A Stuart Crystal Cocktail Shaker With Capercaillie c1940

Heading : A Stuart Crystal Cocktail Shaker
Date :
George VI
Origin :
Stourbridge, England
Colour :
Stopper :
Base :
Polished pontil
Glass Type : Lead.
Size :   24 cm to top of stopper
Condition : Excellent
Restoration : None
Weight :  926 grams

The identical form appears in the Stuart 1939 catalogue with multiple decorative variants. The enamelled bird is a capercaillie , the "forest grouse'. These are now only to be found in the far North East of the UK and is a red list species. The red grouse is endemic to Britain and may be found on Goonhilly Downs and Bodmin moor in Cornwall all the way to the Outer Hebrides. The Capercaillie is also not Scottish. There are populations in the Pyrenees, the Carpathian mountains , the Alps most of Eastern Europe, all of Scandinavia and all the way the the Urals. They not only roost in native pines but also rely on their buds and pine seeds. In Pau they are considered a delicacy and are served with a Calvados sauce.


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