Cocktail glass, Lalique

Cocktail glass, Lalique

Cocktail Glass
Made by René Jules Lalique
France
1925
Glass
Museum no. Circ.34-1970
Given by Arthur Byron

Cocktail Shaker
Attributed to Norman Bel Geddes
USA
1930-40 
Chromium-plated metal and plastic
Museum no. M.227-1984

Spirits: The Modern Cocktail

The cocktail is immediately associated with stylish modern living. The cocktail hour gained popularity in Britain after the First World War as the young generation rejected elaborate Edwardian dining traditions. It became the vogue among the Bright Young Things because it was novel, American and outraged their parents. Designers complemented the new fashion with strikingly modern forms.