Silver-plated miniature cocktail shaker shape measure
Containing a stand with six cocktail sticks within
P. H. Vogel & Co., Birmingham
English, Circa 1930s
Mark to the base "P.H. V & Co / EPNS / Made in England"
Height of shaker: 12 cm
A beautifully designed object which has become one of the most sought-after items of barware. This measure, with 1oz and 1.5oz gradations, takes the form of an elegant miniature cocktail shaker. It also doubles-up as a cocktail stick holder. The stand, which fits perfectly within it, holds six cocktail sticks with handsome cherry-red bakelite tops. Many of the most useful mixology accessories found together in a singe suberb item.
For a similar miniature shaker by P.H. Vogel & Co, also containing cocktail sticks (but without the additional useful measure gradations) see Lot 4, Sotheby's New York, Prohibition anniversary sale "Prohibition in America | 100 Years", 21 May 2020. (Realized USD 2,125).
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