All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1970 item #1417278 (stock #804)
Beautifully styled mid-century Danish Modernist cocktail shaker. Mid-strainer section as well as jigger cap have a stepped design. A dolphin-form finial upon the top completes the design. Made in Denmark circa 1960. 9 1/2" H.
Art Deco bowl designed by the well-known New Zealand designer, Keith Murray. The stepped, footed bowl with geometric border, in Murray's signature, architectural form, was made by Mappin & Webb circa 1932. Murray created designs for Mappin & Webb as well as Wedgwood and others in the Art Deco era. Ideal size for olives and cherries at the bar. Firm's marks beneath. 1 3/4" H., 4 3/4" W.
Handsome English antique sterling- silver-mounted flask. Bound with crocodile, the flask has a drinking cup with gilded interior which slips off for convenience. Cap is threaded to turn and lock into place. A bayonet hinge keeps the cap from detaching. Hallmarks: James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield 1912. 3 3/8" W., 5 5/8" H.
Antique sterling silver whistle with a ribbed pattern. The Victorian-era example, with its chatelaine ring, is fully functioning. Hallmarks: Francis Webb, Birmingham 1894. 1 7/8" L.
Lovely tray made by the well-regarded Argentor workshop of Vienna circa 1900. The silvered high Art Nouveau borders are reticulated with rambling florals and vines. The footed, rounded form has a decorated, etched glass surface to complete the design. Signed beneath. Argentor was located in Wimbergerstrasse and was founded by Ernst Russ and Adolf Wilhelm Hetzel.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1940 item #1416706 (stock #802)
Classic design cocktail shaker is enhanced with incised, banded detail. The British design, with its rolled edge jigger cap and strainer section, was made in England circa 1930's. 8" H.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1940 item #1416704 (stock #803)
A concentrically stepped Art Deco jigger top cap crowns the top of the elegant cocktail shaker. Complementing incised bandings are upon the mid-strainer section. Made by the Elkington workshop in Birmingham circa 1930. 8" H.
Enameled and silvered mechanical tongs. Sky blue enamel has an engine-turned pattern beneath. Used for ice or olives, when impressed, plunger-form mechanism opens bottom claws for grasping. Nice quality and design. Made in Norway circa 1930's. 9 1/4" L.
Oval marquis-form snuff box with enamel top. Green enamel is over a waving, radiating engine-turned pattern. Gilded interior. Hallmarks: Mappin & Webb, Birmingham 1912. 5/8" H., 1 1/4" W., 2 1/9" L.
Art Deco, geometrically stylized Ric & Rac terrier salt cellars. Based upon cartoon canines by illustrator Paul Abraham (1898-1933), known as Pol Rab, Ric was a Scottish Terrier and Rac, a Wire-Hair Terrier. Each stunningly whimsical dog faces its bowl-form salt cellar with Baccarat crystal liner. Made by Christofle in France circa 1931. Firm's marks beneath each. 3 1/4" L., 2 1/4" H. seated; 3 1/2" L., 2" H. standing
Sterling silver candle snuffer with a distinct Danish influence. Its handle has a curving blossom-form mount. The snuffer is designed to pivot for practical function. Made by the Webster Silver Co. of Connecticut circa 1940's. 8 3/4" L.
Sterling silver Art Deco concentrically stepped design condiments consisting of a salt cellar, pepperette and mustard pot with their cobalt crystal liners. Each hallmarked: Adie Bros., Birmingham 1934. Two English silver spoons. 1 1/4" H. salt, 1 3/4" H. mustard, 2 5/8" pepperette
Whimsical cocktail picks, each in the form of a whisky bottle, complete with label. Picks rest within a stand that lifts from a cocktail- shaker-form holder. A penguin finial completes the design. The set-of-eight picks was made in Germany circa 1940's. 4 1/2" H.
Lovely Art Nouveau letters or stationery box has its original fitted wooden interior. Extensive Art Nouveau whiplash, foliates and scenic designs are in relief on the silvered, hinged-top form. Made in England circa 1900. 3 1/2" D., 9" L. 5 3/4" H.
Steuben Cluthra vase in amethyst. Nice example with a gradation of color as well as radiating bubbles. Amethyst becomes more intense at edge of bubbles. Frederick Carder's classic form number 2683 as illustrated in "The Glass of Frederick Carder," page 268. Signed beneath with Steuben Fleur-de-lis mark. Circa 1920's. 10 1/2" H., 9" W.
Lovely Art- Deco-design vesta, or matchbook case, with a radiating, sun-wave pattern upon both sides. The hinged case has a button that impresses to allow opening. These cases are now popular as travel photo holders. Hallmarks: John Henry Wynn, Birmingham 1925. 1 3/4" W., 2 3/8" L.
Extraordinary Art Nouveau design. A scarce example of a bat-form pendant from the famous Charles Horner workshop in sterling and enamel. A detailed pattern in the silver wings and body is seen beneath the enamel work. Cobalt blue, along with lustrous turquoise and aqua greens, define the design. Further enamel is found upon a rising triangular form above the pendant as well as on a complementing suspension. A similar example is pictured in "Charles Horner of Halifax," page 94. Hallmarks: Charles Horner, Chester 1909. 2 1/2" L. with suspended enamels.
Pail-form ice cooler has a pivoting bale handle. The Art Deco design is adorned with banded detail. The cooler retains its original decoratively pieced ice drainer. Made by Elkington in Birmingham circa 1930. 5 3/4" W., 4 7/8" H., 7 1/2" H. to handle