Lot 3190
A Vintage Silver-Plated Bridge Trophy Cocktail Shaker
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Mark of Wiskemann, made in Belgium, with presentation engraving reading "Tornoi du Bridge / Organisé Par / Nouveau Cercle de Nice / Juin 1936" and "La Coupe du Casino de Juan Les Pins / 1er Prix / Marquise de la Passardière et Prince Capècezurlo," in three parts.

9 in.

Lilo de la Passardière (1921-2022), also known as the "Marquise of Broadway," was born in Paris in 1921. She began her career on the stage as a ballerina at the Théâtre du Châlet. In 1947, she married the Marquis Guy Jourdan de la Passardière, a French producer, who introduced her to a broader audience - from the Folies Bergères in London and ultimately to Broadway. Her first Broadway show was Cole Porter's musical, Can-Can.

Minor dent to shoulder of shaker; light scratching; overall in good estate condition.