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Keith Murray for Mappin & Webb silver plate Art Deco cocktail shaker

Another wonderful cocktail shaker by Keith Murray for Mappin & Webb but this one does not have a handle or a spout. It has the conical body with graduated top and the incised rings around the foot and the top of the body of the shaker and around the base of the top. This shaker has the removable strainer which is often missing. The base is signed " Triple Deposit Mappin & Webb Prince's Plate London & Sheffiled W27731 ARd. 772182 1 Pint". It also has the Treskilion type mark and the date letter "L" in a shield shaped cartouche.

Approximate dimensions:
Weight: 1lb 1.7ozs - 502gms
Height: 9.45ins - 24cms
Diameter: 3.54ins - 9cms

Keith Day Pearce Murray (1892 - 1981) was born in New Zealand but came to England when he was 14. He qualified as an architect but turned his hand to illustrating before becoming a full time designer. He worked on a freelance basis for the glass makers Steven & Williams and then for Wedgwood pottery and his designs in metal were created for Mappin & Webb. In 1936 he was appointed architect in charge of designing Wedgwood's new factory in Burlaston and he returned to architecture after the war.

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