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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #1455640
Kensington House Antiques
$125.00
A delightful bisque figure of a skiing Santa Claus carrying a cloth sack on his back. The paperboard skis are enhanced with glittery mica snow. The bottom is stamped "Made in Japan."
  • Origin: Japan, ca 1925
  • Condition: all excellent, except one ski has an old break that was reglued
  • Height: 2-3/4"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1980 item #1455639
Kensington House Antiques
$325.00
A nice sterling silver graduated jigger (1 1/2 and 2 ounces), the bottom formed from a 1972-D (Denver mint) Eisenhower silver dollar. The coin has nice detail. Hallmarked by Wallace.
  • Origin: America, 1972
  • Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms
  • Dimensions: 2” tall
  • Weight: 40.5 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1940 item #1455638
Kensington House Antiques
$275.00
A fine Art Deco 800 silver graduated jigger in an exaggerated flaring design. The sections measure 1, 1 1/2, and 2 1/2 ounces. The bottom is stamped for 800 silver and has an Italian mark used 1935-38 that was applied to finished silver goods already in the inventories of Italian jewelers and silversmiths.
  • Origin: Italy, ca 1930
  • Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms
  • Dimensions: 2 1/8” tall; 2 1/2” wide at rim
  • Weight: 36.0 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1455637
Kensington House Antiques
$135.00
A classic mid-century double-jigger in the form two inverted cones, one measuring 1oz and the other 1.5 oz. Marked “Sterling.”
  • Origin: America, ca 1960
  • Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms
  • Dimensions: 3 11/16” tall
  • Weight: 30.7 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1455590
Kensington House Antiques
$295.00
A vintage sterling silver vermouth dispenser in the form of a syringe by Gorham. These were called “Martini Spikes” when sold by Gorham in the 1960s. The functioning plunger allows vermouth to be drawn up into the syringe and then dispensed in precisely-calibrated medical dosages into your favorite cocktail. The syringe originally cost $10. The syringe is accompanied by an illustrated instruction card and the original fitted box.
  • Origin: America, 1967-70
  • Condition: excellent, no monograms or dings, typical scuffing and wear to outer surface of the box, bookbinding tape repair top box covering, discoloration to interior lining
  • Dimensions: 6-1/4” long
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1455588
Kensington House Antiques
$320.00
A vintage sterling silver vermouth dispenser in the form of a syringe by Gorham. These were called “Martini Spikes” when sold by Gorham in the 1960s. The functioning plunger allows vermouth to be drawn up into the syringe and then dispensed in precisely-calibrated medical dosages into your favorite cocktail. The syringe originally cost $10. The syringe is accompanied by an illustrated instruction card and the original fitted box.
  • Origin: America, 1967-70
  • Condition: excellent, no monograms or dings, typical scuffing to outer surface of the box, bookbinding tape repair at the box hinge
  • Dimensions: 6-1/4” long
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1900 item #1455386
Kensington House Antiques
$650.00
An elegant second standard (800/1000 pure silver) French tastevin. The bowl is engraved with repousse grape clusters and leaves in the 18th century style, but also with the more traditional raised “perles” and “coupules” seen in 19th century examples. The combination of the two is quite unusual. The handle is in the form of two snakes grasping an apple between their jaws—an element thought to stem from the Garden of Eden and intended to remind drinkers of temptation. The tastevin bears regional hallmarks for second standard silver and an unknown maker’s mark (J ancre de marine P). The pinpoint in the bottom of the bowl is a lathe-mark and suggests a date of the mid-19th century at the latest. The rim is engraved with the name of the original owner, “Ane [Antoine] Mouly-Chambon de Chas.”
  • Origin: France, Burgundy region, ca 1840
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 3-1/8” x 4-1/4” x 1-5/32”
  • Weight: 118.4 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Pewter : Pre 1960 item #1455385
Kensington House Antiques
$95.00
A heavy pewter jigger in the form of a shotgun shell by Conoy’s of London. The side is marked off in increments, and the head and rim and finished in brass. The side is engraved “Big Shot.” Conoy’s started as a luxury pipe maker and eventually expanded their range to include canes, flasks, and other gentlemen’s accessories.
  • Origin: England, ca. 1950
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 3-1/8” tall
  • Total Capacity: just less than 4 ounces
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1930 item #1455384
Kensington House Antiques
$595.00
Two sets of English Art Deco sterling silver cocktail picks, the finials in the form of brightly enameled roosters. Each pick has unusual double tines that firmly hold olives, cherries, etc., and a hook on the back side that can rest on the edge of tall glass to keep them from sinking to the bottom. Each is hallmarked the silversmith Adolph Scott ("Amnora") and with the datemark for Birmingham, 1929. The picks are presented in their original fitted boxes.
