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SOLD - Newcastle Sterling Silver, Glass and Wicker Hip Flask by Isaac Cookson - Antique

An exceptional, rare, fine and impressive, large antique Georgian glass, Newcastle sterling silver and wicker mounted hip flask made by Isaac Cookson; an addition to our silver mounted glass collection

SKU: A4872
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SOLD - Newcastle Sterling Silver, Glass and Wicker Hip Flask by Isaac Cookson - Antique

Description


This exceptional antique George II Newcastle sterling silver hip flask has an oval rounded form.


The upper portion of the large glass body is ornamented with the original basket woven wicker covering, ornamented with incorporated monochromatic borders and lozenge designs.


This impressive flask is fitted with a plain domed sterling silver screw fit cover; this cover bears no hallmarks and has been recorked to ensure a secure water seal.


This impressive example of Georgian silverware retains the original hallmarked push fit drinking cup.


This exceptional hip flash was crafted by the renowned Newcastle silversmith Isaac Cookson.


Large Newcastle silver flasks of this condition, crafted in such an early period, are rare to the market.


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: 1744

Condition


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

The glass and wicker are in perfect condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the drinking cup have wear in keeping with age and location, but remain legible.


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


Dimensions


Length 9cm/3.5"

Width 6.2cm/2.4"

Height 18cm/7.1"


Weight


3.2 troy ounces/99.5g (drinking cup only)


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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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