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All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1236056
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$225.00
A nice sterling silver double jigger with a turned ebony handle. The jigger has a smaller and a larger cup, each in bell form. The jigger is marked by Edward San Giovanni, who worked in Ridgefield, CT during the 1940s and 50s.

Origin: America, ca. 1950. Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms. Dimensions: 2-13/16 in high; 5-1/8 in long. Weight: 38.8 gr.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1920 item #1236046
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$795.00
A beautiful Art Deco cameo glass perfume bottle and dresser jar with cranberry-colored stylized poppies against a frosted clear background. The cameo design is accented with cut details on the shoulder and hollow-blown stopper of the bottle and on the cover of the jar. Both pieces are marked with the acid-etched signature "Cristal Nancy France." The bottom of the perfume is engraved with an identifying number that matches the number of the stopper, indicating the stopper is original.

Cristalleries de Nancy was established in 1921 and after winning the gold medal at the 1925 Art Deco Exhibition in Paris, it became the primary challenger to Daum during the Art Deco era. Perfume bottles and dresser accessories were its specialty. The company closed in 1934.

Origin: France, 1921-34. Condition: excellent; jar has no issues; the stopper of the bottle has a miniscule flake on one facet. Dimensions: bottle, 6-1/2 in. tall; jar, 3-1/4 in. tall x 3 in. diameter.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Art Glass : Pre 1980 item #1235023
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An interesting lampwork glass paperweight pendant by Millville, NJ artisan Pete Lewis. The design features a pair of lampwork roses of the “swirl” type seen in early Kaziun and early Banford roses. The flowers, on green stems are placed against a dark blue aventurine background. The glass is backed with a gold-toned disk with a bail. The back is signed “Pete Lewis” in script.

Origin: America, ca. 1970. Condition: excellent, all original. Dimensions: diameter, 32 mm (1-3/16 in).

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #1227538
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$295.00
A rare Art Deco sterling silver cocktail shaker spoon/stirrer by R. Blackinton & Co. The spoon is engraved on one side with the recipe for a Manhattan on one side of the paddle and a Martini on the other. The twist handle finishes in a simple ball finial. Fully hallmarked.

Origin: America, ca. 1930. Condition: excellent. Size: 10" long. Weight: 29.9 grams.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1227536
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$165.00
A classic sterling silver double jigger, the stem enhanced with incised lines. The jigger is marked "Sterling".

Origin: America, ca. 1960. Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms. Size: 3-5/16" tall. Weight: 55.9 grams.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1940 item #1227535
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$180.00
A rare silverplate cocktail recipe disk by Napier. The silverplate case holds a celluloid dial that can be rotated to show printed recipes for twenty classic cocktails. A jump bail allows the disk to be hung by a chain around a cocktail shaker or decanter. The rim is marked "Napier Pat. Pend." We've never seen this particular Napier design before.

Origin: America, ca. 1935. Condition: very good, very minor plating wear as is typical of Napier pieces. Dimensions: 2" diameter.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1940 item #1227528
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$295.00
A complete set of six stacking chrome cocktail or canape plates designed by Lurelle Guild for the Chase Company. Each of the plates has an indented ring in which the foot of a cocktail glass fits perfectly, and an aerodynamic wing that serves as a handle. In advertising the plates, Chase said "With this smart looking canape plate, you can hold a cocktail, a canape and a cigarette in one hand and shake hands with other." Curiously, set of these plates are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Yale University Art Gallery, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Origin: America, 1934-41. Condition: excellent, normal surface wear consistent with age and use, no plating damage. Size: 6-1/4" diameter, excluding handle.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Pre 1940 item #1226350
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A very rare "Cheerio" cocktail shaker in ruby glass with its original chrome top and recipe holder. The recipe holder contains a series of twelve cards that illustrate recipes for different cocktails. The recipes are far more varied than most recipe shakers, and include directions for a Hula-Hula, Princesse,Bamboo, Blackthorn and Aldo-Tropical. The cards have a patent date of 1934.

Origin: America, ca. 1934. Condition: recipe cards have water staining; the pour cap has a 1/4" split and the lid has a 1/4" ding; the bottom edge of the glass has a 5/8" flake that can be quite successfully hidden under the chrome recipe holder. Size: 11" tall.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1225291
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$295.00
A sterling silver figural jigger in the form of an 18th century Colonial tankard by Tiffany & Co. The jigger measures 1-1/2 oz. The bottom is marked "Tiffany & Co./2419/Sterling".

