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Cocktail Shaker

Cocktail Shaker

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This silver cocktail shaker was patented in 1924. Shaped like a vase and covered in a hammered surface effect, this shaker was a part of a set of eight accompanying cups that were used during the Prohibition era. Ratified on January 16, 1919, the Eighteenth Amendment made the manufacture, transport, and sale of alcohol illegal in the United States. This restriction on the alcohol industry ushered in Prohibition, an era that impacted the social, political, and economic landscapes of America.
Object Name
shaker, cocktail
date made
ca 1920-1940
1924 - 1925
patent date
used date
1920 - 1950
Bernard Rice's Sons, Inc.
place made
United States: New York, New York City
place used
United States: Maryland, Mount Victoria
Physical Description
nickel silver, electroplated (overall material)
cork (cover and spout stoppers material)
pitcher: 18.7 cm x 11.7 cm; 7 3/8 in x 4 5/8 in
overall: 4 5/8 in x 9 3/8 in x 7 5/8 in; 11.7475 cm x 23.8125 cm x 19.3675 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Martha M. Patrick
Food Culture
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
American Enterprise
Family & Social Life
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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