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All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Art Glass : Pre 1960 item #1273298
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$2,250.00
A superb lampwork pansy and snake paperweight by Charles Kaziun, Jr. The design features two of Kaziun's most iconic design elements from the 1950s and 60s. The pansy is a beautiful indigo color with lampwork upper petals and millefiore cane lower petals. The snake is worked in orange and yellow stripes with a black head and bulging yellow eyes. The whole is set against an uncommon sulfur-yellow jasper ground and is finished with a 6/1 faceted design. A gold foil bee, serving as Kaziun's signature, appears on one of the pansy's leaves. A gold foil "K" appears underneath the ground.

Origin: America, ca. 1955. Condition: excellent, no chips or scratches. Dimensions: 2-5/8" diameter.

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 : 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 : Glass : American : Art Glass : Pre 1960 item #1213595
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$125.00
An attractive, colorful frit paperweight showing a pair of hearts shot through with an arrow and surrounded by a laurel wreath and the word "Friendship," all against a bright mottled umbrella ground. The pontil is ground and frosted. The glass is nicely free of striae and bubbles. The quality of workmanship is quite good, and the weight is certainly the handiwork of one of the better West Virginia glass makers, possibly Gentile.

Origin: America, ca. 1950. Condition: very good; extremely minor surface wear to crown. Dimensions: 3-1/4" diameter; 2" high.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Pre 1940 item #1172858
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$495.00
A beautiful set of six red-cut-to-clear cocktail glasses designed by Charles Graffart for Val St. Lambert. Graffart was one of the three designers chosen by Val to create their entire exhibit for the 1920 Exposition des Art Decoratifs. The austere angular cutting pattern works beautifully with the overlay.

Origin: Belgium, ca. 1930. Condition: excellent, no chips or cracks. Size: 2-3/4" tall.

NOTE: We also have a matching decanter, signed "Val St. Lambert", in green-cut-to-clear (Item #1093572). Together, they'd make a stunning Christmas decanter set!

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Pre 1960 item #1159076
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A rare vintage ruby glass cocktail in the form of a fire extinguisher. The side is silkscreened with instructions for use such as, “In emergencies charge with ingredients, shake well and dispense freely until conflagration is under control.” The shaker retains its original coppertone steel lid and interior strainer.

Origin: America, ca. 1950. Condition: excellent, no chips or cracks to glass, no splits to metal. Size: 11-1/2” tall.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Murano : Pre 1960 item #1094751
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A classic mid-20th century art glass cocktail shaker typical of works by Venini. The amethyst glass is decorated with white ribbon swirls twisting around the tapered sides of the shaker. The base is finished with an applied clear foot while the upper rim has a chrome collar that matches the chrome cap with ball finial. While it is without documentation, the design does seem somewhat reminiscent of those by Gio Ponti for Venini.

Origin: Italy, ca. 1955. Condition: no chips or cracks to glass, a couple of small dings on the ball finial. Size: 11" tall.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Pre 1950 item #1094750
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$235.00
A classic 1930's Art Deco figural glass and chrome cocktail shaker in the form of an hourglass. The design was conceived by The Maxwell-Phillip Co. and was marketed as the "Time For Cocktails" shaker.

Origin: America, ca. 1935. Condition: good, no chips or cracks to glass; two of the chrome rods have splits at the ends, but they don't affect functionality or overall appearance. Size: 9" tall.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Pre 1940 item #1093572
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A beautiful Art Deco green-cut-to-clear decanter designed by Charles Graffart for Val St. Lambert. The pyramidal shape capped by an inverted stopper is very linear and perfectly accents the austere overlay cutting pattern. The base is signed "Val St. Lambert" and the stopper is engraved with a number that matches the number inside the decanter's neck.

Origin: Belgium, ca. 1930. Condition: excellent, no chips or cracks. Size: 9-1/8" tall.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Bohemian : Pre 1930 item #1093544
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A very unusual Czech Art Deco cranberry glass cocktail shaker. The shaker’s sides are slightly flared and finished in a paneled design. The shoulders narrow in a stepped pattern toward the corked strainer covered by a domed glass lid. The polished, concave bottom of the shaker is acid-marked “Made In Czecho-Slovakia.” Overall, this is a particularly attractive colored glass shaker.

