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All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #1406220
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$395.00
A set of six sterling silver coffee spoons by Asprey & Co. Each spoon has a brownish-black bakelite “coffee bean”—a decorative device popular in England during the Art Deco period. Each spoon is fully hallmarked for Asprey, 1931. The spoons are presented in their original silk- and velvet-lined fitted box, the lid of which is imprinted “Asprey/166 Bond St/London”.
  • Origin: England, 1931.
  • Dimensions: spoons, 3 7/8" long.
  • Weight: 43.0 grams.
  • Condition: excellent, all original, no monograms; case is like new.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1940 item #1406003
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$165.00
A classic silverplated single-serving cocktail shaker by Napier in 1934 specifically to be sold at Saks Fifth Avenue. The shakers were made in two variations, one with a dial on the top indicating the type of cocktail within and this version, with the profile of a rooster on the lid. The shaker has a built-in strainer and pouring spout. When removed, the lid becomes a footed cocktail glass. The bottom of the shaker is stamped "Napier Pat. Pend."
  • Origin: America, ca. 1934.
  • Dimensions: 6 1/2" tall.
  • Condition: very good; light wear to plating as is typical of all Napier silverplated items; a pinpoint and a 1/4" ding to the side of the cap/cup.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1950 item #1405746
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$225.00
An elegant set of six sterling silver demitasse spoons by English silversmith William Suckling, Ltd. The handles are simply decorated with an acanthus bud. The bowls are slightly broader and more balloon-shaped than the typical demitasse spoon, so they could easily be used for delicate desserts. The set is presented in its original velvet- and silk-lined fitted case. Each spoon is fully hallmarked for the maker and for the year 1945. A set such as this must have quite the rare luxury in the final year of World War II.
  • Origin: London, 1945.
  • Dimensions: spoons, 3 13/16" long.
  • Weight: 58.2 grams.
  • Condition: both the spoons and case appear to be unused.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1930 item #1405744
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$450.00
An uncommon boxed set of twelve Art Deco sterling silver cocktail picks with red bakelite finials in the shape of maraschino cherries. The picks are presented in their original velvet and silk-lined fitted box. Each pick is marked “Sterling Silver”. It's quite rare to find a set of a dozen picks rather than the standard six.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1920.
  • Condition: picks are excellent; box shows expected wear for the age.
  • Dimensions: picks, 3” long.
  • Weight: 24.8 gr.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #1405567
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$1,250.00
A very fine Edwardian sterling silver powder box with guilloche enamel in translucent ivory. The lid is decorated with a elegantly colorful painted enamel bouquet of wildflowers tied with a blue ribbon and the sides with complementary floral sprigs. The gilt interior is stamped with Imperial Austrian hallmarks and the master silversmith's for Georg Adam Scheid. Scheid was a silversmith to the Imperial Family and was particularly known for beautiful enameled items such as boxes, compacts, parasol handles and miniature clocks. This box would make an elegant spot for jewelry or other small items.
  • Origin: Austria, ca. 1900.
  • Dimensions: 4 1/16" diameter; 1 5/8" high.
  • Condition: excellent, very minor surface wear visible upon close inspection in strong raking light.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1930 item #1405419
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$595.00
A delightful and very rare French Art Deco silverplate cocktail shaker with enamel recipe decoration by Deschamps Frères of Paris. The enameled decoration depicts a pair of scrolled documents with seals presenting recipes for “Torelli” and “Winter Palace” cocktails. Both are rather unusual variations on a classic martini. Adolphe Torelli was the barman at the famous Winter Palace Hotel in Nice. His book, “900 Recette de Cocktails et Boissons Américaines: Guide du Barman et du Gourmet Chic” (“900 Recipes for American Cocktails and Drinks: A Guide for the Bartender at the Stylish Gourmet”) was published in 1927. It was among the first important bartender’s books from the cocktail era. This shaker was likely produced just after the publication. Deschamps Frères opened in 1920 and was known at the time for its interesting enameled silverplate barware, but the items are quite rare today and the enamel is often in poor condition. The bottom is stamped with Deschamps’ maker’s mark.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1927.
  • Dimensions: 8-1/4” tall.
  • Condition: good; no dings; some yellow enamel loss; isolated pitting, light dulling and superficial scuffs to some areas of the plating.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1940 item #1405371
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$125.00
An elegant French Art Deco silverplate jigger in the form of a champagne bucket. The form is completed by a pair of spherical handles typical of champagne coolers of the era. The bottom is stamped with an illegible maker’s mark.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1930.
  • Dimensions: 1-7/8” diameter; 2” high.
  • Condition: excellent; no dings; a 2mm area of plating wear to the interior near the bottom.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1930 item #1403364
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A fascinating English Art Deco sterling silver hors d'oeuvre or dessert set cast and engraved with Egyptian motifs. This set is hallmarked for 1922—the year King Tut's tomb was discovered by English archaeologists in Egypt. Everything Egyptian suddenly became a design craze. This set features ornate depictions of everything Egyptian—the Step Pyramid of Zoser, a pharaoh wearing a nemes headdress, papyrus, lotus, ibis, Horus wings, and more! The spoons with the spade-shaped bowls are gilt, suggesting they were intended for use with salty foods that would tarnish bare silver. The spoons are presented in their original fitted case. Each spoon is stamped with Birmingham date marks for 1922 and the maker's mark for Levi & Salaman.
  • Origin: England, 1922.
  • Condition: excellent, no enamel damage, slight wear to gilding on spade-shaped spooons; case has slight spotting to lining, but otherwise superb.
  • Dimensions: oval spoons, 4-13/16"; spade spoons, 4".
