Unusual French silver tastevin, or wine taster, fashioned by a skilled silversmith from a 5-franc coin. The rim of the hand-hammered bowl, made from the actual edge of the coin, reads, "Dieu Protege La France" (God Protect France). The base of the tastevin is set with a 1919 1-franc coin and the handle is fashioned from a 1916 50-centimes coin. Nice example for the collector, circa 1920. 2" W., 2 3/4" L.
Unusual set-of-six cocktail picks, each mounted with an actual sixpence silver coin. The coins each have a profile of King George V upon the front. Two dated 1921 and two dated 1922 have a rampant lion on reverse; one dated 1928 and one dated 1929 have oak leaves on reverse. Coins are mounted upon long, twist-stem cocktail picks. Each stamped with 830 silver fineness. 5" L. each pick.
Fine quality silver cocktail spoon made by Carl M. Cohr in Denmark circa 1930's. The highly regarded workshop was founded in Fredericia by the father Ditlev Madsen Cohr. Ball finial rising above a pierced loopwork crown, patinated within. 12" L.
A scarce example of this chromium Art Deco cocktail shaker with a recipe dial design upon its shoulder section. Fitted with an outer top sleeve that turns to reveal different cocktail recipes. The recipes include Side Car, Stinger, Manhattan, Horse's Neck and so on. The recipes still have their red enameling intact. Made by the Keystone Co., American circa 1930's. 11 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 ***
Art Deco-era silvered pewter letter opener made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1925. A detailed, cast dog's head adorns the top of the opener blade. Signed with WMF mark upon dog's collar. 9 3/8" L.
Impeccable design! The lobed creamer and sugar are distinctly influenced by Josef Hoffmann. They have hand-hammered detail and rest upon their original oval tray with its complementing, hammered, rising border. All pieces have rolled rims, a sign of quality. Each is signed by the Wilkens & Sohne silver workshop of Bremen-Hemelingen, Germany. Each consecutively numbered 7173, 7174 and 7175, along with 830 Fine Silver marks; circa 1929. Examples of Wilkens works are represented in the collection of the Brohan Museum in Berlin. 6 1/4" W., 9 1/8" L. tray; 2 1/8" H. sugar; 2 5/8" H. creamer
Stunning design, purely Danish in form. Silver cufflinks with a reticulated, stylized floral in a distinct Georg- Jensen-influence design. Made by the well-regarded Eiler & Marloe workshop in Copenhagen circa 1950's. Stamped firm's marks along with 830 fine silver marks. 5/8" W., 7/8" L.
Striking Modernist design! Beautifully crafted, hammered silver, shallow bowl or tray. The rounded, rectangular form rises slightly and has two cylindrical handles. Made by the Wilkens & Sohne silver workshop in Bremen-Hemelingen, Germany, circa 1935. Examples of the Wilkens works of this genre are in the collection of the Brohan Museum in Berlin. Ideal form and proportion for function as a condiment bowl or card tray. Impressed marks beneath for 830 Fine Silver as well as workshop marks. 5/8" H., 4 3/8" W., 5 1/2" L.
Hagenauer patinated brass horse-and-rider bookends in the stylized form for which this Austrian workshop is so well-known. The animated subject, along with a flower, is set upon a scallop-front base. Each stamped "Made in Austria" and pictured in "Werkstatte Karl Hagenauer Wien VII," an early catalogue, page 13. Made circa 1928. 4 7/8" W., 3 3/8" D., 4 7/8" H.
A fine example for the collector of rare bottle openers. The nickel-plated bronze Cubist cockatiel is signed Bizette. The stylized bird is fashioned with a curving neck and beak that form the opener. The noted sculptor Andre Bizzet-Lindet, France 1906-1988, studied under Bouchard at the Ecole Nationale de Beaux Arts in Paris, winning numerous awards. He is known among Art Deco enthusiasts for his stylized, Cubist animal sculptures. Stamped Made in France; circa 1930. 4 1/4" L.
Bronze boy grasping an apple. Sweetly sculpted with a scarf about his neck and wearing a knit cap. Olive-brown patina with a contrasting gold patina upon the face and hand. Signed A. Titze upon the reverse. The artist was active in Vienna from 1900-1920 creating detailed figures of harlequins, animals and children. The bronze stands upon a variegated caramel-tone marble base. 6 1/4" H.
Whimsical chromium golf- club-form mixer, or stirrer. Made by the Chase Co. in Connecticut and bears the firm's centaur mark, circa 1930's 7 3/8" L.
Tiffany Studios gilded bronze Zodiac pattern calendar frame. The frame, in the larger of two sizes it was made in, depicts signs of the zodiac in relief. Impressed marks upon the back, Tiffany Studios, New York, 1943. An example is pictured in Tiffany Desk Sets, by Holland, page 32. 7 1/8" H., 8 1/8" W.; 3 3/4" H., 4 3/4" W. photo
Bronze sword-form letter opener created to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. One side of the hilt depicts floral symbols: thistle, Scotland; shamrock, Ireland; daffodil, Wales; rose, England. The reverse has symbols of the Commonwealth: kiwi, New Zealand; beaver, Canada; kangaroo, Australia; springbok, S. Africa. Has relief insignia ERII, Elizabeth Regina II. Hallmarks: Harry Atkin of Sheffield in 1953. 8 1/2" L.
Patinated bronze Scottish terrier by French sculptor Claude-Marie Devenet, born in Uchizy, France, in 1851. The detailed figure stands upon a black onyx base, signed upon the top. Devent was known for his dogs and other animal sculptures as well as Art Deco-era automobile mascots; France circa 1925. 4 1/4" L., 4 1/2" H.
Chromium dumbbell-form cocktail shaker has a cap and strainer that lift off of its top for filling with ingredients. Designed to stand upright on its footed base, it displays well in a collection. Great form to grasp and shake! American circa 1940. ***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.***
Bronze bottle opener mounted with a cast figural swan. The form is a fine example made by Richard Rohac (1906-1956) in Austria circa 1950. Rohac trained with Hagenauer prior to establishing his own metal workshop in 1932. He was well-known for creating stylized, Modernist figures of animals as well as other decorative sculpture. Signed beneath with the artist's backward/forward double "R" mark. 1 3/4" H., 3" L.
Fine in both quality and design. The tall, hand-hammered Chinese export silver shot glass has a detailed, hand-chased dragon applique that wraps about the circumference. A vacant medallion applique further enhances the design. Made by the Wing On silver workshop of Hong Kong circa 1920. 2 1/8" H.