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Unique silver-plated "Snake of Aesculapius" meat skewer (letter opener / paper knife) by WMF from the early 20th century.
This German Art Nouveau meat skewer is made from silver-plated brass and hallmarked "W.M.F.M. I/0". The spiral has been modelled in the form of the Snake of Aesculapius and designed to hold a bouquet of herbs or flowers (see last picture from WMF's 1925/6 catalogue). It can be used perfectly as a letter opener or paper knife as well - the ideal gift for a doctor.
The hallmark "W.M.F." is the abbreviation for Württem-
bergische Metallwarenfabrik, which in English means Württemberg Metalware Factory. The "M" at the end of the hallmark notates the base metal used for silvering, that means brass. The fraction "I/0" means the normal thickness of silvering.
WMF was founded in Geislingen, Germany, in 1880 and gained international standing very quickly. Already at the turn of the century the factory became a highly estimated producer of silver-plated Art Nouveau tableware and household items and employed 3.000 workers in Geislingen.
This meat skewer is in excellent vintage condition.
Length: 16 cm - 6.3"
Length of handle: 4 cm - 1.6"
Height of spiral: 2 cm - 0.8"
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Beautiful and rare Jicky Perfume by Guerlain in original box from the 1960s.
This collectible "Bouchon Quadrilobe" (Quatrefoil Stopper) styled splash flacon was made by the French glass manufacturer Pochet et du Courval (see molded marking on the base). These bottles held only parfum (extrait) for various Guerlain fragrances. Based on the sticker on the base of the bottle and the fact that the glass stopper has a plastic covering it dates from 1960-1967 (according to perfume historian Grace E. Hummel from "Cleopatra's Boudoir"). The paper label with the laurel leaf border is known as "etiquette laurier". This flacon holds still an amount of approximately 1 cm - 0.3" of Jicky parfum (extrait) and comes in its original green velvet box with gold floral ornaments on the lid.
The House of Guerlain is one of the oldest perfume houses in the world. It was founded in 1828 when Pierre-François Pascal Guerlain opened up his first perfume shop on 42, Rue de Rivoli in Paris, France. Guerlain catered to the high society of Paris, and obtained a very loyal following. The perfume house was so successful that Guerlain decided to open a flagship store at 15, Rue de la Paix in Paris in 1840. Today Thierry Wasser is Guerlain's perfumer in charge.
Jicky was originally created in 1889 by Aimé Guerlain. According to the legend, the perfume was named after a girl Aimé Guerlain was in love with when he was a student in England. It is more likely, though, that this perfume is named after his uncle Jacques Guerlain’s nickname – Jicky. It is classified as a fougère (fern) fragrance for women. Top notes are lavender, lemon, mandarin, bergamot and rosemary.
Both bottle and stopper are undamaged. Paper label on the flacon is in good condition (a little darkened and covered with a transparent tape). Paper sticker on the base is still present and clear. Base of bottle is marked "Guerlain Made in France". Fragrance still holds its delicate top notes. The box is intact but in worn condition (little abrasion of the ornaments and stained inside). Priced accordingly.
Hight: 7,5 cm – 3" (with stopper)
Width: 5 cm – 2"
Depth: 2,3 cm – 0.9"
Hight: 11 cm – 4.3"
Width: 8 cm – 3.1"
Depth: 3 cm – 1.2"
- Unfortunately sold out
Eye-catching small bowl from the 1950s.
This mid-century German bowl is made from brass and features an orange-red wrapped handle and four delicate feet. On the bottom sits a label reading "BBJ Erzeugnis".
This bowl is in excellent vintage condition with hardly any signs of use.
Height: 10 cm - 3.9" (handle included)
Width: 17 cm - 6.7"
Depth: 8 cm - 3.1"
- Single piece
- Ships within 1-3 days