Three Pieces of Silver and Silverplate Barware
first half 20th century, including:
a Wightman & Hough, Providence, Rhode Island, silverplate "Kap-Kup" flask, with screw cap and pull-out shot cup, with engine engraving, monogrammed "HSA", l. 6-1/2". w. 4-1/4";
a silverplate lemon juicer, dia. 4"; and
a Frank W. Smith, Gardner, Massachusetts, sterling silver waiter, dia. 8-1/4".
7.36 t. oz. (waiter only)
Notes: The "Kap-Kup" flask, with a solid shot-cup fitted within it, was patented in 1921 by New York Jeweler Charles Newton Coryell (1881-1946). The patent was produced by Wightman & Hough by 1923, shown by a model, nearly identical to that in the present lot, advertised in the July 25, 1923 issue of The Jewelers' Circular, p. 104. The repeal of prohibition was still ten years away.
**In overall good used condition. The flask has a tiny 3/16" dent on the reverse and a small scuff on one corner. Not tested for water fastness. The juicer is slightly out of round. Scattered nicks, scuffs and dings on the waiter.