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Cocktail shaker - Empire
  • Empire
    Weldon, William Archibald, born 1900 - died 1970
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Empire

  • Object:

    Cocktail shaker

  • Place of origin:

    Rome, New York (USA) (made)

  • Date:

    1938 (designed and made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Weldon, William Archibald, born 1900 - died 1970 (designer)
    Revere Copper and Brass Inc. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Chromium plated brass with bakelite additions

  • Museum number:

    M.227-1984

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cocktail shaker, chromium plated brass, the body a tall, plain cylinder resting on a flat, circular base and surmounted by a flat, capped lid fitting over an internal flange and surmounted by a knop, a rod of yellow bakelite supported by a recessed collar. The handle a plain strip with a "D" shaped profile, soldered to the body opposite a snub nosed spout capped by a circular, yellow, bakelite plug.

Place of Origin

Rome, New York (USA) (made)

Date

1938 (designed and made)

Artist/maker

Weldon, William Archibald, born 1900 - died 1970 (designer)
Revere Copper and Brass Inc. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Chromium plated brass with bakelite additions

Dimensions

Height: 31.2 cm Including finial, Diameter: 7.5 cm of base

Object history note

There is a similar example in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum, New York, USA.

Descriptive line

Cocktail shaker, chrome plated brass with bakelite details, USA, made by the Revere Brass and Copper Company, designed by William Archibald Weldon, 1938

Materials

Brass; Chrome; Bakelite

Techniques

Plating

Categories

Drinking; Metalwork; Tableware & cutlery

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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