Origin: America,ca. 1950. Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms. Size: 1-7/8" tall. Weight: 41.0 grams.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1940 item #1225285
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$295.00
A distinctive and very uncommon Art Deco figural jigger in the form of an English riding boot (variously called a jockey, field or paddock boot). The details of the design such as the pull straps and seams are picked out in a raised design. The jigger is silver plated and is extremely heavy for its size, indicating that its made of a high quality white bronze rather than a simple base metal. The boot's sole is marked "Made In England/Silver Plated/Approx 1-1/2 oz"

Origin: England, ca. 1930. Condition: excellent, extremely minor wear to plating. Size: 3-7/16" tall; 2-3/4" toe to heel.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1940 item #1225284
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$175.00
A superb set of four Art Deco chrome shot glasses, each with a different color of opaque enamel at the rim, enclosed in a fitted leather case by Newey. Newey was a major English maker of leather goods and a supplier to top-level retailers such as Harrod's. The case is embossed with Newey's logo and each of the shot glasses is marked "Made In Germany."

Origin: Germany/England, ca. 1930. Condition: virtually mint; no dings, no scrapes to the leather. Size: shot glasses, 1-3/4" tall; case, 2-11/16" tall.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1225281
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$225.00
A very nice sterling silver double jigger with bell-form cups joined by a twisted stem by Reed & Barton. The jigger has substantial weight a generous size. Fully hallmarked by Reed & Barton.

Origin: America, ca. 1950. Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms. Size: 4-1/2". Weight: 89.6 grams.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #1225279
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$225.00
A handsome sterling silver Art Deco double jigger by Thomae & Co. Each cup is simply enhanced with a single raised band for Art Deco austerity. The rim is fully hallmarked.

Origin: America, ca. 1935. Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms. Size: 3-3/4" tall. Weight: 60.7 grams.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #1225278
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$165.00
A classic figural sterling silver thimble jigger by Thomae & Co. The rim is engraved "Only A Thimble Full." The interior retains its original gilding. Several companies made variations of this jigger, but those by Thomae are among the best due to their superior weight and workmanship. This particular example is several grams heavier than most Thomae thimbles.

Origin: America, ca. 1935. Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms. Size: 1-15/16" tall. Weight: 45.8 grams.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1930 item #1221007
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$125.00
A vintage Austrian silver stopper for a wine bottle or decanter, the finial constructed from a coin known as the “Maria Theresa Thaler”. These coins were first minted during the reign of the Empress Maria Theresa, mother of Marie Antoinette. The front depicts Maria Theresa and the back features the imperial Hapsburg double eagle arms. The abbreviated Latin inscription reflects her full title, “Maria Theresa, by grace of God, Empress of the Romans, Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, Archduchess of Austria, Duchess of Burgundy, Countess of Tyrol” and includes her personal motto, “Justice and Clemency.” When the Empress died in 1780, the date on the coin was fixed in perpetuity. The coin had a very reliable silver content and became one of the most accepted coins for international trade—especially in the Middle East, Africa and parts of Asia. It ceased to be used as legal tender in the Austrian empire in 1857, but continued to be minted for international trading purposes. The coin used for this stopper has characteristics usually associated with early 20th century examples, and the hallmark on the stopper’s collar is that used in Vienna after 1922.

Origin: Austria, ca. 1930. Condition: excellent, sharp detail, all original; note that the cork is too wide to fit a wine bottle, but could be shaved down to fit. Size: 2-1/4” from bottom edge of silver collar to the top of the coin; 1-5/8” wide across the coin. Weight: 45.0 grams.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1980 item #1214518
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A sterling silver letter opener and magnifying glass in the shape of a large pair of scissors by Tiffany & Co. The magnifying lens is inset into the smaller of the two handles. The letter opener is marked “Tiffany & Co./925”.

Origin: America, ca. 1980. Condition: excellent, no dings, no monograms. Size: 7-3/8” long. Weight: 83.3 grams.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1960 item #1214515
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A classic Art Deco figural cocktail shaker in the form of traditional milk can by Reed & Barton. The “Milk Can” was introduced in 1959 and came in two sizes, with the 32-ounce size retailing for $35. This shaker was a luxury product and was made with Reed & Barton’s highest quality plating. The bottom is stamped “Reed & Barton/27/32 oz.” It also retains the original paper lable.

Origin: America, ca. 1959. Condition: near mint, no dings or scratches. Size: 9-1/2” tall.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1214509
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A sterling silver vermouth dispenser in the form of a watering can by Cartier. When tipped, the dispenser lightly sprinkles just a drip of vermouth into the glass for the perfect martini. The bottom is marked “Sterling” and is signed “Cartier”. These watering cans were made for Cartier’s New York flagship store.

Origin: America, ca. 1955. Condition: excellent. Size: 3” tall. Weight: 48.8 grams.