This extremely stylish Art Deco silver plated cocktail shaker with spout was designed by Keith Murray for Mappin & Webb. The conical shape with incised circles is typical of Murray's metalware and ceramic designs. The underside of the shaker is marked "Mappin & Webb Ltd Mappin Plate London Sheffield W28994 M.221 1 Pint" There is a shield shaped cartouche with the date letter "C" which would suggest a date in the early 1930s possibly 1931.
Height: 23.5cms - 9 1/4ins
Width (spout to handle): 18cms - 7ins
Weight: 768gms - 1lb 11 1/8oz
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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