Sterling silver ‘Elephant’ cocktail set and tray, 1925
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An outstanding and unique Sterling silver cocktail set, featuring a 4-pint capacity cocktail shaker in the form of a milk pail, with looped top handle to the lid and body, surrounded by eight matching milk pail-form shot cups, also with lids and handles. Each of the cups in the set, sitting on a circular Sterling silver tray, bears a hand-engraved monogram cleverly designed in the shape of an elephant’s head, and the cocktail shaker has a larger monogram of the entire animal in profile (see shaker image).
Made by the Boston firm of Tuttle Silversmiths, the shaker bears date marks as well as the mark for President Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), a custom the company observed on their silverware throughout every year of Coolidge’s presidency (1923-1929). American, circa 1925.
Provenance: Private collection, Baltimore.
Height of shaker: 9½ inches (24 cm)
Diameter of tray: 14½ inches (24 cm)
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