly styled large English cocktail shaker with basketweave patterned, engine-turned wide bandings. The strainer section inverts to reveal a prong-form citrus piercer reamer to enhance the perfect cocktail recipe with fresh lemon, lime or orange. Convenient large size will mix several drinks. Made by William Suckling Ltd. in Birmingham, circa 1930. 10: H.
Fine set-of-six sterling silver tots, or shot glasses. The Arts & Crafts tyg, tri-handle form shots are each fully hallmarked: William Aitken, Birmingham 1904 and 1906. Each tot is gilded within. Beautifully presented in original fitted silk- and velvet-lined case. Silk bears retailer's gilded stamp: G. Larbalestier, Hampstead. Lacking metal box closure. Dimensions: 1 3/4" H., 1 1/2" W., 1 5/8" W. to handles, each.
Made by James Dixon & Sons in Sheffield circa 1930, this larger example of a British classic cocktail shaker with built-in citrus juicer holds 1 1/2 pints. Center section inverts to extract essence of lime, lemon or orange. 8 1/2" H.