Author Archives: queenofsienna

Cafe L’Aiglon

When I come across a julep strainer that has a business name on it, most likely a restaurant or hotel, the basic snoop in me compels me to research and find out all I can about it.  Sometimes that’s difficult … Continue reading

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Floris Ligna

Floris Ligna…. what does that mean?  The best I can decipher, the translation from Latin to English is “Floral Timber”.  What?  Yes, there are flowers and trees incorporated in this transfer print design, but there is so much more. There’s … Continue reading

Posted in aesthetic, British Anchor, British registration mark, child tea set, children toy tea set, English transferware, Floris Ligna, Pratt & Simpson, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Up For Consideration

For quite some time now I’ve had a sweet little child’s cup and saucer in a red aesthetic print design which is marked “Tunis” and “E. S”. I have seen patterns called “Tunis” made by other potters but the design … Continue reading

Posted in aesthetic, antique, E. S mark, Ebenezer Swann, New Wharf Pottery, Staffordshire pottery, Transfer print, transferware, Tunis pattern, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Hope & Carter

I have seen several examples of pieces of a child’s tea set in an aesthetic collage pattern made by Hope & Carter. The majority of this pattern that I have seen are unmarked but I have seen a few that … Continue reading

Posted in aesthetic, child tea set, children toy tea set, Hope & Carter, play, playtime pottery, Staffordshire pottery, Transfer print, transferware, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Over 100 Years of Jigger Spoons

They weren’t just a flash in the pan.  What was once known as a “novelty” has been around for over a century now.  The jigger spoons shown in the photo below are available for sale at my Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/queenofsienna. … Continue reading

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Message to Someone Somewhere

I occasionally search online for interesting cocktail shakers and came across the Cartier shaker shown below: What got my attention were the many signatures on the shaker as well as the prominently displayed initials “J.R.H.” at the top with the … Continue reading

Posted in April 27, 1940, August Heckscher, Frederic W. Lassiter, Gustave Heckscher, Horace W. Davis, J R H, John R. Hersey, JRH, Pulitzer Prize, Robert Train, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

You-Mix-It

I started to do research on a little glass bottle which had a glass tube within it and the words “You-Mix-It” embossed diagonally across the front. There was foil over the top which read “Manhattan” and “Not Genuine If Seal … Continue reading

Posted in Creme Yvette, Didier Bartenders Guide, Princess Cocktail, ready to serve cocktail, Symphony Cocktails, Uncategorized, You Mix It | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Quaker Silver Company

I knew nothing about the Quaker Silver Company until I came in the possession of a 12 inch long sterling silver cocktail stirrer. The back of the very shallow round bowl had hallmarks which were a “Q” and a crown … Continue reading

Posted in Belle Kogan, Harold K. Green, James W. Jennings, Quaker Silver Co., Uncategorized, Williams & Green | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Looking for a Christmas gift?

Finding a good gag Christmas gift can be difficult.  But when you are looking for a gift for that special someone, like dear old Uncle Jim or your favorite bartender, the job becomes even more difficult.  Following are some suggestions … Continue reading

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Toddy Culture

Recently someone asked me about toddy sticks.  I was familiar with toddy strainers, I even had one (photo below) for sale in my Etsy shop, but had never researched toddy sticks or, for that matter, anything toddy related. My understanding … Continue reading

Posted in hot toddy, loggerhead, toddy bowl, toddy kettle, toddy ladle, toddy lifter, toddy plate, toddy stick, toddy strainer, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment