Cocktail Shaker, 1931
This is a Cocktail shaker.
This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from The Art Institute of Chicago as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.
During Prohibition drinking accessories often hid their function, taking on playful new designs including skyscrapers, animals, and even a Zeppelin. Individual silversmiths and manufacturers expanded to include these novelties.
It is credited
Lent by The Art Institute of Chicago, Restricted gift of Quinn E. Delaney; Wesley M. Dixon, Jr. Fund, 1990.179.
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Its dimensions are
39.3 cm (15 1/2 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.