A fine antique Edwardian English glass and silver mounted hip flask; an addition to our silverware collection
This fine antique Edwardian sterling silver and glass hip flask has a rounded oval form.
The surface of the flask is plain and unembellished.
This flask has a subtly curved form proffering a comfortable fit in the majority of pockets.
The flask is fitted with a circular cushion shaped hinged bayonet cover.
The flask is fitted with it's original hallmarked drinking cup which retains the original gilded interior.
The top portion of the glass body is overlaid with a silver mount.
This flask has been tested and is water tight and ready for use.
To ensure the flask remains water tight, the cork should be moist and therefore fully expanded to provide an effective seal.
There are two recommended methods to ensure the cork does not dry out and shrink:
Method One: Keep fluid in the flask at all times, and keep the flask on its side to ensure the cork remains wet.
Method Two: Fill the flask to the brim with fluid and close. Leave it like this over night, or 24 hours if possible, before use.
This antique hip flask is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition.
Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the mount are all very clear.
The makers mark struck to the surface of the cup, and the maker's mark and passant struck to the collar of the flask are slightly rubbed but still legible.
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this item.
Height to top of cover 13.7cm/5.4"
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