Tag Archives: Shot glasses

Park Sherman Revolving Liquor Dispenser Caddy

11 May

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Mid Century liquor dispenser caddy with 6 shot glasses.  The pump works fine, has a swirled red and white bakelite push knob on the dispenser.  The chrome tray which holds the glasses sits over the neck of the decanter and rotates.  This originally sat on a chrome undertray with 3 glass inserts for party snacks.

I have seen this item attributed to the Park Sherman Co. of Springfield Illinois US, ca 1940’s and 50’s.   The company made several different styles of decanters and pump action dispensers.

Park Sherman was an important Springfield company for several decades ending with the sale of the company to a New Jersey firm in 1960. Sherman operated from the 1930’s through to the 60’s.  Best known for their mass-produced smoking accessories, particularly lighters, as well as a multitude of office, novelty, and other items.

This item will be for sale in my booth at the Ottawa Antique Show at the Carleton University Fieldhouse Ottawa ON on Oct 25th and 26th 2014.

Priced at $45

Please note this item is now SOLD!!!

Iittala Ultima Thule Footed Cordials by Tapio Wirkkala, Finland

25 Feb

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These are 2 1/2″ footed cordials made by IIttala, Finland in the Ultima Thule pattern, designed by Tapio Wirkkala.   They date to the 1960’s.

I found the following information about the designer on Iittala.com

Tapio Wirkkala 1968

Inspired by the melting ice in Lapland, Wirkkala originally created the surface in the 1960s after carving into a graphic mould. An exclusive design reflecting the thousands of hours spent perfecting the glass-blowing technique required to produce the effect. The patterns gradually change as the glass burns the surface of the wooden moulds.

Please Note: these glasses are now SOLD!!