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    Description

    Maison Desny (French, est. 1922)
    Eight-Piece Cocktail Set, circa 1930
    Silver-plated brass
    10-1/4 x 4-1/4 inches (26.0 x 10.8 cm) (shaker)
    Marks to shaker: DESNY PARIS, MADE IN FRANCE, DEPOSE, 18, (cipher)

    The cocktail set comprising:
    1 shaker;
    6 cups;
    1 tray.
    8 Total

    PROVENANCE (tray and 5 cups):
    Tajan, Paris, 20th Century Decorative Arts, May 22, 2014, lot 439.

    LITERATURE:
    Anne Bony, Les Années 30, Paris, 1987, p. 1054.
    Alastair Duncan and Audrey Friedman, "La Maison Desny," The Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts, vol. 9, 1988, p. 89.
    Bevis Hillier, The World of Art Deco, New York, 1971, p. 89.
    Simon Khachadourian, The Cocktail Shaker: The Tanqueray Guide, Wappingers' Falls, NY, 2000, pp. 40-41.
    Theodore Menten, The Art Deco Style in Household Objects, Architecture, Sculpture, Graphics, Jewelry, New York, 1997, p. 143.

    Property from the Collection of Phillip and Gretchen Arth, Moraga, California




    Condition Report*: Attractive and complete example of this design. Good condition and presentation, with minor wear commensurate with age and use, including minor rubbing to plating to shaker, primarily along edges of cover and foot, and faint surface scratches throughout. Shaker cover unable to be loosened from body. Mirror to tray replaced. Slight variations in cup height, with one cup slightly tilted and with push to foot.
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    July, 2021
    15th Thursday
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