Vintage barware and cocktail memorabilia...The aesthetic value of vintage barware and antique cocktail cultural artifacts is widely recognized, both as beautiful functional objects for home use and to document our nation's history. Such makers as Manning Bowman, Napier, Farber Brothers, Revere, Bernard Rice's Sons, Wallace Brothers, Mappin & Webb, Barbours, Meriden S.P. Co., Derby S.P. Co., and Gorham produced fantastic sterling, silver plate, and chrome vintage and antique cocktail shakers taking this aspect to an art form. Glass companies including Cambridge, Heisey, Hazel Atlas, Duncan Miller, Imperial Glass, West Virginia Specialty Glass, Owens-Illinois all contributed unique designs from skyscraper antique and vintage cocktail shakers to individual small vintage and antique cocktail shakers.
Vintage barware and antique bar accoutrements range from vintage barware jiggers and shot glasses, to vintage cocktail pick holders; from ice cube trays that form nude women ice to bartender caricature accessories. From the roaring 20's to the elegance and glamour of Hollywood in the 30's; from the frantic and fun 1950's to the hippie generation of the 1960's, cocktail hour has been an integral part of our society's entertainment. The act of collecting vintage bar ware and antique bar ware pieces is almost as much fun as using them. Cheers!