Champagne Swizzle Stick - (Silver) Glossary of Antique Terms C

Champagne Swizzle Stick - (Silver) A silver retractable implement that when extended to its full length has several little silver arms that fan out from the handle. The size of champagne swizzle sticks is generally around 3 inches long. They can be decorated with etching sometimes have little balls on the end of the arms. Worn on one end of his watch chain by a considerate gentleman in the 1920’s, this implement, if put into a glass of champagne would cause it to go flat and therefore, avoiding white dots around the mouth his girlfriend or wife. At that time face powder, was her only choice for make-up.


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