Pullman Gallery

Large ‘Zeppelin’ by J.A. Henckels, 1930s

Price Code: SOLD

Reference: 2399

‘Zeppelin’ travelling cocktail set.

An extremely rare, possibly unique ‘Zeppelin’ cocktail shaker set of massive proportions, the main body acting as the cocktail shaker, the gilt-lined nose-cone removes to reveal a shaker with integral strainer/juicer and cap and containing two large semi-circular hipflasks with screw caps, the removable ‘undercarriage’ contains five cocktail spoons, and the screw-off tailplane contains a gilt lined olive dish and cover, a funnel, a corkscrew with screw-off cover and six gilt-lined shot cups of graduating size. Circa 1930s.

Dimensions: Height overall: 18 inches (45 cms).

Additional Notes: The famous Henckels ‘Zeppelin’ cocktail shaker series began with the classic 12 inch (30 cm) version in 1926, and was followed by the compact 9 inch (23 cm) version the following year. ‘Airplane’ versions of both sizes – basically the same form but with detachable ‘wings’ and wheeled undercarriage – were then introduced. This giant 18 inches (45 cm) version is thought to be the only example of this size, possibly made for exhibition purposes.

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