The Napier Company (1922-present). <em>Flask</em>, 1925-1930. Sterling silver and cork, 9 5/8 x 4 1/2 x 1 3/16in. (24.4 x 11.4 x 3cm). Brooklyn Museum, Modernism Benefit Fund, 1990.10a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1990.10a-b_PS9.jpg)


Artist:The Napier Company

Medium: Sterling silver and cork

Geograhical Locations:


Dimensions: 9 5/8 x 4 1/2 x 1 3/16in. (24.4 x 11.4 x 3cm) Other (a): 9 5/8 x 4 1/2 x 1 3/16 x 7/8 in. (24.4 x 11.4 x 3 x 2.2 cm) Other (b): 9 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 1 in. (23.5 x 11.4 x 2.5 cm) Other: 7/8in. (2.2cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor


Accession Number: 1990.10a-b

Image: 1990.10a-b_PS9.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Flask, sterling silver and cork. Trapezoidal body (a) with rounded narrow bottom widens to stepped shoulder with threaded cylindrical opening on top; threaded cap (b) telescopes into a cup of four interlocking segments. Interior of cap lined with cork. Engraved decoration of lines radiating from the lower right and lower left corners in imitation of the pattern of criss-crossing beams of light. CONDITION: Good. Surface scratches overall. Some nicks on sides. Some minor discoloration. Cap (b) is slightly misshapen with scratches on top.

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