A superb travelling cocktail set in the form of a 1920s aeroplane, by J A Henckels Zwilling of Solingen, Germany, circa 1928

Summary

  • Type 
    Automobilia
  • Lot number 
    113
  • Location

Description

A superb travelling cocktail set in the form of a 1920s aeroplane, by J A Henckels Zwilling of Solingen, Germany, circa 1928, polished nickel-plated brass cocktail set inspired by the romance of air travel, in the form of a stylised 1920s monoplane, featuring 'fuselage' with 'twin-blade propeller' mounted 'cowling' cap, and pair of hip-flask 'wings', the whole fully disassembling to reveal full complement of drinking accessories, the 'fuselage' cocktail shaker with strainer/lemon squeezer and lid, containing drinks flask and set of four gilt-lined stacking cups and funnel, with set of four spoons stacked within the wheeled 'under-carriage' and corkscrew contained in the 'tail-plane', the strainer marked 'D.R.G.M. 894384 Made in Germany', and each cup marked 'Germany' to base, a rare larger example of the two versions originally produced, and measuring 32cm long overall, offered together with an edition of Simon Khachadourian: The Cocktail Shaker - The Tanqueray Guide, published 2000 by Philip Wilson, featuring images of a similar cocktail set (see pages 44-45).
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