@traintime Thanks! That is a solid guess, Ima go with it :)
How I ended up finding this excellent board was through the researching of vintage and antique cocktail/barware gear. So that estimate of the X
being an indication of extra plated is consistent with it's weight. This weighs in at a serious 2lbs 3oz. Where a typical 9.5” stainless steel three-piece cocktail shaker weighs 10oz as a comparison.
The style of this pitcher shaker overall, the handle shape more specifically with the cork stopper is very typically early 20th century, pre-Prohibition. It's missing its stopper at the pour spout which also would have been silverplate with a cork plug. Based on it's style, shape, the "18" could be the year of production.
I love the Joe from Jiggs engraving.
It makes me imagine that Jiggs and Joe may have been a barmen somewhere like the Stanley Hotel
or maybe a bartender in a beautiful pullman-private-railroad-car.(admin edit - see Posting Requirements )
I don't post a lot here, but always reading and learning! Cheers, Michael