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Asprey & Co. ‘Thirst Extinguisher’ & ‘Dumb-Bell’ cocktail shakers

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Asprey & Co

(On left) the ‘Thirst Extinguisher’, a novelty silver-plated cocktail shaker introduced by Asprey in 1932, in the form of a period fire extinguisher, the base turning to reveal recipes for 8 different cocktails, including a ‘Manhattan’, ‘Clover Club’ and ‘Between the Sheets’. Stamped ASPREY LONDON to the base and bearing the model’s patent numbers. English, 1930s.

Height: 15 inches (38 cm)

Price Code: £££

(Right) a pair of ‘Dumb-Bell’ silver plated cocktail shakers in the form of weight-lifters dumb-bells, originally designed to be retailed in pairs. Stamped Asprey & Co., circa 1935. Who would have thought that formal exercise could be so agreeable!

Height of each: 9 inches (23 cm)

Price Code: £££

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