Aly Starelli specializes in mid-century and period perfect vintage properties in Portland, Oregon. I met her there when I had dinner with the MCM League, after I spoke at the Eugene Home Show in 2009. Aly and I keep in touch, and she wrote to share a fabulous find:
I wanted to share this amazing find I found a few months back. I was at Goodwill and found a cocktail shaker in the shape of a ladies leg. I took it home, mentioned in on FB, only to be told by Marci Holcomb (ex-mcm leaguer) that it was very valuable — I just figured it was standard 30’s cocktalia… Well after some research, we just posted it on my friend’s etsy site, cuz I know if left in my care, I’ll break it. It is the most amazing find I’ve ever found, though!!
The famous 1937 Derby Lady’s Leg cocktail shaker is made of frosted glass by the Shelton Silver Co. Widely recognized as one of the most rare and desired shakers from this period! It is marked with the Patent No. 2091604.
The white glass is frosted – the leg has a curvy pin up shape. “She” wears a 1930’s style silver dancing sandal with a perfect cuban heel and working buckle. (Yes, you can take her shoe off.) It features a chromium cap and strainer with air spout for easy pouring of your top-shelf classic cocktails.
It measures 15 1/2″ high and 6″ wide at the foot.
Wanna buy or sell a mid mod house in Portland? Aly Star’s coordinates are here: www.aly-star.com