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"Boston Lighthouse" cocktail shaker

Shaker, lid, strainer, and removable finial.

Inscription

Scratched into base beneath mark: "R-7-48-QAIV [?] - NX"

Marks

Stamped into base of shaker: Logo in half circle: "INTERNATIONAL / I [in rectangle] s [in rectangle] / SILVER PLATE / EPNS / 343 / 56 oz." Stamped into bottom rim of lid: "PAT'D JAN. 11-1927"

Provenance

1953, given as a wedding gift to Pat and William (Bill) Swan, Dover, Massachusetts from William's parents; by inheritance within the family; 2011, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 21, 2011)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in honor of Patricia and William C. Swan

designed about 1927; made about 1927–29

Object Place

Meriden, Connecticut, United States

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 13 3/4 x 5 1/4 in. (34.9 x 13.3 cm)

Accession Number

2011.1686a-d

Medium or Technique

Silverplated metal (probably chrome)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware