Thursday, 9 October 2008

Oldest known shaker?


I thought about opening this blog with some explanation of its purpose. I wrote a lengthy welcome. But I got bored and deleted it in favor of this item I saw at London's Victoria and Albert Museum's exhibit titled The Art of Drinking last year.

It is two interlocking metal cups, made in the shape of an elongated barrel. However, it was made around 1595 according to the caption.

Could this be an early shaker??

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