Set of four small silver plated cocktail shakers each with cocktail selection dial on the top, contained within a Tantalus-like frame/stand that secures the shakers in place when carrying. This wooden base caddy with a silver plated handle and bale has a silver plated rack that lowers to secure the shakers and raises to release them to be served. Circa 1934. Impressed with manufacturer's mark, Napier, to underside of each shaker as well as ‘U.S. and Foreign Patents Pending’. The top of each shaker has a wheel and rotating arrow which is used to indicate the desired cocktail that is to be prepared. Ten period cocktails are engraved on the wheel spokes. The shakers are in 2 sections, the top part lifts off to reveal a built in strainer and the top, once upturned, is designed so it can then be used as a cup if so desired.
Dimensions of Stand: 25.5cm/10 inches (height) x 15cm/5⅞ inches (width) x 15cm/5⅞ inches (depth). Dimensions of Shaker: 15.5cm/6⅛ inches (height) x 6cm/2⅜ inches (max. diameter).