A vintage English cylindrical martini or cocktail shaker of fine plate silver from the Art Deco period, circa 1930-1940, with engine-turned removable cap and strainer.
Marked on base: Gaskell and Chambers, Birmingham. Gaskell & Chambers’ roots stem back through the 19th century and are listed as barfitter’s and beer engine manufacturers.
They were a large scale provider of quality bar materials and hardware to the drinks trade throughout most of the 20th century.
Perfect for the bar. Even better for martinis.