Origin: Czechoslovakia, ca. 1925. Condition: no chips or cracks; the interior has some mineral staining. Size: 10-1/2” tall.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Pre 1950 item #1093536
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A very nice cut crystal cocktail shaker in cobalt blue overlay. The design is a classic pattern of angular mitres emanating from oval printies. The shaker is acid-signed on the bottom "Japan". Cut glass in the Art Deco style was one of the industries established in Japan during the Occupation following World War II, and the products are always of fine quality that easily compete with European products of the same era. The shaker is completed with its original chrome plated top.

Origin: Japan, ca. 1947. Condition: excellent, no chips or cracks to the glass or metal. Size: 11" tall.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Pre 1940 item #833816
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$125.00
A very nice antique Chinese glass paperweight featuring a lampwork poinsettia. The bright red petals are arranged in a double row around a sulfur yellow millefiori center and are accented with a green stem and a pair of leaves. The Chinese copied this design from New England Glass Company paperweights of the 19th century. The glass in this example is relatively good quality, with only few small bubbles, and is considerably larger than many examples. The base is ground and polished concave.

Origin: China, ca. 1930. Condition: excellent, no chips, cracks or significant surface wear. Size: 3-1/4" diameter.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Bohemian : Pre 1940 item #814790
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$125.00
A pretty Art Deco cut glass perfume bottle with an intaglio stopper. The periwinkle blue body is cut in a diamond pattern, while the flat round stopper has lapidary cut edges and an intaglio four-leaf clover. The overall effect is very sweet. The flat base is acid-etched “Made in Czechoslovakia” inside an elongated oval.

Origin: Czechoslovakia, ca. 1920. Condition: excellent, no chips or cracks. Size: 3-3/4” tall.

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$295.00
An elegant Art Deco ruby glass cocktail shaker with sterling silver overlay in a grapevine pattern. The glass has a very intense ruby coloring, and the bottom has a polished pontil-a reliable sign of quality glass. Each side of the shaker is enhanced with a stylized grapevine motif worked in sterling silver overlay. The shaker is finished with a chrome-plated top.

Origin: America, ca. 1935. Condition: excellent, all original, no chips or cracks, no splits to metal. Size: 11-1/4".

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Bohemian : Pre 1940 item #633020
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$165.00
Intensely colored amethyst glass inkwell finished with a gilt brass collar. The severe cubic form is relieved by canted, curved corners. The base is acid-stamped "Made In Czecho-Slovakia", indicating a date between the World Wars.

Origin: Czechoslovakia, ca. 1930. Condition: excellent, all original, no chips or cracks. Size: 2" x 2" x 2".

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Pre 1960 item #560289
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$450.00
A very handsome cut crystal decanter in a most striking shade of green. The decanter, cut with vertical prisms, is very heavy and of the finest quality. The style is very similar to Moser’s post-war designs, and may in fact be by Moser, although it is unsigned.

Origin: Europe, ca. 1950. Condition: excellent, no chips or cracks. Size: 9-3/4” tall.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1920 item #440732
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$1,900.00
Very fine 12-piece liqueur set. Liqueur or cordial decanters are much less common than the larger wine decanters. The Art Deco design features tapering panels of cranberry glass separated by straight clear panels. The necks of the two decanters and the stems of the glasses are highlighted with notch cutting. Teh bases are star cut. The stoppers, alo notch cut, have blown teardrops. The glass is of very fine quality. Unsigned, attributed to St. Louis.

Origin: France, ca. 1920. Size: decanters, 12-3/4" tall; cordials, 5-1/2" tall. Condition: mint, except one cordial has what appears to be an internal stress crack (the glass is usable and the line is difficult to see and cannot be felt with a fingernail).

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Pre 1940 item #440659
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$495.00
Beautiful cranberry-cut-to-clear glass decanter. The generously-sized bottle has terrific color and very nice quality cutting of hobstars, strawberry diamond, and notched prism motifs. The stopper has a blown teardrop and is cut in a matching pattern. The bottom is cut with a full hobstar. The neck and stopper are engraved with matching numbers (signifying that this is the original stopper). The bottom is signed in script.

Origin: Belgium, ca. 1930. Condition: mint. Size: 16" tall.