In the fall of 1934 ALCOA (The Aluminum Company of America) introduced a line of household goods called “Kensington Ware” made from a “new aluminum alloy that produces a whiter color than pure aluminum”. Famed industrial designer Lurelle Guild (1898 – 1986) was retained to design the majority of the line. Guild designed this American art deco cocktail shaker in 1935.
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Art Deco Cocktail Shaker, the "Coldchester", Kensington Ware", Lurelle Guild for The Aluminum Co. of American (ALCOA), 1934
Lurelle Guild American Art Deco Cocktail Shaker Coldchester | Modernism
Kensington Ware Aluminum Pitcher w Art Deco Handle Mid Century RARE Retro | eBay $98
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Fifteen Kensington by Alcoa Art Deco aluminum functional design objects, to include: three ice buckets with brass foot, 4 1/4"h x 7 3/4"w; pair of vases with weighted bases, 10 1/2"h x 4 1/2"d; one pedestal bowl, 2 3/4"h x 10 1/8"dia; one tray with brass cloud form feet, 1 1/8"h x 12"dia; two large trays with brass cloud form feet, 1 1/8"h x 16"dia; one charger with brass inset compass ring, 15"dia; charger with brass inset zodiac ring, 18"dia; pair of candlesticks, 2"h x 4"w x 2 5/8"d; single c
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A vintage Caesar Lacca bar cart circa 1959 adorned with vintage cocktail pieces including Kensington ware cocktail shaker, ice bucket, and nut bowl.