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Vintage Blimp Zeppelin Cocktail Shaker 1960s

Sale price $479.02 Regular price $576.83

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A lovely vintage silver-plated Zeppelin "Blimp" cocktail shaker. Heavy in weight, this shaker is well-crafted and made up of 3 pieces, it balances perfecty on its fins. There are no hallmarks. We believe this shaker to be from the 1960s. Truly a stunning figural cockail shaker that has some pretty magical tarnish/patina to it.

Measurements: 12 1/2" in length

Maker: Unknown. This doesn't appear to be a vintage Restoration Hardware Zeppelin (which was made in the 1990s), as we're very familar with that particular Zeppelin shaker. This Zeppelin has a more rounded back end (the Restoration Hardware Zeppelin has a less rounded back end). This shaker's fins as well where the wheels connect to the body of the shaker can clearly be seen that it was welded. Lastly, this vintage Zeppelin shaker has a small airation "hole" in the base that connects the wheels to the body of the shaker (once again, Restoration Hardware's 1990s version does not have this). Lastly, the fins of this shaker are about 1/4" longer than the Restoration Hardware version from the 1990s. So, while there are no hallmarks, we believe this shaker is from the 1960s.

Hallmarks: None

Condition: Good/fair vintage condition overall with noticeable signs of age. No dents or dings. This piece has very obvious signs of age. Here's a full Conditions summary:

1) There's quite a bit of tarnish/patina (which is part of its stunning factor) that will likely not polish up to a vibrant silver
2) There's general age and surface wear
3) The 3 pieces all fit together snugly; the middle section is ever so slightly "warped" (not perfectly round) which requires you to line it up perfectly with the bottom section in order to get it put on/off.

The interior of the shaker is clean and in great shape. In short, we're listing this shaker as "fair/good" condition due to the very obvious signs of age. Truly a cool figural cocktail shaker.

**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!

**On shipping: We take our packaging very seriously and carefully wrap all pieces to ensure safe delivery. And we're not making a penny on shipping. This shaker is extremely heavy in weight and will weight 3+ lbs.

****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.