A large size antique sterling silver cocktail shaker with a hammered finish. An embossed decoration of bamboo stems and leaves curls all the way round the shaker. The large top comes off to fill the ingredients and the little top cup comes off for pouring and also serves as a drinks measure. Weight 479 grams, 15.4 troy ounces. Height 23 cm. Stamped underneath with Chinese silver marks. Maker Hung Chong. Circa 1900.
Biography – Hung Chong, Chinese silvermaker, active in Canton and Shanghai circa 1900.