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    Louis W. Rice (American, 1872-1933)
    Rare Skyscraper Cocktail Shaker and Pair of Cigarette Cups, circa 1928
    Nickel silver plate, enamel
    11-1/4 x 4 x 7-1/2 inches (28.6 x 10.2 x 19.1 cm) (tallest, cocktail shaker)
    Impressed to underside of cocktail shaker SKY SCRAPER, DES. PAT. PENDING, APOLLO E.P.N.S., MADE IN U.S.A. BY BERNARD RICE'S SONS INC., 5267


    Modernism Gallery, Miami, Florida.

    The Skyscraper cigarette cups each marked: SKY SCRAPER, DES. PAT. PENDING, APOLLO E.P.N.S., MADE BY BERNARD RICE'S SONS INC., 5271

    Condition Report*: Faint polishing scratches throughout and one localized one-inch shallow scratch to exterior wall, very slight push to corner of lid, slight losses to silver plate around rim, with wear as expected with age and use, otherwise in good overall appearance and a good example of this design; Skyscraper cigarette cups with very minor localized flakes to enamel along edges, slight push to base of one, otherwise both present well.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2021
    28th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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