Hawkes sterling silver cocktail bar spoon. New York, circa 1930's. 11" L. Details forthcoming...
Spiral-handled silver candle snuffer with a curving twisted stem. Marked "Handmade Sterling." American, circa 1940's. 6 1/2" L.
Set-of-six sterling silver rooster, or cockerel "cock"-tail picks, each with a detailed, gilded rooster finial. The rooster's tail is designed to rest upon and grasp the rim of the glass. Original satin- and- velvet-lined box. Circa 1930's. Each pick 3 5/16" L.
Each sterling silver "cock"-tail pick has a detailed rooster as its finial. Each is fully hallmarked: I.S. Greenberg, Birmingham 1937. Set-of-six in original fitted box. 2 7/8" L. each
Sterling silver cocktail spoon in the Royal Danish pattern made by the International Silver Company of Meriden Connecticut, c. 1939. Sculptural finial at top in the pattern's characteristic design. 12 1/2" L.
Lovely, finely crafted Modernist sterling silver water pitcher. The sleek form with its elegantly curving handle has a pouring lip with shield for pouring ease. Made in Taxco circa 1950's. Stamped with 925 Sterling as well as Perlita, retailer's mark. 10 1/4" H., 6" W. to handle
Sterling silver sword-form letter opener created to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. One side of the hilt depicts floral symbols: thistle, Scotland; shamrock, Ireland; daffodil, Whales; rose, England. The reverse has symbols of the Commonwealth: kiwi, New Zealand; beaver, Canada; kangaroo, Australia; springbok, S. Africa. Has relief insignia ER II, Elizabeth Regina II. Hallmarks: Sheffield 1953, Harry Atkin. 8 1/2" L.
Nice quality sterling silver Danish Modernist cufflinks. Squared pillow- top-form made by the renowned Copenhagen workshop of Anton Michelson circa 1950's. The workshop was founded in 1841. Maker marks upon each. 1/2" square
Sterling silver footed dish or bowl designed by Alphonse La Paglia for Georg Jensen, U.S.A. circa 1948. The oval-form bowl with applied blossom-and-bead detail rests upon a reticulated foliate-and-bead foot. The stunning form is among designs created by La Paglia for Jensen U.S.A. between 1948 and 1951. His design creations abruptly halted due to his untimely passing. 1 5/8" H., 3 3/4" W., 5" L.
Set-of-two sterling silver pickle or olive forks in original, fitted, velvet- and silk-lined box. Each fork, with its geometric stepped end, is hallmarked: J.B. Chatterley & Sons, Birmingham 1936. Bears retailer mark for David W. Corry Ltd. - Goldsmiths & Silversmiths. 4" L. each
Most unusual and whimsical Japanese sterling silver cocktail picks. Each pick mounted with a different figural element such as a fan, Buddha and pagoda. Each is fashioned as a bamboo stalk and has a clip to attach it to side of a Martini glass. Circa 1950's. 2 3/4" L. each.
Beautifully stylized Modernist sterling silver candleholders. Each undulating spiral wave support upholds two conical candle cups. The form rests upon ball supports with complementing Danish-inspired tri-ball elements on the silver spirals. Multiple marks on each holder: M.R.M. along with D. F. (Distrito Federal, which is Mexico City), and an eagle; circa 1950's. 5 1/2" H., 6" L.
Combination one- and two-ounce Modernist sterling cocktail jigger designed by Alphonse La Paglia. A native of Italy, La Paglia was commissioned to execute designs for Georg Jensen, USA. From 1948 to 1951 this jigger design was among other Modernist designs by La Paglia that were retailed by Jensen. His design creations abruptly halted in 1953 due to his untimely passing. Beautifully interpreted central, reticulated floral motif. 3 1/2" H.
Vienna Secession silver drinking cup or goblet by the well-regarded J.C. Klinkosch silver workshop in Vienna circa 1925-'30. The hammered, silver-footed goblet with a swirling, fluted knop upholding the cup was likely designed by Oswald Haerdtl. The artist, known for his distinct Vienna Secession forms, was an assistant to Josef Hoffmann. A beautiful, stylized applique monogram is upon one side. Impressed marks for 800 fine silver as well as workshop marks. Examples of Klinkosch works are found in the Brohan Museum in Berlin. 6 1/8" H.
Secession design silver vase by the Wilhelm Binder workshop of Schwabisch Gmund, Germany, circa late 1930's. The slender, lobed form has vertically lobed elements reminiscent of Josef Hoffman design. A footed base has marks for 925 sterling silver along with workshop marks. Examples of Binder's works are found in the collection of the Brohan Museum in Berlin. 7 3/4" H.
Art Deco sterling silver rectangular box. Hinged bevel-edge top is completely engine-turned. Wooden-lined. Hallmarks: Walker & Hall, Birmingham 1936. 1 3/4" H., 3 1/2" W., 6 5/8" L.
Sterling silver heavy quality tea strainer made by S. Kirk & Son. The repousee design is in their iconic floral pattern. Made by the famous Maryland silver workshop in Baltimore circa 1940. 6 1/2" L.
Sterling silver condiment set consisting of a mustard pot, salt cellar and pepperette. Elegant form with raised flower and stalk forms extending above the top of each condiment. Hallmarks: Walker & Hall, Sheffield 1947. Spoons: Thomas Hayes, Birmingham 1898. 1 5/8" H. salt, 2 1/2" H. mustard, 3 1/4" H. pepperette