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1930s "What'll Yer Have" Embossed Recipes Cocktail Shaker Set (7 Piece Set) by Apollo Bernard Rice

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A lovely 1930's "What'll Yer Have" cocktail shaker set by Apollo Bernard Rice & Sons. This gorgeous shaker stands 13" tall. They made two versions of this shaker, an 11" and this skyscraper/larger shaker that has more Art Deco detailing and stands 13" tall. Complete with 18 various cocktail recipes in raised lettering, this shaker is truly a stunning piece. The recipes are surrounded by a raised/textured grapevine border. This set also comes with the original cocktail cups (also embossed with recipes), a rarity. This set is nothing short of magical.

Maker/year: Apollo Bernard Rice & Sons, 1930s

Hallmarks: "What'll Yer Have?"
Apollo
Bernard Rice & Sons
5496 / 2
PAT. D98653

This set includes 7 pieces: 1 cocktail shaker and 6 cups

The 18 recipes on the shaker include: Maple Leaf, Coronation, Harvard, Bronx, Absinthe, Side Car, Martini, Jack Rose, Dubonnet, Canadian, Alexander, 20th Century, Barcardi, Pink Lady Brandy, Manhattan, Egg Nog, Clover Club, and Yale

The recipes on the 6 cups include (each cup have 3 different recipes): the same cocktail as above with there being two cups that have: Egg Nog, Coronation, and Dubonnet

Condition: Good vintage condition but with noticeable signs of age. We like to be thorough when it comes to our vintage sets, so here's a piece by piece summary:

Cocktail Shaker: Good vintage condition overall but with signs of age. We like to be through so here's a full summary'

1) There's general tarnish (see all photos)
2) There are two shallow dings on the body of the shaker
3) The shaker "wobbles" slightly as the bottom footed section has small waves in a few places (see where our finger is pointing in photo #7)
4) The's age and wear to the very top of the lid (see all photos)
5) The screw cap is in good shape and still has its original cork inside

The 6 Cups: Good/Fair condition. We're including "Fair" as some of the cups have noticeable age/wear/plate loss (see photo #3 for the interior of the cups). Here's a cup by cup summary:

Cup 1 (Harvard, Manhattan, Jack Rose) - Good condition with noticeable signs of age and wear -- there's some noticeable scratching inside the interior upper section (see photo #5 as an example) and wear to areas of the silver-plating (again, see photo #5) and what we refer to as general surface wear that includes micro fine scratches, scrapes, etc
Cup 2 (Bronx Canadian, Cover Club) - Fair/Poor condition with very noticeable signs of age and wear --- The rim has areas of missing silver-plating and isn't perfectly round; there's plating loss to the interior; there are two dings
Cup 3 (Side Car, Yale, 20th Century) - Good/Fair condition -- there's quite a bit of tarnish and general surface wear
Cup 4 (Pink Lady, Martini, Maple Leaf) - Good/Fair condition - there are several small dings/bends along the rim/edge and general surface wear
Cups 5 & 6 (Coronation, Egg Nog, and Dubonnet) - Good condition. Both cups have tarnish (one cup more than the other cup) and general surface wear. One of the cups have some very tiny dings/bends along the rim/edge.

We know the above might sound nit-picky but we like to be thorough. In short, this set is in Good vintage condition overall (the shaker in Good vintage condition; some of the cups in Good/Fair condition). We've seen this version fetch $700 to $1,000, but we'd rather price it reasonably for a true vintage barware enthusiast. Truly a lovely set that has a magical feel to it. Cheers.

**On shipping: We take our packaging very seriously and carefully wrap all pieces to ensure safe delivery. This set is heavier in weight and will be packed well to ensure safe arrival, which means a larger, heavier box. Cheers!

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