ANTIQUE 20thC GORHAM HUGE WWI ARTILLERY SHELL COCKTAIL SHAKER & SERVER c.1915

ANTIQUE 20thC GORHAM HUGE WWI ARTILLERY SHELL COCKTAIL SHAKER & SERVER c.1915

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REFERENCE NUMBER: A2315

 

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Description

Antique 20th Century American Gorham Silver plated, copper and brass novelty artillery shell cocktail shaker, huge size, modelled as a very detailed fac-simile of the WWI Eighteen-Pounder Shrapnel Shell, in three sections, the top opens to reveal the strainer, the base contains a framework with four shot glasses.

 The piece is Marked "FAC-SIMILE EIGHTEEN POUNDER SHRAPNEL SHELL" and "Patent Applied for America and Foreign Countries".

Although not marked the piece is known to be by Gorham Silver Company (important American manufacturer, please follow this link) and it dates to year 1910-20. A similar piece recently sold in auction for $9500 excluding premium.

Condition

In Excellent Condition - no damage, just general wear.

Size (total)

Height:   57cm

Width:   10cm

Weight:   2635g