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All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1970 item #1492023
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$925.00
A delightful second standard (800/1000 pure silver) French tastevin featuring a mermaid. The overall design is in traditional Burgundian style, with “cupules,” and “perles” for viewing the color and clarity of either red or white wines, but this example is set apart because of the seaweed-surrounded mermaid set into the bottom. She has a distinctly “naughty mermaid” appearance typical of 1950s/60s Playboy illustrations. The thumb ring is worked in a rope motif. Both the thumbpiece and the bowl are stamped with French silver marks and the master silversmith’s mark for Ste Arcaud. The tastevin is presented in its original box from the Rolta boutiqueon rue de l’Opéra in Paris.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1960
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 3-5/16” x 4-1/4” x 1”
  • Weight: 86.0 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1492018
Kensington House Antiques
$395.00
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 doses for your medical cocktails. The syringe originally cost $10. The syringe is presented in its original fitted box and is accompalied by the illustrated instruction card.
  • Origin: Amerca, ca 1967-70
  • Condition: excellent, no monograms or dings; box in mint condition
  • Dimensions: 6-1/4” long.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1930 item #1492015
Kensington House Antiques
$595.00
A beautiful set of six sterling pastry or cake forks designed by Bernard Cuzner for Liberty & Co. in 1923. The handles are elegantly enhanced with blue and green champleve enamel in a sort of peacock feather design. Cuzner was Liberty’s most influential silver designer in the 1920s. This set is fully hallmarked by Liberty and has the date mark for 1928. They are presented in their original silk-lined fitted case.
  • Origin: England, 1928
  • Condition: excellent, no enamel damage, very minor wear to the case
  • Dimensions: 5-1/8” long
  • Weight: 86.3 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1940 item #1492008
Kensington House Antiques
$195.00
A rare large silver plate double jigger by Napier. The larger end is marked of in one-ounce increments up to four ounces and the smaller end at 1-1/2 and 2-1/2 ounces. Both ends have a small pour lips to prevent dripping. The interior is marked “Napier Pat. Pend.” Napier began producing barware after being inspired by the 1925 World’s Fair in Paris that showcased Art Deco luxury and continued until the U.S.’s entry into World War II.
  • Origin: America, 1925-41
  • Condition: excellent, minor wear to interior, no plating wear to exterior
  • Dimensions: 4-1/4” tall, 2-9/16” wide
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1930 item #1492007
Kensington House Antiques
$795.00
A terrific first standard (950/1000 pure) silver tastevin by the acclaimed Dijon silversmith Marc Parrod. Though working in the very early 20th century, Parrod was fond of creating tastevins in fantasy styles of the 18th and early 19th centuries. Among his catalog of motifs were sides with repoussé decoration of grape clusters and leaves, bottoms inset with royal coins or medallions, double snake handles representing temptation in the Garden of Eden, and handles with engraved scenes or witty sayings. He must have had some /extra time when he made this tastevin, because it includes all these except the snake handle. In its place is a “tab handle” engraved with a cluster of grapes surrounded by a heart below the saying “A bon vin bonne humeur” (“To good wine and a good mood”). The bottom features a medallion (“jeton”) with the image of Louis XVI surrounded by a legend translated as “the most Christian King Louis XVI 1785”. The reverse of the medallion shows the coat of arms of the Duchy of Burgundy and the inscription “Comitia Burgundiae.” Silver jetons were struck by various civic governments (in this case, the Three Estates of Burgundy) or by the Crown itself to honor important people, significant historic occasions, or personal visits by the King. The rim is engraved with the name of the tastevin’s original owner Paulin from the wine village of Corton. The handle is stamped with Parrod’s mark and first-standard silver marks.
  • Origin: Dijon, ca. 1903-1944 (most likely toward the earlier part of this period)
  • Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms, sharp detail
  • Dimensions: 2-7/8” x 3-13/16”
  • Weight: 67.2 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1970 item #1491852
Kensington House Antiques
$145.00
A delightful mid-century modern jigger by Reed & Barton. The figurine of the town drunk has a 1920’s feel, but the interior green enamel identifies the jigger as part of Reed & Barton’s “Color-Clad” line designed by John Prip and introduced in 1961. The bottom is marked “Reed & Barton 2oz” and has the pattern number “260.”
