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SOLD - Sterling Silver and Leather Hip Flask - Antique Victorian

An exceptional, fine and impressive, large antique Victorian glass, English sterling silver and leather mounted hip flask; an addition to our silver mounted glass collection

SKU: W6437
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SOLD - Sterling Silver and Leather Hip Flask - Antique Victorian
SOLD - Sterling Silver and Leather Hip Flask - Antique Victorian

Description


This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver hip flask has a rectangular form with rounded corners.


The upper portion of the glass body is ornamented with an impressive leather covering.


This impressive flask is fitted with a plain domed fully hallmarked bayonet fitting hinged cover.


This Victorian flask retains the original hallmarked push fit drinking cup.


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 that 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 overnight, or for 24 hours if possible, before use.


Date: 1896

Condition


This antique hip flask is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The glass and leather are in perfect condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the drinking cup and the cover are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of Victorian silverware.


Dimensions


Height 16cm/6.4"

Width 10.2cm/4.1"

Depth 3.2cm/1.4"


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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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