A good quality antique silver plated 1 pint cocktail shaker with engraved bands to central cup and lid, by renowned silver makers Elkington, Circa 1930s.
Elkington & Co. are one of the most important names in English silver and certainly the most important in silver plate.They began life in Birmingham as a company of silversmiths in 1836, and experimented with improving gilding techniques. By 1838 they had discovered and patented a new way to electroplate one metal on to the surface of. It introduced electrotyping as a new method of production for silver plated items and exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851 with enormous success. Elkington held Royal Warrants for Queen Victoria, King Edward VI, King George V, King Edward VIII and King George VI.
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