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Fox hunting theme cocktail set, 1925
Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company
An impeccable and unique Sterling silver drinks set with a hunting theme, featuring a large cocktail shaker in the form of a hunting horn as the centre-piece. The shaker, partly lemon gilded to resemble a copper finish, is flanked by seven silver stirrup cups – resembling the heads of six hounds, and (shown at the top of the case) one fox, the object of the hunt’s pursuit.
Set within a bespoke, chocolate-brown calfskin fitted presentation case, the pieces are fully hallmarked Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company, London 1925, and also bears the engraved mark of Longman and Strong (Mayfair’s finest purveyor of luxury hunting goods between the wars). English, 1925.
Height of shaker: 16 inches (40 cm).