Whiting Sterling Silver Flask Repousse Edwin Davis French Design Antique 1886 Formerly Owned by US President Grover Cleveland!

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Seller: jdl_electronics (1,024) 100%, Location: Tucson, Arizona, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 293153594992 Formerly owned by President Grover Cleveland! Whiting Manufacturing Co. #2177 Sterling Silver Repousse Flask 5.5" Tall, 3" Wide. Minor dents or scratches present. Piece is not completely water-tight and seams are visible on both sides. Designed by notable artist and engraver Edwin Davis French. Obtained from the William R. Matthews Estate (via auction) who was an accomplished WW1 soldier, journalist and WW2 war correspondent, newspaper editor and publisher, and politico. Matthews, a democratic power player, had this flask among his personal effects labeled and wrapped in the included tissue paper. The previous auction advertisment will also be included. William R. Mathews, editor of the Arizona Daily Star for over forty years, was born in Kentucky, grew up in Indianapolis and attended the University of Illinois. He began his newspaper career at the San Francisco Chronicle in 1919 and purchased the Star in 1924. He contributed to magazines on international and military affairs and was the author of numerous articles written during his extensive travels abroad. He was active on the board of directors of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and the Pulitzer Prize selection committee. He served on the Arizona State Board of Regents. He sought the Democratic nomination for Congress in 1940 but lost the election. He was married to Betty Boyers and he died in 1969. Brand: Whiting Manufacturing Company, Age: 1850-1899, Type: Bottles, Decanters & Flasks, Pattern: Repousse, Composition: Sterling Silver

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