J. A. HENCKELS
"ZEPPELIN" COCKTAIL SHAKER AND TRAVELING BAR
comprising a flask and stopper, strainer/juicer, corkscrew, funnel, four graduated shot cups and four spoons
together with the original leather traveling case
produced by J.A. Henckels, Solingen, Germany
silver-plated brass, leather
all pieces marked GERMANY, spoons with maker's mark and MADE IN GERMANY, strainer/juicer marked DRGM/884384 MADE IN GERMANY, and corkscrew marked DRGM
cocktail shaker: 12½ in. (31.8 cm) high
Overall in good condition. the silver-plated surfaces present with scattered scratches, scuffing, nicks, tarnish, pitting, surface residue, and oxidation, and indentations mainly concentrated to the interior surfaces, consistent with age and gentle use. Slight bending to the fins of the lower portion, and some minor dents to the interior cups, in keeping with age and gentle use. The leather case in fine vintage condition, with some minor staining, marks and flaking, consistent with the natural aging process of the material over time. The set is lacking a sugar cup and includes four cups, four spoons, one funnel, one gondola, one strainer with juicer, flask and stopper, cap and body, tail and cover, and corkscrew. A beautiful example of this model in very good original condition.
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. 49
Stephen Visakay, Vintage Bar Ware: Identification and Value Guide, Padukach, KY, 2000, pp. 50-51 (for related models)