"Boston Lighthouse" cocktail shaker

designed 1927; manufactured 1927–29
Manufactured by International Silver Company (active 1898 to the present)


Object Place: Meriden, Connecticut

Dimensions

Overall: 53.3 x 17.8 cm (21 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2784

Medium or Technique

Silverplated metal (probably chrome)

On View

John Axelrod Gallery (Gallery 326)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

Inscription

"L.H.S." engraved on side

Markings

Meriden S. P. Co. / International S. Co. / 340

Provenance

Owned by Laurance Heaton Sturtevant of Dorchester, Massachusetts (may have received it as a gift); descended in the family to William English of Hingham, Massachusetts; 2009, gift of Edna and William English to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 17, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Edna and William Sturtevant English