Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Polar Bear shaker

Isn't it adorable? A cocktail shaker in the shape of a polar bear.

* I originally found this on 1st dibs and the seller claimed to be circa 1930. This is erroneous, as it was pointed out in the comment section. This is by Restoration Hardware Co. circa 2004.
Thank you Stephen and Clark for letting me know.


stephen said...

It's not ca. 1930,
your polar bear cocktail shaker is ca. 2004 by restoration hardware co. calif. u.s.a.
stephen visakay

Monica from Hola!design said...

Thank you for letting me know. I found it on 1st dibs, and the seller claims it circa 1930. That's why I post it. I'll check it out.

Clarkkent said...

Hello Monica... I know it is now a few years later, but I noticed the comments and had to add to this. Stephen is a friend and fellow collector, and exceptional expert. Pullman gallery, the company who listed and sold this is run by a simon kachadourian. Unfortunately he has been proven to falsify listings in order to boost sales. He regularly over values and charges unsuspecting ignorant buyers up 20x more than the items are actually worth. The point to all of this is that We have asked for proof and documentation of his claims about items on many occasions, only to be ignored, or even told to
" Mind our own business". I personally forced him to shut down his website for several days earlier this year because of falsified information about items he was selling, under threat of penalty by the British trade commission. It is a very big violation in England to make false claims about items for sale. Simply put, he is not to be believe or trusted in general.
this bear is exactly as Stephen has told you. It did not exist before 2004.


Monica | Hola!design said...

Hi Clark, thank you for your comment. I updated my post with your information. Thank you again.