  • Origin: England, 1929
  • Condition: excellent, no enamel damage, one pick missing, typical wear to fitted boxes
  • Dimensions: 3-3/8" long
  • Weight: 28.3 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1930 item #1455354
Kensington House Antiques
$925.00
A delightful and very rare set of 12 sterling silver cocktail picks with gilt Devil’s head finials presented in their original fitted box. The snarling devils come complete with horns! The picks are presented in their original velvet- and silk-lined fitted case. This is only the second set of Devil picks we’ve managed to find in over 20 years of dealing in vintage barware. Each is hallmarked by William Hutton & Sons, Ltd and has Birmingham date marks for 1928.
  • Origin: Birmingham, England, 1928
  • Condition: excellent, no bends, gilding completely intact, interior of case shows light wear
  • Dimensions: picks, 3-5/16” long
  • Weight: 53.8 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1455353
Kensington House Antiques
$245.00
A nice sterling silver double jigger, the bell-shaped cups joined by a spherical holder, by Graff, Washbourne and Dunn. This New York maker was known for the high quality of its smaller wares such as this. The company closed in 1961, but the generous weight of this jigger suggests an earlier date.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1950
  • Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms
  • Dimensions: 4-1/16” tall
  • Weight: 87.9 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1455352
Kensington House Antiques
$460.00
A sterling silver vermouth dispenser in the form of a watering can by Cartier. When tipped, the dispenser lightly sprinkles a drip or two of vermouth into the glass for the perfect martini. The bottom is marked “Sterling” and is signed “Cartier”. These watering cans were made for Cartier’s New York store.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1950
  • Condition: very good, a few tiny dings visible only in raking light
  • Dimensions: 3” tall
  • Weight: 52.0 grams
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1910 item #1455340
Kensington House Antiques
$495.00
A lovely set of six sterling silver and plique-a-jour enamel cocktail picks by acclaimed Norwegian silversmith and enamelist Johan G. Kjaerland. Kjaerland worked in Bergen, Norway, and was particuarly well-known for his excellent plique-a-jour enamels. This is the first set of cocktail picks we've seen in plique-a-jour. Each is hallmarked appropriately.
  • Origin: Norway, ca. 1900
  • Condition: excellent, no enamel damage, gilding intact
  • Dimensions: 3-11/16" long
  • Weight: 16.7 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1455339
Kensington House Antiques
Sale Pending
A vintage sterling silver vermouth dispenser in the form of a syringe by Gorham. These were called “Martini Spikes” when sold by Gorham in the 1960s. The functioning plunger allows vermouth to be drawn up into the syringe and then dispensed in precisely-calibrated medical dosages into your favorite cocktail. The syringe originally cost $10. The syringe is accompanied by an illustrated instruction card and the original fitted box.
  • Origin: America, 1967-70
  • Condition: excellent, no monograms or dings, typical scuffing to outer surface of the box
  • Dimensions: 6-1/4” long
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1455338
Kensington House Antiques
$125.00
Pretty pair of enamel bottle tags for "Sherry" and "Gin." The labels are decorated with colorful roses and forget-me-nots. The tags hang from brass chains.
  • Origin: England, ca 1900
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 2-7/16" x 1-3/8"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1455336
Kensington House Antiques
$350.00
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, one pinpoint underneath the bottom edge
  • Dimensions: 2-7/16” tall
  • Weight: 51.2 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #1455335
Kensington House Antiques
$235.00
A classic figural sterling silver thimble jigger, the rim ornately engraved “Only A Thimble Full.” The workmanship is very good and the engraving among the nicest we’ve seen. Marked only “Sterling,” it was likely made by either Thomae or Webster.
  • Origin: America, 1935
  • Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms
  • Dimensions: 1-7/8” tall
  • Weight: 37.1 grams
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #1454957
Kensington House Antiques
$245.00
Outstanding antique German snowman Christmas candy container. We've had many vintage Christmas candy containers, but never this design. The entire papier-mache container is covered with red and white chenille. The snowman straddles the container, making a sort of basket handle. His black eyes are glass and his nose is composition. The inside of the basket is marked "Germany."
  • Origin: Germany ca. 1930
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: diameter, 4-1/2"; height, 5-1/2"