This exceptional and rare antique George V sterling silver hip flask has a rectangular form with rounded corners.
The surface of the glass body is ornamented with an impressive crocodile skin covering.
This impressive sterling silver flask is fitted with a plain domed hallmarked screw fit cover, encompassed with a ribbed design to enable grip.
The interior of the detachable cover retains the original collapsible beaker, with concentric circular components.
The cover allows access to the hinged secondary cover, incorporating the original cork within a silver mount.
The interior of the beaker and mount retain the original gilding.
Such hip flasks combined with an expandable beaker are rare to the market.
This antique sterling silver flask and beaker set has been tested for watertightness and is 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.
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Maker: Charles Westwood & Sons