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    Posted 2 years ago

    VintageFin…
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    I found this at a garage sale. It's just over 11 inches tall with a pedestal-type base. It seems way to big to be a cocktail shaker! I tried regular google searching as well as a google image search and wasn't able to find anything similar. Hoping someone will be able to help me identify this item. I love the couple. They look like they're having fun!

    Thanks in advance for the assistance.

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    Comments

    1. Gillian, 2 years ago
      Very interesting, I think, cocktail shaker. Mid century modern time period; with some art deco thrown in.


    2. Gillian, 2 years ago
      Love the snooty woman, but not sure about the guys 'look'. They're both just a little tipsy? She has a very daring dress.
    3. VintageFindsHM VintageFindsHM, 2 years ago
      I think it's too big to be a cocktail shaker. It's over 11 inches tall and a little more than 5 inches across at the widest part (near the top). Plus the pedestal bottom throws me off concerning the item's intended purpose. Could it be that it is just a mammoth shaker and it's missing the top? I do believe that it is a mid-century piece and it's meant to look retro to the roaring 20's, based on what the couple's formal attire looks like to me.

      Thanks for you comment and I'm sorry about the sideways photo. I tried to take the photo in both landscape and portrait, but for some reason it uploads sideways!
    4. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 years ago
      I'd tend to think it was a cocktail shaker (albeit a large-ish one) but for one question I can't quite discern from the pic. Is its top red-colored (and apparently also sadly chipped but nevermind that) rim actually "cylindrical" such that it could accept a now-missing stamped metal 'lid' of some sort? The pic makes it look like that part is actually tapered slightly outwards, if that's so perhaps it was just intended to be a 'shaker-shaped pitcher' instead...??

      It is a FUN piece anyways -- don't forget that the world-in-general viewed "recreational drinking" in a QUITE different way back in the 1950's-60's... <lol>
    5. VintageFindsHM VintageFindsHM, 2 years ago
      The top is cylindrical (with sad chip), so it could have had a metal top at one point. I thought about it after I bought it and wondered why the red paint didn't seem warn. I would have assumed there would be some scratching or fading of the paint if there was a metal lid that was used, but maybe that's where the chip came from.

      I know what you're saying about the views on drinking in the '50s and '60s...I've seen Mad Men! :-) I've seen quite a few of these vintage cocktail shakers over the years, but never one this size.

      Thanks for your comments!
    6. TallCakes TallCakes, 2 years ago
      not sure if this link will work. Dunbar Glass with décor by John Held Jr.

      https://www.pinterest.com/pin/499618152405457982/
    7. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 years ago
      And there we have it thanks to TallCakes -- it had an 'internal' lid instead. Makes much more sense (also likely much more yummy shaken cocktails) now?!! <LOL>

      The chip/lack of lid certainly wouldn't have stopped me from snatching it up ifn's I'd have come across it at a garage sale -- congrats for a FUN FIND anyways VintageFindsHM!! :-) :-) :-)
    8. VintageFindsHM VintageFindsHM, 2 years ago
      That's it! Thanks so much!
      I could resist the find. That couple is fabulous.
      Thanks again to TallCakes and Anything Obscure for help in solving the mystery!
    9. VintageFindsHM VintageFindsHM, 2 years ago
      O.K., wait a minute... Did the one on Ebay sell for $1,600? I realize it was in mint condition and mine clearly has issues, but wow! I guess I need to keep this in a safe place!
    10. TallCakes TallCakes, 2 years ago
      I think that's an asking price. I didn't find a match on WorthPoint...
    11. VintageFindsHM VintageFindsHM, 2 years ago
      I thought that was a little much, and too good to be true. I still think the $20 I paid for it was a nice vintage investment!
    12. lizzycbw lizzycbw, 2 years ago
      It is a John Held Jr cocktail shaker minus it's lid ...very lovely find! Lucky you!
    13. VintageFindsHM VintageFindsHM, 2 years ago
      Thanks lizzycbw! I'm excited to have it!

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