A superb travelling bar cocktail set in the form of a 1920s aeroplane, by J A Henckels Zwilling of Solingen, Germany, circa 1928,
Lot 82
A superb travelling bar cocktail set in the form of a 1920s aeroplane, by J A Henckels Zwilling of Solingen, Germany, circa 1928,
Sold for £10,000 (US$ 16,808) inc. premium
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A superb travelling bar cocktail set in the form of a 1920s aeroplane, by J A Henckels Zwilling of Solingen, Germany, circa 1928,
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 compliment of drinking accessories comprising cocktail shaker with strainer/lemon squeezer, lid and set of four gilt-lined stacking cups all contained in the fuselage, set of four spoons stacked within the wheeled 'under-carriage' with corkscrew and funnel contained in the 'tail-plane', impressed to one tail-fin 'J.A.Henckels Twin Works Solingen Germany' and further stamped '73' and 'Germany' to another, the strainer marked 'D.R.G.M. 894384 Germany', and each cup marked 'Made in Germany' to base, a rare larger example of the two versions originally produced and measuring 32cm long overall.
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