Category Archives: cocktail

Looking for a Christmas gift?

Finding a good gag Christmas gift can be difficult.  But when you are looking for a gift for that special someone, like dear old Uncle Jim or your favorite bartender, the job becomes even more difficult.  Following are some suggestions … Continue reading

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Napier Novelties,Gimmicks and Gadgets

When I came across the following utensils with the “Napier” mark, I thought they were lovely… and unusual. The pieces are only just over 6 inches in length and the bowls are 3 inches wide.  What were they?  Salad servers, … Continue reading

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Julep Strainer: Different but not Unusual

A while ago I came across a William Rogers antique julep strainer that was unusual.  The “bend” in the handle where it meets the bowl was reversed, or opposite to the way usually seen on julep strainers.  The julep strainer … Continue reading

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Some Turn of the Century Cocktail Strainer Patents

I recently came across a silver plated antique cocktail strainer that resembled a Hawthorne-like strainer: It had what I believed to be French hallmarks and had a wire ring that was the same as contained in William Wright’s 1892 patent for … Continue reading

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The Victorian Bar

Fascinated as I am by the myriad of patterns and multiple numbers of shapes and uses of late 18th Century flatware and holloware, I recently found myself pouring through “The Meriden Britannia Silver Plate-Treasury, The Complete Catalog of 1886-87, With 3200 … Continue reading

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