New York, East
16 - 17 October 1995
A SILVER FLASK, maker's mark apparently that of Unger Bros. (mark worn), circa 1910, bowed rounded rectangular, the back engraved with monogram, the front chased with a maiden's profile bust smoking a cigarette amid chased curling clouds of smoke, with hinged screw on cap--6¼in. (15.8cm.) long, 5.5oz.
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cf: Charles Venable, Silver in America 1840-1940, 1994, p. 254, fig 9.4, for an illustration of a cigarette case with conforming chasing, circa 1900-1910.
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