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French Art Deco Chrome & Bakelite Triple Snail Cocktail Pick Set

French Art Deco Chrome & Bakelite Triple Snail Cocktail Pick Set


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Furnishings: Accessories: Pre 1940: Item # 1412905
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A French Art Deco cocktail pick set in the unusual form of a large snail accompanied by a pair of baby snails. The snail is usually alone or perhaps with just one smaller one. They are worked in chrome and are set on a mahogany base. The design is by the famed French Art Deco illustrator Benjamin Rabier, who had a side jpb designing entertaining barware. The twelve picks have unusual green bakelite finials. Sets such as this were used on bar and café counters to serve cocktail garnishes, canapés, or even escargot.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1930
  • Condition: excellent; very light wear to wooden edges; all original
  • Dimensions: 7” x 3-1/8” x 4-1/4”.