Vintage hotel silver really is a beautiful thing. I see bits and pieces of it always when I am out & about on my vintage buying excursions. The lovely weight of the pieces, and the great shapes always draws me in. Many times though, the individual pieces can be quite worn, I am sure, from lots of great usage over the years. On our last visit to New York, I made my homage trip to Bergdorf Goodman, and was drawn to the enormous selection of hotel silver that they had amassed. Seeing so much of it at one time made me a tad dizzy with excitement. I was in the market for a new (old) martini shaker to give to Mister Sive for his big birthday. I knew I had landed in the right spot. If you are ever in the market for top quality hotel silver, this is the store for you. The assortment of shakers was mind-blowing. I finally settled on the above beauty. The hotel silver they sell has been beautifully re-silvered, cleaned and polished–so it will once again shake, shake, shake. Most of the assortment is from England. This particular shaker is from the 20′s. I think it has found a happy home. Perfect for our Friday night martinis with pizza.