  • Origin: America, ca. 1961
  • Condition: excellent, no plating wear or enamel damage
  • Dimensions: 2-7/16” tall
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1487921
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An elegant sterling silver rollover jigger in Tiffany & Co.’s classic modernist “Cordis” pattern. Designed by Oscar Riedener in 1958, Cordis’ stark contemporary lines were something of an aesthetic departure for Tiffany. Riedener was a leading designer for Tiffany, most famous for his 1966 design of the Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy. The jigger is designed to rest across the rim of cocktail shaker or glass. Once filled, the jigger can simply be tipped sideways, allowing the liquid to drop into the vessel without spills. The handle is marked “Tiffany & Co. Sterling.”
  • Origin: America, ca. 1960
  • Condition: excellent, no dings
  • Dimensions: 6” x 2-3/8” x 1-3/4”
  • Weight: 61.7 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1487919
Kensington House Antiques
$325.00
A modernist sterling silver graduated jigger by Tiffany marked off in half-ounce increments. This design, created in 1939 at the height of Tiffany’s Art Deco period, remained popular through the ensuing mid-century years. The bottom is marked “Tiffany & Co. Sterling” and has the date mark for 1955-65. The jigger is accompanied by its original Tiffany felt bag (with typical wear)
  • Origin: America, 1955-65
  • Condition: excellent, no dings
  • Dimensions: 1-13/16” tall x 2-1/4” diameter
  • Weight: 42.1 grams
  • All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1487918
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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, 2.5, and 3.5 ounce markings on the jigger’s bottom. The bottom is hallmarked by Gorham
    • Origin: America, ca. 1950
    • Condition: excellent, a couple of extra-small pinpoint dings on the bottom edge
    • Dimensions: 2-7/16”
    • Weight: 50.4 grams
    All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1485720
    Kensington House Antiques
    $395.00
    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,two wear spots to the top outer surface of the box
    • Dimensions: 6-1/4” long
    All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1900 item #1482016
    Kensington House Antiques
    $695.00
    A very good 19th century French silver tastevin (wine taster). This example is the in Burgundian style with repousse and engraved grape and leaf decoration around the bowl, rather than the more typical “perles” and fluted “godrons.” The handle, however, is in the classic style of two snakes grasping an apple symbolizing the Garden of Eden and the temptations of wine.The handle and the side of bowl are stamped with French 1st standard silver marks (950/1000 pure silver) and an unidentified maker’s mark.
    • Origin: France, probably Burgundy, ca 1890
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 3-5/16” x 4-1/2” x 1-1/8”
    • Weight: 125.0 grams
    All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #1476916
    Kensington House Antiques
    $495.00
    An elegant boxed set of gilt sterling silver demitasse spoons with fox head finials. Each spoon is stamped with the hallmark for William Suckling. Each is also stamped “Swaine & Adeney,” one of London’s most exclusive luxury goods shops for more than 270 years. The spoons are presented in their original velvet- and silk-lined fitted case. An extra spoon, apparently from a second box, is included.
    • Origin: Birmingham, England, 1938
    • Condition: excellent, gilding intact; box shows typical wear
    • Dimensions: spoons, 3-13/16” long
    • Weight: 84.3 grams.
    All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1476625
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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, two pinpoint dings on the bottom
    • Dimensions: 2-7/16”
    • Weight: 53.5 grams
    All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1470968
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    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,two wear spots to the top outer surface of the box.
    • Dimensions: 6-1/4” long
    All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1470857
    Kensington House Antiques
    Sale Pending
    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, except the ounce markings on the bottom ar worn and faint
    • Dimensions: 2-7/16” tall
    • Weight: 55.5 grams
    All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1470850
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    SOLD, PLEASE VISIT US AGAIN!
    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, slight wear to outer surface of the box.
    • Dimensions: 6-1/4” long
    All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1960 item #1469828
    Kensington House Antiques
    $225.00
    Silver mounted agate sculpture in the form of a Kiwi or a similar bird. The silver is well worked and complements the rich brown shadings of the agate. The silver mountings are marked "P. Rata 833".
    • Origin: Portugal, 1950
    • Condition: excellent, some natural pitting in the stone
    • Dimensions: 2-1/4" tall
    All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #1464125
    Kensington House Antiques
    $235.00
    A classic figural sterling silver thimble jigger by Thomae & Co. The rim is engraved “Only A Thimble Full.” The interior retains a softly gilt surface. Several companies made variations of thimble jiggers, but those by Thomae are among the best because of their superior weight and workmanship.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1935
    • Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms
    • Dimensions: 2” tall
    • Weight: 35.6 grams