HELP Needed; Truly No Idea About History, etc.

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HELP Needed; Truly No Idea About History, etc.

Postby rjr4047 » Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:07 pm

Thanks to everyone who views this post and can offer any insight. The piece has been in my family for as long as I can remember, and I truly have no idea about the actual use or manufacturer/designer. It is quite an interesting piece, it has cups that fit within each other, a funnel, two flasks, an apparent small alcohol burner, spoons (which have a small hallmark) and it all packs up to look like a small bomb.

I am assuming it is sterling silver. Any feedback or guidance greatly appreciated. I have attached a few photos of the pieces laid out and then assembled.

All the best

NBF

These are links to four (4) photos, not sure if this will work, if someone can let me know how to post photos within the forum, that would be great.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/z6n16ux2or27lxk/20201206_141340.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/z6n16ux2or27lxk/20201206_141340.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vd6fpz50hmmzcfi/20201206_135803.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/lnbhmt8wl9yhzew/20201206_140055.jpg?dl=0

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Re: HELP Needed; Truly No Idea About History, etc.

Postby dognose » Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:13 pm

Hi,

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Re: HELP Needed; Truly No Idea About History, etc.

Postby rjr4047 » Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:28 pm

Thank you for the guidance, much appreciated. Please refer to the following images.

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Re: HELP Needed; Truly No Idea About History, etc.

Postby Joerg » Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:02 am

Hi
This is a Zeppeloin Airship Cocktail shaker and traveling bar, made in the late 1920ies or early 1930ies.
Most probably not sterling, but silver plated. But no disappointment. This is a great item. Such objects are highly collectible. Very nice item.
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Jörg

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Re: HELP Needed; Truly No Idea About History, etc.

Postby Joerg » Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:03 am

Sorry
Zeppelin Airship....

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Re: HELP Needed; Truly No Idea About History, etc.

Postby AG2012 » Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:58 am

But this is not the mark of J.A. Henckels Solingen. Or is it ?
Although perfectly matching form of their iconic zeppelin cocktail shaker.
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Re: HELP Needed; Truly No Idea About History, etc.

Postby rjr4047 » Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:51 am

Thanks for the feedback, greatly appreciated. A few questions, is it worth polishing or leave as is for now. Again thanks to all and wishing the best for the holidays.

NBF

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Re: HELP Needed; Truly No Idea About History, etc.

Postby dognose » Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:43 am

Hi,

Is that the only mark that you have found on this set?

Trev.

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Re: HELP Needed; Truly No Idea About History, etc.

Postby rjr4047 » Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:54 am

Yes.....

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Re: HELP Needed; Truly No Idea About History, etc.

Postby AG2012 » Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:05 pm

Do not use abrasive polishers to avoid damage to silver plating.
On the other hand, gentle buffing with liquid rouge on soft cloth can protect the surface from further tarnish, at least for some time if the shaker is exposed to air.
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Re: HELP Needed; Truly No Idea About History, etc.

Postby rjr4047 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:48 am

thanks for the information on polishing/cleaning. also, i find it interesting now that i know what the item is, i have yet to come across a photo which has the split flasks, has been an interesting learning exercise to date. one post raised the question about the hallmark, trying to chase that down.

thanks again to all

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Re: Zeppelin shaker

Postby Bahner » Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:55 am

Hello, no, this is not a Henckels mark. Strictly this is not a hallmark at all, as this term is reserved for silver. Have never seen this mark before, but I suspect - just a gut feeling really - that it is the logo of either the giver of this set or the taker, possibly it was the gift of a larger company. The shaker is sort of elusive, I am not aware of a Henckels catalogue of the time that illustrates it. There is just one illustration in a German magazine of the time (Die Kunst und das Schöne Heim, if I remember correctly) of which I am aware of and it gives WMF as the maker ! Another gut feeling - I believe this to be an error and Henckels to be the real maker. Have seen the set appear on the market several times in recent decades, the insides slighty different. Possibly there are contemporary variants which may explain the split flasks here which do not appear elsewhere and are indeed new to me, too. Anyway, a striking example of high class German modernistic design. Congrats ! Bahner

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Re: HELP Needed; Truly No Idea About History, etc.

Postby Aguest » Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:32 pm

Is the logo an "M" possibly for Maybach? ::: Did the Maybach company make Zeppelins? ::: If this is in error I apologize but the logo seems more like a company name rather than a family name. ::::


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