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.
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.
Classic Art Deco wine or Champagne cooler, made by the WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1930's. The Modernist-form cooler has semicircular, concentrically stepped Art Deco handles. 8 1/8" H., 9 1/2" W. to handles
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.
Whimsical English mid-century pepper grinder in the form of a Champagne bottle. Turn the cork top of bottle, which is engraved "Champagne Poivre," to grind. Made in England circa 1950's. 5 1/2" H.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1940 item #1369043 (stock #648)
Bold French Art Deco cocktail shaker. Contoured form widens toward the top with a concentrically stepped strainer section. A jigger top cap has a complementing step element. France circa 1930's. 8 3/4" 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 1950 item #1357215 (stock #615)
Mid-century Bauhaus-influence cocktail shaker. Unusual pattern with three rows of concentrically graduated strainer holes. Made in Germany for the Towle Co. of Massachusetts, circa 1940. 8 3/8" H. ***Long established a a leading specialist in finest quality 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.***
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.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1950 item #1357145 (stock #614)
Impeccable quality and design. Elegantly stylized French Art Deco cocktail shaker with indented banding about the circumference accented by additional incised bands. A rounded, stepped cap completes the form. The interior houses a citrus reamer with an elaborate strainer section with pierced flowers. Made in France circa 1930's. 8 1/2" H. ***Long established a a leading specialist in finest quality 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.***
Stunning design! Wine or Champagne cooler with bold, triple-loop handles upon the sides. Six rows of banded detail further complement the design. Made in France circa 1930's. 8" H., 9 1/8" W. to handles
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.***
This rare dog's head form jigger, known as the Bar Hound, rests upon its accompanying drinks pourer with original cork. The whimsical jigger is designed to stand upright on the dog's nose and ears, then ready for filling up to the 1- or 2-oz. increments marked on the side. Made in Connecticut by Napier circa 1930's. This American workshop created some of the most unusual collector-caliber cocktail accessories and shakers, including the famous figural penguin. 3" W., 2" H. jigger; 7 1/4" L. pourer
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.
Stunning Art Deco wine, or Champagne cooler. The geometrically paneled form has dual incised bandings about its circumference. Bold, high Art Deco handles with angular stylized florals in relief adorn the sides. Made in France circa 1925. 7 3/4" H., 10" W. to handles
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.
Very fine quality wine or Champagne cooler. The Art Deco form, with its concentrically stepped design, was made by the Christofle workshop in France circa 1930's. Geometric, flanking handles complete the handsome cooler. 8 1/4" H., 9" W. to handles
Designed to accommodate two bottles, the elongated, quatrefoil form was made by WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) in Germany circa 1930's. The cooler is attached to its own stand and has a bale handle for carrying ease. Fine quality and a difficult-to-find size. Firm's marks at base edge. 7" W., 12 1/4" L., 28" H. to handle
Silvered Art- Deco-era cocktail tray floats above round footed supports. Each corner has an Art Deco fanning foliate in high relief along with gadroon-edge detail. Made by Roberts & Belk of Sheffield circa 1930. 3/4" H., 10 3/8" square