Aqua enamel and sterling silver handle magnifier. Engine-turned pattern beneath enamel work. Hallmarks: John H. Potter, Sheffield 1904. 3" W., 7" L.
Stunning high Art Nouveau wine bottle stand. Reticulated whiplash Art Nouveau florals and vines ramble about the form. Pinched wave edges complete the design, which is supported by a raised bevel foot. Made in Germany circa 1900. 3 1/8": H., 4 3/8" W.
Lovely Art Deco-era, hexagonal-form pill box. The box, with gilded interior, has a central basket of florals as well as foliate detail upon the sides. Marks for 800 fine silver. Made in Germany circa 1920. 1 1/8" W., 1 5/8" L.
Lovely antique butterfly brooch, the wings lushly enameled in royal blue with a green body. Additional highlights are present in red and green. A detailed, butterfly-wing pattern is found beneath the enamel work. Made by John Atkins & Sons, well-known for their fine silver and enamel jewelry. Fully hallmarked : John Atkins, Birmingham 1915. 1 1/4" x 5/8".
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.
Stunning Secession design. The body of the copper wine or Champagne cooler is hammered. The brass top with its openwork patterns has Secession florette, as well as geometric forms. Energetic flanking brass handles have a central bead element. Made in Germany circa 1905. 9 3/4" H., 11" W.
Modernist cocktail mixer designed by Carl Conrad Braun for the International Silver Co. circa 1940. From a group of designs created by Braun known as the Tropical Line. The designs evoked Scandinavian influence or incorporated tropical forms. Retains its original pineapple-finial- and leaf- paddle-form mixing spoon. An example of this elegant mixer, with stepped base and rounded Modernist lines, was featured in the exhibit "Modernism in American Silver" curated by the Dallas Museum of Art. Pictured in the book associated with the exhibition culled from the museum's permanent collection, page 146. 11" H.
Fine Art Nouveau silver and enamel brooch with two large, heart-shape foliates in lush blue-to-green enamels. The hearts are surrounded by additional stylized foliates in relief. The firm, founded by Ernest Murrle of Pforzheim and J.B. Bennett of London, was active 1896-1914, creating Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts design jewelry. The works were often sold by Liberty & Co. in London at turn-of-the-century. Signed with the workshop's MBCo logo along with silver mark. Made in Pforzheim circa 1900. 3/4" W., 1 5/8" L., 2 7/8" L. with pin.
Set of three gun- shell-form cocktail jiggers, each engraved: "Big Shot" (2-oz.); "Just A Shot" (1 /1/2-oz.); and, "Little Shot" (1-oz.). Each silvered jigger is gilded upon the bottom as well as within. Made in Italy circa 1930's.
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Nice quality British cocktail shaker made by Mappin & Webb of London & Sheffield circa 1930's. The interior houses a prong-form citrus piercer. 7 1/2" H. ***Long established as a leading specialist in finest quality period Art Deco era cocktail shakers – from classic to figural forms- Over 75 examples in our stock at all times – Many not listed on our site.***
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1940 item #1379488 (stock #696)
Architectural, ridged elements adorn this rounded, Modernist-form Danish cocktail shaker. A ball-mounted cap completes the design of the stunning interpretation. Made in Denmark circa 1930's. 9" H. ***Long established as a leading specialist in finest quality period Art Deco era cocktail shakers – from classic to figural forms- Over 75 examples in our stock at all times – Many not listed on our site.***
Lovely double-end silver egg cup decorated with detailed panels depicting open-winged eagles and florettes. Stamped 1st standard Minerva mark for 950 Fine Silver along with maker mark. France circa 1890. 1 5/8" W., 2" H.
Simply beautiful American Arts & Crafts sterling silver tea strainer. The bold design with its hammered handle has rivet-and-strapwork in relief upon the top. The strainer, with workshop marks for the Frank Whiting Co., is influenced by the Shreve & Co. silver 14th Century Crusader pattern. Massachusetts circa 1910. 2 7/8" W., 5 7/8" L.
Fine quality, heavy sterling silver double "cock"-tail jigger. Both jiggers have a detailed, hand-engraved rooster, or cockerel. Made by the highly collected Sanborn's silver workshop circa 1960. The well-known studio was founded by Frank and Walter Sanborn in Mexico City circa 1903. 3 7/8" H.
Lovely design. Modernist silver bottle opener fashioned with detailed pendant grapes and leaves in relief. Opener segment is steel. Made by the Carl M. Cohr silver workshop of Denmark circa 1960's. Workshop marks as well as 830 Fine Silver stamp. 1 1/2" W., 3 1/2" L.
Lovely old Sheffield plate wine funnel with a gadroon-wave border. The hand-pierced strainer completes the design and detaches for cleaning. Sheffield circa 1830. 3 1/2" W., 5" L.
Unusual equestrian snuff box made by the well-regarded Unger Bros. workshop of Newark, New Jersey circa 1900. The sterling silver box, with a detailed jumping horse and rider in relief upon its top, is gilded within. A fine example for the collector of antique equestrian items. 3/4" H., 2" W.
Beautifully stylized Danish sterling silver spill jigger. The elegant form, with its looped handle and an applied pendant grape cluster, was made by Aage Weimar in Denmark circa 1960. A fine, scarce example. Weimar, the son of the famous silver designer Evald Nielsen, opened his workshop in Copenhagen in 1936 and was active until mid-1960's. 4 3/4" L.