The best asset is the original dry blue paint of this funky bird house. This model would be considered the mobile home of bird houses. It displays really nicely, it has been in my front hall for years. I have been tempted to hang it out on my porch but I already have one out there that is lived in sometimes year round and I can't do it to the great blue birdhouse. it is mid 1900's and I guess goes under the title of folk art. If you have a carved bird or two this would surely show them off...
Pair of George V sterling silver baskets. Made by Lambert & Co. in London in 1927. Each: Round with solid well. Curved sides have frames with pierced diaper pattern alternating with pierced scrollwork. Rim pierced with applied leaves and flowers. Swing handle. Foot ring comprises alternating scrolls and foliage. Hallmarked. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H (with handle): 6 x D 5 3/4 in. H (without handle): 2 1/2 in. Heavy total weight: 17 troy ounces. #BP407
A classic-form cocktail shaker with ridged elements upon the lower section. A rounded, bevel top cap jigger has a complementing ridge pattern. Made in France circa 1930's. 8 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 ***
Nice quality sterling silver flask funnel. Classic design made by the Durgin Silver Co. of Rhode Island, circa 1930's. 2 1/8" W., 2 1/2" L.
Set-of-six English mother- of- pearl-handle butter knives. Each has a fully hallmarked sterling silver collar for Yates Bros., Sheffield 1924. Fitted in original velvet- and- silk-lined box. 6 1/4" L. each
Set-of-six Swedish Modernist cocktail goblets made by Tesi of Gothenberg, Sweden circa 1940's. Each silvered, footed goblet is supported by a stem incised with three rows of double bands. Patinated recesses enhance the design. 3 3/8" H. each
This Dansk mid century Teak ice bucket is in great vintage shape. It was made about 1960 and measures 19” high by 9.1” in diameter at the opening and has a black plastic liner. On the bottom it is stamped “DANSK DESIGN DENMARK IHQ ©”. The condition shows some minor dark marks and just a few nicks that appear in the photographs that might be subdued with oil. We have not done any cleanup on this item. It is worth noting there is no splitting or separation on the teak or liner.
A pair of beautiful early 20th C. Chinese export silver enamel lions or fu dog in excellent condition. W: 8.5cm $975
Wonderful set of drink flag markers. A French chromium sailor stands beside a flagpole with twelve enameled metal flags. Each flag represents a different country to identify an individual's glass upon serving. Signed Sudre upon sailor's trousers. The firm is known for highly collected, whimsical, figural cocktail bar accoutrements. A tiered macassar-wood base supports the set. Losses to enamel paint on some flags. France circa 1930's. 4" W., 11 1/2" H.
An enamel copper tile signed Spina and written on the back "Water Bearer" . The tile measures approximately 5" x 7". The frame with felt mat 10" x 12".
A signed (with Steuben fleur de lys banner mark) centerpiece, shape 6081. The ribbed centerpiece has amber trifid handles and is 12" X 8" and is 5" high. There is an amber dome shaped foot with a large polished pontil. The bowl has no damage.
Vittorio Zecchin designed for Vetri Soffiati Muranesi Capellin, Venini & Co. from 1921-1925. This delicate soffiato vessel is wafer thin and has 2 acid stamps: venini murano & MADE IN ITALY. Nearly 100 years old, measuring 10.5" tall, this weightless beauty is in very good condition with no damage.
In Venice Italy, these Obelisks were recently included in Fondazione Cini's exhibition "Paolo Venini and His Furnace," and are documented in the exhibition catalogue, page 308, model 4300. Constructed of thick canes twisted into a zanfrico design, this is a fine example of utilizing the traditional Venetian technique of zanfrico in a modern expression. The Obelisk has the 2 acid stamps: venini murano, made in Italy, measures 8" tall, and is in good condition.
Sleek Modernist-form tray with flat ends and gently curved sides. Ideal cocktail-tray proportion for serving or display. Made by the well-regarded Wiskemann workshop in Belgium circa 1930's.
Charming zanfrico vessel by Paolo Venini. These were made in the mid 1950's and are well documented. The fazzoletto vessel has the "venini murano italia" acid stamp, measures 3.5" tall x 5" diameter, and is in excellent condition
Here is a stunning rotund vessel in a splendid yellow/green haresfur glaze. It measures 5 1/2" (14cm) high and is 3 7/8" (9.5cm) in diameter. On the underside is incised Friberg with the Gustavsberg Studio hand insignia. The date code M signifies this vessel was created in 1971.
Here is an extremely large vase by Berndt Friberg for Gustavsberg. It measures 16 3/8" (42cm) tall and is 3 1/4" (8.5cm) in diameter. On the underside is incised Friberg with the Gustavsberg Studio hand insignia. The date code J signifies this vessel was created in 1968. Remnants of the original labels are intact. The haresfur glaze is yellow with hints of green. Excellent condition though the glaze thins out as it reaches the foot ring.
Vintage Red Wing Blue Vase #951, from the 1930’s, with a the top with rounded sides and a scrolled detail on the side, and signed Red Wing 951 on the base. When German immigrants settled in the Mississippi River grain town of Red Wing, Minnesota during the 1860s, they noticed that the local clay was perfect for producing stoneware such as crocks, jugs, and other forms of pottery used for food storage and preparation, as skilled potters. Size: 6” high x 5-1/2” diameter