Rooster Cocktail Shaker by Napier

  • This charming and rare rooster cocktail shaker is among the most beloved shakers ever made
  • It was made of silverplate by the Napier Company of Connecticut
  • The "beak" is open and serves as the pour spout
  • Napier shakers of this quality and condition are highly desirable by collectors
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Item No. 31-3866

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One of the most beloved and imaginative of all cocktail shakers, this silverplated rooster shaker crafted by the Napier Company of Meriden, Connecticut is guaranteed to be the life of the party. The rooster's head detaches from the shaker, and his beak opens to serve as a pour spout.

The popularity of cocktail shakers exploded after the 1933 repeal of prohibition. Cocktail shakers were produced in more whimsical styles, and Napier of Meriden, Connecticut applied for a drink mixer patent in 1932. Its first design, for the "Tells You How" recipe shaker, appeared in 1932, followed by the "Foursome," in 1934. The company went on to become one of the best-known producers of shakers in the world. 

Marked "Napier Silverplate / Pat. Pend."

Circa 1945

6 1/2" diameter x 9 1/2" high

Provenance:
Collection of Phillip and Gretchen Arth, Moraga, California
Rooster Cocktail Shaker by Napier
Period: 20th Century
Origin: America
Type: Cocktail Shakers
Depth: 6.5 Inches
Width: 6.5 Inches
Height: 9.5 Inches
Style: Art Deco
Rooster Cocktail Shaker by Napier
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