Sterling silver cocktail shakers, 1930-1935
(On left) an elegant, tall and capacious Sterling silver Art Deco cocktail shaker of 4½ pint capacity, made by the International Silver Company of Meriden, Connecticut. The shaker with a classic, slightly ovoid shape has a fluted foot, cork-lined neck and strainer, with a knurled cap. Bearing maker’s and design registration numbers to the base, and stamped STERLING. American, circa 1930s.
Height: 13 inches (33 cm)
Price Code: SOLD
(On right) a very important example of the novelty ‘Dumb Bell’ cocktail shaker introduced by Asprey & Co. in 1932, this made in Sterling silver with hallmarks for 1935 – a time when Asprey were Britain’s leading designers, manufacturers and retailer of luxury novelty items. Normally made in silver-plate and retailed in pairs, this may have been a special-order piece given that examples from the date in Sterling silver are virtually unheard of, making this a special piece indeed. Hallmarked Asprey & Co., 1935.
Height: 9 inches (23 cm)
Price Code: ££££
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