A magical early 1900s cocktail shaker by E & JB (Empire Art Silver Co). This antique shaker is downright magical and features a copper body and lid and cast metal handles, giving a stunning two-toned look. Extremely solid/heavy in weight, the handles feature an Art Deco shape. Both the lid's interior as well as the spout cap both have their original cork. The craftsmanship of this shaker is simply stunning.
A bit about the manufacturer: Empire Art Silver operated from 1890 to 1930. They were a New York, NY based company and made quality-crafted houseware items including a number of cocktail shakers.
Hallmarks: "E & JB" can be found on the interior of the cap as well as on the bottom of the shaker along with their circular hallmark.
Condition: Good vintage condition with obvious signs of age and wear. The cork in both the lid and cap are well in tact and very, very good condition. The shaker itself could use a polishing (please note: we do not polish our vintage pieces as some buyers are very particular about as is condition). There's a ding on the left side of the shaker as well as a ding on the bottom rim/edge of the shaker (please see photos for reference). It's also a bit of a rustic texture where the spout connects to the body of the shaker as this piece was hand-welded/crafted. Overall, this antique jigger is in good vintage condition with signs of age/wear and displays beautifully. Truly a magical cocktail mixer.
**Please Note: we typically do not test our shakers for leakage. We offer a variety of vintage shakers (both usable as well as collectible/display only). We are happy to put our shaker through a thorough leakage test (which involves filling it with liquid and rigorously shaking it) -- please message us if you'd like us to test this particular shaker. Cheers!
Measurements: Approx 11 1/2" tall Truly a gorgeous Art Deco style shaker that would be a stunning addition to one's vintage collection! Cheers!
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****Important to note pre-purchase: Buyers, please examine all photos carefully as we cannot accept returns due to the fragile nature (the possibility of breakage when being shipped back) of our vintage/antique pieces. Our items are true vintage pieces that might have manufacturers flaws, flaws from age, or imperfections in general from being vintage. We try to explain the condition/description in an accurate and thorough manner but we ask that you please examine all photos carefully and ask all questions before purchasing an item as we are unable to accept returns due to the risk of breakage.