Antique Silver toothpick cocktail stick holder, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, circa 1850

by Louis Wine

Antique Silver toothpick or cocktail stick holder, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, circa 1850. The holder in the form of a continental livery uniformed male figure holding an open umbrella with pierced holes for toothpicks or cocktail sticks. The holder on knopped stem and square pierced foliage and wriggle work base with four turned paw feet supports. Marks in base, 10 and maker’s mark A over JM and S within lozenge. for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Disposable wooden toothpicks were introduced in the early 19th century; figural holders to display the toothpicks on the table became popular in Continental Europe, particularly in Portugal, Brazil and Italy. Measures: height 8.00 inches. Base foot to foot 2.75 inches. Item Weight: 205 grams.

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Description

Rare Antique Silver toothpick or cocktail stick holder, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, circa 1850. The holder in the form of a continental livery uniformed male figure holding an open umbrella with pierced holes for toothpicks or cocktail sticks. The holder on knopped stem and square pierced foliage and wriggle work base with four turned paw feet supports. Marks in base, 10 and maker’s mark A over JM and S within lozenge. for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Disposable wooden toothpicks were introduced in the early 19th century; figural holders to display the toothpicks on the table became popular in Continental Europe, particularly in Portugal, Brazil and Italy. Measures: height 8.00 inches. Base foot to foot 2.75 inches. Item Weight: 205 grams.

Louis Wine

Louis Wine Ltd., Toronto specialists in Antique Silver , Antique Jewellery & Decorative Arts, are a 4th generation family business.Louis Wine (1865-1946) founded the company in Dublin, Ireland in 1880. Louis Wine began selling to silver collectors in Dublin from a shop in historic Wellington Quay. In 1908, he located on Dublin's fashionable Grafton Street. To the firm came the worlds leading Georgian Silver collectors. Pieces by Paul de Lamerie, Paul Storr, Hester Bateman and Irish Georgian Silver were constantly on display. Our gallery run by Richard (Louis Wine's great grandson) at 150 Cumberland Street (Yorkville), Toronto, displays a range of fine Antique Silver, Old Sheffield Plate, Antique Jewellery & Decorative Arts from the 18th-20th century, including Bateman, Storr, Ramsden, Tiffany, Knox, Liberty, Jensen, Christopher Dresser.