The 1948 Prince Cantacuzène Collection of Early American Bottles and Flasks
28 December 2018
Chris Hartz sent me and some fellow collectors the following email regarding the 1948 Prince Mikhail Cantacuzène (pictured above) collection of early American bottles and flasks. Quite an interesting two-part auction in New York. I put together the primary pages from the Parks-Bernet Galleries auction that were digitized by Google further below.
Dear Flask Collectors,
As a result of doing some research, I found the the Auction Catalog for the Prince Cantacuzene Flask Collection. If you Google him, you’ll notice he fled Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution coming to America and dying in 1955 in Sarasota, Florida. He was married to Ulysses S. Grants granddaughter. Why would a Russian Prince form such a flask collection? Here are a few photos. A link to the catalog follows photos