Whisky flask in the form of an antique leather-bound book. Embossed with gilded title, "A Pleasant Surprise," by James Dixon. Realistically fashioned as an actual book with detail of pages upon sides. Top corner pivots off to reveal a pour spout. Ideally suited for a writer as well as collector of rare flasks. Made by James Dixon & Sons in Sheffield circa 1922. Dimensions: 4 3/8" H., 3 1/8" W., 7/8" D.
Mini cocktail shaker form holder with Bakelite cherry cocktail picks within. Picks rest upon their own stand that lifts out. Holder is also a jigger marked with 1- and 1 1/2-oz. measure increments. A removable pour spout inverts for function as a funnel! Made in England circa 1930's. 4 3/4" H.
Silver overlay cherry blossom laden branches drape about the black balluster form vase with fine hand-chased detail. A hammered silver rim completes the stunning design. Made by Rockwell Silver Co. in Meriden, CT, circa 1920's. 6 1/2" H.
What a romantic gift this antique enameled brass compact would be for your favorite lady! Love is written all over it - literally - in loads of languages. "Ich liebe dich" and "Te Vous Aime" are just the beginning; there are even Oriental characters, as well as the English words, "I love you."
The patent number 1439749 allows us to date this beauty precisely to the very dawn of the Art Deco era...
835 fine silver Art Deco cufflinks set with black onyx. The oval form is complemented with all silver oval backs. Germany circa 1930's. Dimensions; 1/2" W., 3/4" L.
A fine addition to any collection. Frosted satin-finish glass cocktail shaker. The tall form is overlaid with silver in bold geometric, architectural designs. Stunning and scarce example. American circa 1930's. 11" H.
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A miniature cocktail shaker form holder houses a set-of-six cherry-top cocktail picks. Picks rest upon their own removable stand that lifts out of the shaker. Whimsical design! Made in England circa 1930's. 4 1/4" H., 3 1/2" L., each pick
Round sterling silver jewel box with tortoise shell top. Tortoise has hand-chased pique silver inlay in a scrolling cartouche pattern. Silk lining. Hallmarks: Adie Bros., Birmingham 1927. Dimensions: 1 1/2" H.,3 1/4" W.
Elegant crystal flacon etched with flowers and garlands about the round form. Tortoise and silver pique inlay in a wreath and ribbon design upon the hinged top. Complete with its crystal stopper. Hallmarks: Alexander Clark, Birmingham 1923. Dimensions: 3" W., 4" H.
A very rare wood and pewter bar caraffe or decanter with glass thermos liner and Swiss made musical movement which plays "The Blue Danube" by Johann Strauss. This item was designed by Aldo Tura for Macabo of Milan, Northern Italy, and made circa 1958.
Condition: excellent - there is a little rusting to the movement which is in good working condition; there are no damages and no repairs or restoration.
32cm (12.6 inches) high.
A very rare Lalique glass "le Heure Bleue" Eau de Cologne bottle produced by Guerlain, Paris, circa 1914.
Condition: excellent - no damages and with some of its original 'perfume'.
16.5cm (6.5 inches) high.
The Schlevogt and Hoffman Companies produced this Czech pressed art glass in the 1920-1940 period. The perfumes are Schlevogt and the mirror and brushes are Hoffman. Perfumes are 5.25 x 3.25 inches and 6.25 x 3.50 inches. Mirror is 15 x 6.25 inches, brushes are 10.75 x 3 inches and 6.50 x 2.50 inches. Stopper with chip, other wise excellent condition.
Asian lamp with carved figure in soapstone or possibly jade, mounted on a carved base possible granite or other natural stone. It was mounted as a lamp originally. It recently has been added to a verde green base with new hardware and electric elements. The figure and its base are in original vintage condition. I have listed it as pre 1960 but it easily could be 20's or 30's. The lamp measures 23.5" to the top of the custom finial, 11.5" to the top of the figure, the base is 5" wide...
A Set of Vintage Octagonal Eglomise Plaques
The plaques are paired up and joined by metal rings. Each plaque is framed in an elegant gold tone frame. The plaques of black glass are decorated from the reverse with Neo-Classical designs.
Size: 7 ¼” diameter (each plaque) 15 ¼” high (for one pair)
Condition: Excellent, minor wear
A wooden shadow box containing a model 1908 Mercedes Grand Prix racecar figure, as well as newspaper articles, race flags, spark plug and other items pertaining to that particular race car. The items inside seem to be old but the wooden case would suggest a 50's time period of construction. This box measures approx. 20-1/2 " long x 11" height. There are some dings in the edges of the box but the glass and interior are in perfect shape.
Gatefold, a page larger than the others in a magazine or book,bound so it could be unfolded and opened out like a gate. Well that is a dictionary definition, but the reality was a little different. Esquires gatefolds for the most part used only two pages, unlike Playboy's centerfold that uses three pages of the centerfold. The benefit of Esquires approach is no staple holes in the picture, only a page fold...
Early to Mid 29TH Century Pair of Wonderful Architectural Columns Engravings. No doubt these were part of a large set. Very nicely framed. Size of each frame is 18 1/2" X 21". One framed is titled DV PORTIQVE DV PANETHEON A ROME and the other is titled DV TEMPLE DE VESTA A ROME. Both are matted nicely and the framing quality is Excellent.
A black and silver metal mesh evening bag, 1930's, probably French. Zig-Zag pattern, lock with chain and a transparent glass bead, White, ring-shaped plastic handle. Length:"8 ¾/ 22 cm. Condition: fine.