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Cocktail Shaker

This is a Cocktail Shaker.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from The Art Institute of Chicago as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated 1931. Its medium is silver.

During Prohibition drinking accessories often hid their function, taking on playful new designs including skyscrapers, animals, and even a Zeppelin. Individual silversmiths and manufacturers expanded to include these novelties.

It is credited Lent by The Art Institute of Chicago, Restricted gift of Quinn E. Delaney; Wesley M. Dixon, Jr. Fund, 1990.179.

Our curators have highlighted 4 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Cocktail Set, ca. 1928
  • silver-plated brass and “vitrolite” glass.
  • Lent by Milwaukee Art Museum, Purchase, with funds from Demmer Charitable....
  • 45.2016.1a/h
  • Nudawn Glass
  • plastic (orange) , metal.
  • Museum purchase from Pauline Cooper Noyes Fund.
  • 1993-77-3

Its dimensions are

39.3 cm (15 1/2 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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