An artillery cocktail shaker by Gorham, USA, mid 20th century

An artillery cocktail shaker by Gorham, USA, mid 20th century

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An early to mid 20th century American Gorham silver plated, copper and brass novelty artillery shell cocktail shaker, huge size, modelled as a very detailed fac-simile of the World War One eighteen-pounder shrapnel shell, in three sections, the top opening to reveal the strainer, the base containing a framework with four shot glasses. Marked "FAC-SIMILE EIGHTEEN POUNDER SHRAPNEL SHELL" and "Patent Applied for America and Foreign Countries", made by Gorham Silver Company (important American manufacturer) to the undereside, this makes a wonderful gift for a cocktail enthusiast or collector.

Condition: perfect

Dimensions: 57cm high, 10cm diameter