The Connoisseur Cocktail Shaker Set by Manning Bowman

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  • Item Category: Alcohol & Smoking
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 07,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction

The "Connoisseur" Cocktail Shaker Set
by
Manning Bowman
You are bidding on the "Connoisseur," a highly-collectible cocktail shaker set by Manning Bowman. Measures 12 inches tall. Elegant vertical lines finished in chromium with an ivory yellow arinite cover knob. Hard to find the cocktail shaker alone, this auction is for a very rare matching set of the "Connoisseur" shaker, tray, and five glasses.
Iâe(tm)m a passionate cocktail shaker collector. I've decided to release a portion of my collection so others can fortify their collection with truly unique and rare shakers. Over the past two decades, I have amassed a colossal assortment of highly collectible cocktail shakers, most of which are flawless and extremely rare. Astute collectors often scour antique and thrift shops and estate and garage sales for years to find these extraordinary pieces. Sizeable, premium collections of cocktail shakers and barware, such as the one I have listed on ebay, are real mother lodes! Click on the "View seller's other items" link and seize this opportunity to start your own collection or to fortify you current collection. Although I will not offer combined purchase discounts, I will combine shipping to save you money.
The condition of this set excellent. The shaker has a single blemish, a dent 1 inch x 0.5 inch on the side. The chromium is shiny and in excellent condition. The shaker lid fits snug and is easy to remove. The arinite knob is in pristine condition and matches the handles of the tray. The tray has typical scratches from use, but has no dents and the arinite handles are in excellent condition. All four raised feet on the bottom of the tray are in excellent condition. The five glasses are in excellent condition and clean.
Stamped on the bottom of the cocktail shaker:
MANNING BOWMAN
MERIDEN, CONN. U.S.A.
This cocktail shaker is featured on page 62 of "Vintage Barware Identification & Value Guide" by Stephen Visakay (1997). The cocktail shaker alone was valued at $175-$225 10+ years ago when this book was published. Assuming 4% annual inflation, today's value for just the cocktail shaker would be $270-$350. However, this ebay auction is for a complete matching set!
This item will ship within 48-hours of receipt of payment. Insurance is optional and recommended as the seller is not responsible for damage that occurs in transit. If ground delivery is chosen by buyer, seller has option of using either DHL or UPS for ground shipping.
Although I will not offer combined purchase discounts, I will combine shipping to save you money on multiple purchases if they are all purchased and paid within 24 hours of eachother.
U.S. bidders only please. No shipping outside the U.S.
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