An American, hand beaten, silver-plated cocktail shaker from the 1920s. Second-hand.
What's for sale?
This is an American, hand beaten, silver-plated brass cocktail shaker from the 1920s.
Overall it is a tall, slender design with a tapered body and a classical, squared-off handle.
The spout has an internal strainer and threaded cap. The top has it's original cork bung, and engraved on its retaining screw are the words "Pat'd May 13 1924".
The plating is worn in several places on the body and the top, revealing the brass on the high points. This contrasts with the silver plating in the hollows and results in a nice appearance. Note that because it's highly reflective, it picks up the dark foreground in some of our photographs.
Who made it?
It was made by Bernard Rice's Sons Inc. of the United States. They are quite well known for making cocktail shakers during the 1920s and 1930s. They remained in business until the mid 20th century. The base is stamped with the following:
- Made in the U.S.A. By
- Bernard Rice's Sons Inc.
What condition is it in?
- In fair to good condition
- A crease and dent on the base, which is no longer circular
- Original corks in the top and spout cap
- The plating is worn in some places, revealing the brass on the high points and emphasizing the hammered effect
- There is wear on the edges of the handle
What are the measurements?
- 34cm high (about 13.25 inches)
- 17.5cm spout to handle (just under 7 inches)
- 630 grams
- Capacity 3.5 pints (about 1.8 litres)
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