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Sterling Silver Cartier Cocktail Shaker made c1950


Maker: Cartier

An exceptional cocktail shaker in sterling silver of a tapering form, in the Art Deco style.  

Date 1950
Made By Cartier
Location Paris
Stock Number W62x1

Out of stock

Maker: Cartier

An exceptional cocktail shaker in sterling silver of a tapering form, in the Art Deco style.

The surface of the cocktail shaker is plain and encompassed with an applied reed decorated girdle.

This delightful cocktail shaker has a detachable lid, a pouring spout which has a chained cap inset with a cork

The chain anchors to the aforementioned girdle to the body.

A lovely shaker in superb condition.

Dimensions, height 21 cm, width handle to end of spout 17 cm.

Weight, 23 troy oz.

Capacity, approximately 600 ml, just over a UK pint.


In 1847, the French Revolution Era in France, from the humble beginnings and passion for watchmaking, Louis Francois Cartier took over his master’s workshop and continued to thrive in the business, which in the contemporary times is well renowned for its luxury and elegance. This recognition, name, and fame dates to the nineteenth century when its founder Louis Francois Cartier distinguished his piece of work in two ways. First, by being a trend-setter for number stamping the items he produced in his workshop. Second, his skill of elaborate description of jewellery as possessions in his workshop besides watches. These humble beginnings led to the uniqueness of each item designed intricately and thus embarked upon the rise of the “Cartier Era”.

In this period Cartier had started to bloom and client came from all corners of aristocracy. In fact, this helped Cartier fund the store and even outsource the non-timepieces of exceptional quality. This was a steppingstone to his magnificent store at the present location on Rue de la Paix, Paris in 1899. This vicinity left a room for spectacular opulence which emphasized the shift from retailing to designing and manufacturing. In 1899 he handed over to his three sons.

The 20th century (1904-1920) marked the Golden Age for Cartier. For Louis then, “Fancy” was the keyword to define Cartier style in the French jewellery market and traditionally it was passed in lineage to his successors when the expansion was shouldered by Alfred, the son, who oversaw the establishment of stores in New York and London. Further until 1964, the Cartier as a brand remained a family-owned business, when it was sold off as separate stores internationally.  However, in 1972, it was bought by one of the associations who re-established it as one of the leading high-end jewellery brands.

During its period of expansion, Cartier had gained its name for its perfection besides making fancy pieces. As the time passes, the history of Cartier gets yet glorified by the mention of some of the world’s never seen before pieces of art, for example, Tutti Frutti necklace and bracelets for the Maharaja of Patiala, the graceful yet light weighted Belle Époque garland necklace in Platinum for King Edward VI and the ‘big cat’ jewels for the Duchess of Windsor. Such inspirational and revolutionary ideas is what defines Cartier even today with its worldwide operations in more than 200 stores in 125 countries with three Historical Maison’s – Paris, London, and New York.

For the brand’s loyal and royal customers, it has given them a lifestyle itself dwells on its glorified past and teaches its stakeholders the everlasting importance of quality over everything.

Delivery Details

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Import restrictions are applicable to some destinations, especially the import of products containing materials such as ivory and tortoiseshell. We cannot accept orders requiring shipment to any countries which implement such controls.

All items are checked and photographed prior to packaging, and we aim to dispatch 1-3 days after receiving cleared payment.

Delivery Charges:
For the UK £15.00
For Europe £30.00
For the rest of World £50.00
The charges are subject to change

About William Walter Antiques

At the heart of William Walter Antiques is our dedication to providing our customers with beautiful silver of supreme quality, which celebrates all that is precious about sterling silver. Customer service also being paramount, our long-standing, devoted staff team go above and beyond the call of duty for all our clients. We believe it is this combination of passion and commitment that has kept our customers with us for many years.

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