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Paul Lobel
AN IMPORTANT AND EXTREMELY RARE COCKTAIL SHAKER
Estimation
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Lot. Vendu 31,250 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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Paul Lobel
AN IMPORTANT AND EXTREMELY RARE COCKTAIL SHAKER
Estimation
30 00050 000
Lot. Vendu 31,250 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Important 20th Century Design

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Paul Lobel
AN IMPORTANT AND EXTREMELY RARE COCKTAIL SHAKER

incised WILCOX S.P. CO./INTERNATIONALS CO./N5874 and I and S within sqaures and with firm's cypher
with inscription GEORGIA STATE GOLF ASSOCIATION/ 1938/TOURNAMENT/EIGHTH FLIGHT/WON BY/CLIFF KING


silver-plated metal and wicker
10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm) high
ca. 1934-1936
produced by Wilcox Silver Plate Company, a division of International Silver Company, Meriden, CT
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Bibliographie

Contemporary American Industrial Art 1934, exh, cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1934, p. 14 (for listing of the prototype cocktail shaker designed by Paul Lobel, produced by International Silver Company)
"A Parade of Contemporary Achievements at The Metropolitan Museum," Arts & Decoration, December 1934, p. 13 (for illustration of the prototype cocktail shaker exhibited in Contemporary American Industrial Art, 1934)
"At Metropolitan Museum," International Silver Service, January/February 1935, p. 6  (for illustration of the prototype cocktail shaker exhibited in Contemporary American Industrial Art, 1934)
J. Stewart Johnson, American Modern 1925-1940:  Design for a New Age, New York, 2000, p. 207 (for Lobel's tea service produced by Wilcox, in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Jewel Stern, Modernism in American Silver, New Haven, 2005, pp. 111, 116 (for Lobel's tea service produced by Wilcox, in the John C. Waddell Collection)

Description

In 1934, Paul Lobel exhibited unique prototypes of a tea service and cocktail shaker for the groundbreaking exhibition Contemporary American Industrial Art 1934 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Incorporating the use of Catalin for such details as the cover and base on the shaker, these icons of American Modernism have never been seen again. The designs were slightly modified for mass production by the Wilcox Silver Plate Company, eliminating the Catalin trim, and the shaker appears in a Wilcox salesman's catalogue as "number 5874 mixer, height 11 inches, wicker wound neck, $12." However, by 1936 the shaker had been discontinued. While there are several known examples of the tea service in public and private collections, this is the first example of the shaker to appear on the market. It probably owes its survival to being presented as a golf trophy in 1938.

Important 20th Century Design

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New York