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Charlie Chaplin A parcel-gilt silver flask, mark of Clarence A. Vanderbilt, New York, 1909-1935, with hinged cap, the obverse of flask with engine-turned vertical reeding alternating with stripes of two-color gold, the verso engraved TO JOE, IN REMEMBERANCE OF THE GOLD RUSH DAYS, Charlie Chaplin -- 10in. (25.4cm.) high

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It is believed that the "Joe" to whom this flask was presented was Joe Van Meter, an assistant at Charlie Chaplin's studio who often appeared uncredited in Chaplin's early films such as The Idle Class, 1921, The Pilgrim, 1923 and City Lights, 1931.


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