Watrous for International Sterling Silver Early 20th Century Flask in Art Deco Style
Watrous for International Sterling, sterling silver flask from the early 20th century and in Art Deco style, with an elegant, geometric design. It measures 5 7/8'' in height by 5'' in width by 7/8'' in depth, and bears hallmarks as shown.
Watrous was a silversmith founded in 1896 in Wallingford, Connecticut. Some of its pieces are in museum collections, including the Yale University Art Gallery. At the beginning, the company’s principal product was German Silver spoon blanks. After 1898, Watrous Mfg. Co. became part of the International Silver Company, and the company added smaller articles and novelties to their lines.
The International Silver Company was formed in 1898 by various independent New England silversmiths that, between 1898 and 1903, joined themselves together to form a company that became the world's largest manufacturer of silverware. The International Silver Co. was organized with an authorized capital of $20,000,000.
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