Antique Silver toothpick or cocktail stick holder, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, circa 1850. The holder in the form of a continental livery uniformed male figure holding an open umbrella with pierced holes for toothpicks or cocktail sticks. The holder on knopped stem and square pierced foliage and wriggle work base with four turned paw feet supports. Marks in base, 10 and maker’s mark A over JM and S within lozenge. for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...
A spirited Art Deco cocktail picks set with a painted metal saxophone player. The figure, with his red hat and bow tie, holds a brass painted sax as he faces a holder with six red-top-mounted cocktail picks. All are mounted on a macassar wood base. The narrative set was most likely made by Sudre, known for unusual figural cocktail accoutrements. France circa 1930's. 5 1/8" L., 4 1/4" H.
Whimsical silver jigger with enamel stoplights to direct you. Green-Go, Yellow-Caution, Red-Stop. Made in Rhode Island by the Alvin Silver Co. circa 1960's. 2 1/2" H.
A tankard-, or stein-form holder houses Bakelite-cherry cocktail picks. The set-of-six picks rests within their own stand which lifts out of the tankard. Nice example for the collector of unusual cocktail picks sets. Made in England circa 1930's. 4 1/2" H.
Two stoneware tiles from the “Fritte” range, designed by Aldo Londi and produced by Bitossi in the 1950s for Illums Bolighus, famous design department store in Copenhagen. Impressed fish motif with fused glass – Italian “fritte” – one in Rimini Blu, the other a light olive green. Aldo Londi was the artistic leader of Bitossi. Both tiles marked Illums Bolighus and 715 B (one) and 724A (the other)...
Aldo Londi for Bitossi: a circular stoneware bowl, covered all over with Lava glaze, full of “volcanic” effects in intense shades of yellowish-green and orange. This pattern is also seen in vases, boxes etc. from Bitossi. Aldo Londi was the artistic leader of this renown Italian ceramic company. Marked 3030/564 (?) and Italy. Diameter "8 ½ / 21.5 cm, height "1 ¾ / 4.5 cm. Condition: fine.
Aldo Londi for Bitossi: a massive stoneware vase, thinly applied glaze to the exterior a rhombic pattern of in orange and yellow with “volcanic” effects, and a glossy glaze to the interior. Aldo Londi was the artistic leader of Bitossi, the renowned Italian ceramic company. Marked 3030/537 and Italy. Height "7/ 18 cm. Condition: a few glaze flakes to the mouth rim (cf. pics).
Two stoneware vases by Bruno Gambone, one rounded, a jar, and one rectangular, a bottle vase. Both glazed in light grey with “volcanic” pinholes, the jar partly brown-glazed. Both signed Gambone, Italy. Height "4/ 10 cm (jar) and "5/ 12.8 cm (bottle vase). Condition of both vases: fine.
A stoneware pitcher made up by a tall and narrow cylinder and a semispherical shape, united by a circular handle. Greige and matte glaze with pin holes and other “volcanic” effects, the inside white and glossy. Illegible signature under the glaze, possibly for Bruno Gambone Italy. Height "7/ 18 cm. Condition: fine.
Wonderful colorless bulbous Steuben cologne bottle, shape 3404, with amethyst cintra rim at the top and having the original amethyst cintra petal stopper. The bottle is unsigned and is 3 3/4 inches in diameter and stands 5 inches tall with the stopper. There is a large polished pontil mark.
Wonderful “Morning glory” compote by Libbey-Nash. The purple bowl with opalescent stripes is supported on a colorless stem and foot. The foot is signed on the polished pontil mark with the circular Libbey signature. The compote was manufactured as one of the items of the 1930-1932 Libbey Nash art glass line and is 6 3/4 inchs tall and 7 inches in diameter...
Traditional sterling silver porringer. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1920. Round bowl with straight sides and open and scrolled tree handle. The classic model and perfect baby gift. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, pattern no. 5796D, and director’s letter m. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 1 3/8 x W 6 5/8 x D 4 1/2 in. Weight: 8 troy ounces. #BV574
Set of 12 Modern sterling silver goblets. Made by Wallace in Wallingford, Conn. Each: Bell-form bowl with upward tapering stem and round and raised foot. A classic design that make’s any occasion special. Fully marked including maker’s stamp and no. 14. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 6 3/4 x D 3 1/2 in. Total weight: 65.5 troy ounces. #BV554
Pair of Midcentury Modern sterling silver candlesticks. Each: Tapering column with urn socket on base with low-relief with flowers between beaded borders; foot round and raised. Marked “Sterling / Columbia / Weighted”. Columbia Silver Co. was a Brooklyn maker active in the 1950s and ’60s. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 8 7/8 x D 3 1/2 in. #BV717
Art Deco sterling silver baby cup, ca 1920. Gently curved and tapering sides with scroll bracket handle. Acid-etched frieze with stubby-legged toddlers exploring the shrubbery. Arbor has vacant center for engraving. Interior gilt washed. Fully marked including no. 300 and maker’s stamp for Matthews Co. (later Hickok-Matthews Co.) in Newark. Very good condition with strong definition.
Dimensions: H 3 1/4 x W 4 1/2 x D 3 1/8 in. Weight: 3.5 troy ounces. #BV625
Plymouth sterling silver water pitcher. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1921. Tapering and paneled ovoid body, reeded helmet mouth, capped scroll bracket handle, and stepped oval foot. A fine piece in the classic pattern. Fully marked including maker's stamp, no. A2788, date symbol, and volume (3 3/8 pints). Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 10 1/8 x W 9 1/2 x D 4 3/4 in. Weight: 25 troy ounces. #BV616
Midcentury Modern sterling silver box. Rectangular with straight sides and crisp corners. Cover hinged and gently curved with overhanging wraparound rim. Box interior cedar lined and partitioned. Fully marked including no. 455 and stamp for Andrew Taylor, a Newark maker active from ca 1930s to 1970s. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 2 x W 7 1/2 x D 3 1/2 in. Gross weight: 12 troy ounces. #BV405
Pair of Midcentury Classical sterling silver candlesticks. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1949. Tapering column on round and gently raised foot. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, pattern no. 23282 (first produced in 1949), and director’s letter M (1947-56). Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 8 x D 3 7/8 in. Total weight: 13.5 troy ounces. #BV636