This extremely stylish Art Deco silver plated cocktail shaker with spout was designed by Keith Murray for Mappin & Webb in the Art Devo period. The conical shape with incised circles is typical of Murray's metalware and ceramic designs. The underside of the shaker is marked "Mappin & Webb London Sheffield Mappin Plate W28994 Made in England" There is a shield shaped cartouche with the date letter "G" and below that "1 1/2 Pint"
Weight: 2lbs 0 3/8ozs - 918gms
Height: 9.96ins - 25.3cms
Width (spout to handle): 8.03ins - 20.4cms
Keith Day Pearce Murray
(1892 - 1981)
Keith Murray 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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