‘Master Incolor’ Bakelite Cocktail Shakers, circa 1935
Price Code: £££
Reference: 6788, 6810, 6811, 6789
Four examples of the rare ‘Master Incolor’ design of Bakelite cocktail shakers designed by Lawson Clarke for Wilson & Gill, in black, orange, ivory and green, all made in England circa 1935. The body of each shaker unscrews for filling, and the combination cap/measure of 1 gill capacity, rotates the neck to reveal recipes for the perfect cocktail every time. A large strainer on the inside ensured perfect mixing, and the magical spout boasts a ‘spillage-free’ pour.
Left to right:
REFERENCE: 6788 (Black)
REFERENCE: 6810 (Orange)
REFERENCE: 6811 (Ivory)
REFERENCE: 6789 (Green)
Height of each: 11 inches (28 cm)
Bakelite was advertised as the Material of a Thousand Uses and was developed by the Belgian chemist and inventor Leo H. Baekeland and was patented in 1907. Initially developed for use in the electrical industry, the modernity of the material attracted designers and manufacturers and was adopted for use across most disciplines of the decorative arts.
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