lino sabattini for christofle windsor cocktail shaker designed in 1956

Lino Sabattini For Christofle - "Windsor" Cocktail Shaker Designed In 1956



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A stunning modernist cocktail shaker designed by the world famous Lino Sabattini for famous Orfevrerie Christofle, a magical combination of quality and minimalist design.
Created as part of the Gallia range, the design is known as Windsor and was made in Italy by Sabattini Argenteria, designed in 1956.
Just back from our silversmith's workshop where it has been professionally cleaned and polished, restoring it to it's former glory.
Highly collectable and sought-after in excellent condition measuring 3 1/8" in diameter x 10" tall.
Lino Sabattini was the preeminent figure in modern Italian silver and metalware design. His expansive and diverse body of work is marked by its strength and boldness, whether in dynamic forms that suggest the thrust and power of Italian Futurist art and design or light and curvaceous biomorphic serveware and decorative objects.
Sabattini was largely self-taught as a designer. Born in the northern Italian town of Correggio, he learned metalsmithing techniques while working in the studio of a maker of brass tableware. He also served as an apprentice of sorts to the expatriate German ceramist Roland Hettner, who taught Sabattini about fluidity of form and showed him how shapes derive from the behavior of materials.
At age 30, Sabattini opened a studio in Milan, and his work quickly came to the attention of Gio Ponti, who decided to publish it in Domus, the Italian design legend's influential design and architecture magazine. Ponti also arranged for Sabattiniís creations to be included in a 1956 exhibition of contemporary Italian design in Paris. The principals of Christofle, the revered French silverware maker, were so impressed that they hired the young designer as the firmís artistic director, a post he held until 1963. Sabattini, who would also go on to design ceramic wares for Rosenthal, returned home to open Argenteria Sabattini in Bregnano, a company still in business today.
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Height = 25.4 cm (10")
Width = 7.9 cm (3")
Depth = 7.9 cm (3")

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