Classic cheese knife made of sterling and rosewood by Hector Aguilar, Mexico, c.1948. This heavy gauge silver piece shows a lush Mexican design with a curved sterling blade and measures 6 1/4" long. It is signed "HA(flared) STERLING TAXCO MEXICO 9(bellmark)TALLER BORDA" and is in good condition. There is an 3/4" slight age crack in the wood on one side and there is a bit of metal roughness at the outer edge on both sides that could be original. A very beautiful and exquisite ...click for details
Pair of nautilus-shaped silver and ebony handmade ashtrays by William Spratling, Mexico, c.1940. More a work of art than anything, this lush silver design sits on a silver base which then sits on a rectangular ebony base. They each have a curved oval at the top of the silver opening to hold the cigarette. In excellent condition, they each measure 2" high by 2 or 2 1/4" wide(hand made and not exactly the same). Made of heavy gauge silver, each are signed "SPRATLING SILVER(in oval) ...click for details
Sterling and rosewood handmade very large salad set by William Spratling, Mexico, c.1947. This glorious design has a curled silver design from the rosewood to the salad spoon and fork which is repeated at the silver ends. Each piece is signed "WS(in script)925 (around which says)WILLIAM SPRATLING TAXCO MEXICO bellmark 30" and they are in excellent condition. Each piece is 12 3/4" long. One of the most beautiful salad set designs by Spratling using mixed materials. Masterpiece..... ...click for details
Art nouveau bronze desk ends(set of 4), c.1905. This very heavy gauge desk accessory, each measures 4 3/8" by 3 1/4" by 3 1/4", and are each signed #"4120". Each will accept a blotter that will fit into the rimmed edge. There is a monogram on one tip only(see photo). Lovely art nouveau design.....$10 for insured USA shipping plus applicable NY sales tax.
Very unique modernist art 930 silver vase, Israel, c.1950's. Completely handmade and acid etched, it measures 8" high and the bottom part is 4 1/4" wide, and is in excellent condition. Made of heavy gauge 930 silver, it weighs 7 troy oz. and is signed "SRAEL NAOR 930 HAND MADE". Great piece and completely original in design. Very difficult to photograph - the piece is quite fantastic.....$11 for insured USA shipping plus applicable NY sales tax.
Letter opener hand made of sterling, brass, and copper by Los Castillo, Mexico, c.1940. Well executed married metals design on front and back comprise the top of the piece. It is signed "LOS CASTILLO TAXCO STERLING MEXICO #58" and was made before the bellmark system was instituted by the Mexican gov't. in 1947. Made of heavy gauge silver, it measures 6 1/2" long and is in good condition except for the tip which has wear from use. Nice early Los Castillo desk piece.....$8 for i ...click for details
Modernist biomorphic design white, green, red, and blue art glass curved ash tray, c. 1950's. It measures 7 1/2" square and is in excellent condition. Unsigned but wonderful modernist design. Also see item #58811 for a similar piece in yellow glass.....$10 for insured USA shipping plus applicable NY sales tax.
Modernist biomorphic design yellow, green, black & grey art glass concave ash tray, c.1950's. Measures 6 3/4" square and in excellent condition. Unsigned. Great colors and very strong modernist design....$10 for insured USA shipping plus applicable NY sales tax.
Large modernist matte-finish white & black textured body with smooth copper-colored spout and handle ceramic vase, signed "WEST GERMANY #120 20". It measures 10" high by 5"(at widest) and is in excellent condition. Well designed modernist piece.....$10 for insured USA shipping plus applicable NY sales tax.
Modernist matte-finish exterior black, pink, turquoise, and white ceramic vase with a shiny turquoise interior, signed "KRU 9" and is in excellent condition. It measures 5 1/2" high by 4 1/4". The bottom of the vase is recessed measuring 3 1/4" in diameter by 5/8" tall. Has a felt protective bottom.....$8 for insured USA shipping plus USA applicable NY sales tax.