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Cocktail Shaker and Lid

Decorative Arts

Though alcoholic beverages were banned in the United States during Prohibition, from 1920 to 1933, home-brewed alcohol was surreptitiously sold at speakeasies and sometimes served at private residences.
MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES ca. 1927
DIMENSIONS 9 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.
MARKINGS on bottom: PATENTED / JAN. 11, 1927 / MERIDEN S.P. Co. in arched band over lion - INTERNATIONAL S. Co. in hoizontal band under lion / 321 / PAT. APLD. FOR / 24 oz. on lid on inner rim: PAT'D JAN. 11, 1927
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
ACCESSION NUMBER 1989.104.26a-b
CREDIT LINE Bequest of Marie Bernice Bitzer
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
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