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    Sale 2129

    Maritime Decorative Arts

    15 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 219

    A silver-plated cocktail shaker in the form of a Penguin

    MARK OF NAPIER, MERIDEN, CONNECTICUT, 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A silver-plated cocktail shaker in the form of a Penguin
    Mark of Napier, Meriden, Connecticut, 20th century
    in the form of a penguin, with a footed base, detachable cover, the beak opening as a spout with a cork closure, marked under base. Engraved on the body with the letter "B".
    12 in. (30.5 cm.) height.


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    The Napier Company was started by E.A. Bliss and J.E. Carpenter in 1875 in Meriden under the name Carpenter & Bliss and underwent several name changes before becoming the Napier Company in 1922.