This incredibly rare artillery shell cocktail shaker, crafted by the Gorham Silver Company, is one of the very few remaining of its kind with all of its original parts. Sleek and aerodynamic, the shaker is one of the tallest ever produced and, as a drink-making kit, it is a model of efficiency. The brass base of the shaker serves as a container for glasses, and is crafted to resemble a WWI-era eighteen pounder shrapnel shell. The shaker ingeniously serves as the shell's top; crafted of copper and silverplate, it contains a removable interior strainer and is topped by a brass cap. Regarded among the ultimate cocktail collectibles, this beautiful mixer eloquently articulates the Art Deco fascination with flight and style.
Gorham was known as one of the finest manufacturers of sterling silver and silver plate in the United States during the 19th century. Throughout its history, the company has received major commissions from the White House, and has designed a number of trophies, including the Davis Cup for tennis and the America's Cup for yachting. Gorham's artistry, skill and superior quality is still widely recognized both in America and abroad.
Signed with impressed manufacturer's mark to underside of each section