Pullman Gallery

Novelty Art Deco cocktail shakers

Reference: 4111, 5973, 1436

Three very collectable novelty cocktail shakers from the 1930s, the ‘Golden Age’ of cocktails.

From left:

Designed by George Berry, for the International Silver Company of Meriden, Connecticut, an excellent example of the rare silver-plated cocktail shaker modelled as a golf bag, the detachable cover having a knob in the form of a golf ball, the whole embellished with faux stitching/strapwork and a pouch. Unusually, this example has a vacant cartouche perfect for engraving. American, circa 1926.

Price Code: SOLD

Asprey & Co: the “Tells-U-How”, a silver-plated two-tone cocktail shaker of classic form, the outer sleeve turning to reveal recipes for 15 different cocktails, the inner sleeve lemon gilded. The design classic patented by Asprey & Co, was made to ensure the perfect cocktail was mixed, every time. English, circa 1930. Height: 8 inches (20 cm).

Price Code: SOLD

The ‘Penguin’ cocktail shaker, designed by Emil A. Schuelke for Napier, USA. A silver plated novelty cocktail shaker in the form of a stylized penguin, the hinged ‘beak’, with cork stopper, lifts for accurately pouring the contents when shaken, the ‘head’ removes for filling. Marked NAPIER to the base, the piece was designed by Emil A. Schuelke and introduced by Napier USA, in December 1936. Dimensions: 12 inches (30 cm).

Additional Literature: ‘The Cocktail Shaker’ by Simon Khachadourian, Philip Wilson Publishers, Ltd, 2000, Page 109.

Price Code: ££

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