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Silverplate Golf Bag Cocktail Shaker

ca. 1925, by the Derby Silverplate division of International Silver Co., Derby, Connecticut, designed by George Henry Berry (1867-1940), in the form of a realistically detailed golf bag.
h. 12-3/4", dia. 3-1/2"

Literature: Stephen Visakay, Vintage Bar Ware (Paducah, Kentucky: Collector Books, 1997), pp. 40-41 (illustrated).
Simon Khachadourian, The Cocktail Shaker (London: Philip Wilson, 2000), pp. 31 & 34 (illustrated).

Notes: George H. Berry's golf bag "beverage mixer" (as it was called, being designed and patented during the height of prohibition) is regarded as the first novelty cocktail shaker. This example is the earliest incarnation, lacking a spout and bearing the model number 436 (later models were number 1921). The shaker ceased production around 1930 and both models are highly sought by collectors.

Estimate $700-1,000

**In overall good condition. The cap is a later replacement. Marked (on the underside) "Derby S.P. Co. / International S. Co. / EPWM / Pat. Appl'd For".

Sold for $1,000
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