  • Weight: 78.8 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1930 item #1403311
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$1,795.00
An extremely rare set of 12 sterling silver and enamel tea or coffee spoons from the "Cymric" line produced by Liberty & Co. in partnership with the Birmingham silversmith William Hair Haseler. The stems of the spoons have an incised trailing motif accented with translucent shaded enamels in blue and green. Only a few designers produced spoon designs for the Cymric line, and this style is typical of designs by Archibald Knox around 1910. Each spoon is fully stamped with Liberty’s hallmark and the city and date marks for Birmingham, 1927-8. The spoons are presented in their original silk-lined fitted case, the lid impressed with Liberty’s logo.
  • Origin: England, 1927.
  • Condition: excellent, no enamel damage, one spoon has a slight flattening at the very tip of the bowl; box in very good condition.
  • Dimensions: 4-3/8” long.
  • Weight: 148.4 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Pewter : Pre 1980 item #1402837
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$125.00
A boxed set of six pewter decanter labels or bottle tags for Scotch, bourbon, gin, vodka, brandy and sherry by Stieff for Historic Newport. Newport, RI was one of the most important pewter-making cities of Colonial America, and these tags are made according the 18th century models.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1976.
  • Condition: tags are excellent; box shows significant wear.
  • Dimensions: tags, 2-5/8 x 1-1/4" (excluding chains).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1930 item #1402076
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$495.00
A delightful set of six sterling silver Art Deco cocktail picks with finials in the form of the Devil. The little naked figure grasps a flaming torch in one upraised hand and his tail is replaced by the business end of the cocktail pick. No doubt, the picks were intended to remind one, rather tongue in cheek, of the sin of drinking! Each pick is fully hallmarked for Barker Brothers Silver Ltd. The picks are presented in their original velvet- and silk-lined fitted case.
  • Origin: Birmingham, England, 1929.
  • Condition: picks are excellent; box is very good with minor discoloration to the velvet lining.
  • Dimensions: picks, 3-17/32” long.
  • Weight: 26.8 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1397173
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$185.00
A classic mid-century sterling silver jigger by Smith & Smith and retailed by Black, Starr & Gorham, one of America's leading luxury stores in the 1950s. The jigger is simply decorated with a series of three incised rings that do double duty as markers for variously sized pours. The bottom is fully hallmarked. The jigger is presented with its original felt pouch and gift box, both marked "Black, Starr & Gorham."
  • Origin: America, 1950-62.
  • Condition: excellent; no dings or monograms; light staining on gift box.
  • Dimensions: 2-7/16" tall.
  • Weight: 29.4 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1396363
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$650.00
This set of bar tools in Tiffany's classic "Bamboo" pattern includes a bottle/can opener, ice pick and fruit knife, all with gilt sterling silver handles. This is a wonderful design that looks as stylish today as it did in when conceived by the designer Van Day Truex in 1961. The set is presented in its original fitted velvet-lined box Tiffany blue box. Each piece is marked "Tiffany & Co. Makers Sterling".
  • Origin: America, ca. 1965.
  • Condition: excellent; gilding intact; no dings; moderate wear and discoloration to interior and exterior of box.
  • Dimensions: knife, 8-1/4" long; pick, 7-1/4" long; opener, 5-7/8" long.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1396357
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$235.00
A lovely set of mid-century enameled sterling silver coffee spoons by Henry Clifford Davis. Davis focused mostly on smaller objects, often enhanced with enamel. The spoons have unusual melon-ribbed bowls and elegant translucent guilloche enamel handles with an engraved Greek key-type design. Each is fully stamped with Davis' hallmarks and the date letter for 1950. The set is presented in its original fitted box, the lid marked by Finnigans of Bond Street, one of the first luxury goods stores in London.
  • Origin: Birmingham, England, 1950.
  • Condition: excellent; no enamel damage; box is also excellent.
  • Dimensions: 3-7/8" long.
  • Weight: 65.9 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1396353
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$225.00
A heavy sterling silver figural bar jigger in the form of a thimble. The jigger is ornately engraved to suggest the texture of a real thimble and the side is engraved "Just A Thimbleful." The interior is gilt. The underneath is monogrammed "W". The jigger bears the hallmark for S.J. Rose & Son and the date mark for 1969.
  • Origin: Birmingham, England, 1969.
  • Condition: excellent; no dings; gilding intact.
  • Dimensions: 2-3/16" tall.
  • Weight: 44.6 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1395724
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A vintage sterling silver figural jigger by Gorham, the sides marked off with enameled stoplights in green, yellow and red meant to signify "go," "caution," and "stop." Each light corresponds to the 1, 2-1/2, and 3-1/2 ounce markings on the jigger's bottom. The bottom is hallmarked by Gorham.

Origin: America, ca. 1950.

Condition: Excellent; a very shallow 1/8" ding on the back side near the bottom. Slight paint loss to the red stoplight.

Weight: 53.0 grams

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1395638
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A vintage sterling silver figural jigger by Alvin, the sides marked off with enameled stoplights in green, yellow and red. Each light is accompanied by the words “Go,” “Caution” and “Stop.” The bottom is hallmarked by Alvin.

Origin: America, ca. 1960. Condition: excellent; no dings, monograms, excellent enamel except for a tiny bit of enamel loss to the red light. Dimensions: 2-1/2” tall. Weight: 36.8 gr.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1394518
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A classic sterling silver double jigger by Kirk & Son. The two cups measure 1 and 2 ounces. Rather than being bell-shaped, the cups have straighter sides for a more contemporary look. The interior is fully hallmarked by Kirk.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1960.
  • Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms.
  • Dimensions: 3-11/16" tall.
  • Weight: 56.5 grams.