Fun little things in sterling silver to keep around and make you smile, especially if you like sports. 20th c. American. Herbst & Wassall. With a shop in New York City and a manufacturing facility in Cranston, Rhode Island, they sold items made from gold and silver from 1909 to around 1931.

Golf ball lighter/ashtray.
Golf ball lighter/ashtray. Apparently came with an attached wick cover that got lost along the way. 1909-31. Sterling silver. Image © 1995-2019 eBay Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Herbst-Wassall-Sterling-Silver-Figural-Golf-Ball-Lighter-Ashtray-Combo-/153574147224
Gimbal cigar table lighter. ca. 1915. Sterling silver with a antler pedestal.
Gimbal cigar table lighter. ca. 1915. Sterling silver with a stag antler pedestal. Stamped with makers marks for “Herbst & Wassall.” Base inscribed with the initials “APM Jr.” Image © 2019 Etsy, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.etsy.com/listing/660455126/antique-c1915-herbst-wassall-sterling?show_sold_out_detail=1&frs=1
Gentleman's jewelry box in the form of a motorboat, with  storage compartments in the front and rear with the rear compartment still with its original velvet covered insert. Drivers seat with velvet insert. ca. 1920.
Gentleman’s jewelry box in the form of a motorboat, with storage compartments in the front and rear with the rear compartment still with its original velvet covered insert. Driver’s seat with velvet insert. ca. 1920. Sterling silver and velvet. Imaged by Heritage Auctions, HA.com. Image © 2019 Heritage Auctions. Fair use license. via https://fineart.ha.com/itm/silver-holloware-american/boxes/an-american-silver-gentleman-s-jewelry-boxherbst-and-wassall-cranston-rhode-islandcirca-1920silver-textilemarks-/a/654-33298.s

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