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Auction Name: 2021 July 15 Design Signature Auction
Lot Number: 67143
Shortcut to Lot: HA.com/8064-67143
Wallace Brothers Silver Company (American)Eight-Piece Cocktail Set
, circa 1928
Silver-plated metal, glass
14-1/2 x 8 x 4-3/4 inches (36.8 x 20.3 x 12.1 cm) (shaker)
Marks to shaker: (dog-crest), WB, TRADEMARK, 3880, COPYRIGHT U.S.A.
The cocktail set comprising:
6 cups with glass inserts;
Collection of Stephen Visakay (shaker and four cups);
Phillips, Pioneers of American Modernism, New York, June 11, 2001, lot 12 (shaker and four cups).
Stephen Visakay, Vintage Base Ware: Identification & Value Guide
, Paducah, Kentucky, p. 23 (another example of the shaker only).
Seagram Museum, Ottawa, Shaken, Not Stirred: Cocktail Shakers and Design
, December 11, 1992-October 31, 1993, and subsequent venues Property from the Collection of Phillip and Gretchen Arth, Moraga, California
Impressive example of this design, with all six original glass inserts in good condition, attractive hammered texture to shaker and cups, surface scratches, especially to handle and comb, faint traces of rubbing to plating to handle, no losses or restorations observed.
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