INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO.
"LIGHTHOUSE" COCKTAIL SHAKER
produced by International Silver Co., Meriden, Connecticut
impressed with Meridian International Silver Co. mark and 348 56 OZ PATENTED UAN.11,1927
14 in. (35.6 cm) high
Overall in very good condition. The silver-plated surfaces present with scattered areas of tarnish, scratches, pitting, oxidation, and some very minor losses to finish, consistent with age and gentle use. The edges throughout with scattered dents and abrasions and concentrated to the rim of the shaker, consistent with age and use. The interior cork presents well with some darkening and natural age cracks to the cork, consistent with the natural aging process of the material over time. A rare and whimsical shaker.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Simon Khachadourian, The Cocktail Shaker: The Tanqueray Guide, London, 2000, p. 35
Stephen Visakay, Vintage Bar Ware: Identification and Value Guide, Padukach, KY, 2000, p. 45