Description and Details
This excellent solid silver hip flask was made by renowned silversmith Edward Smith of Birmingham in 1845.
Made in the early Victorian period, this flask is an exemplary piece of silverware to showcase the superb craftsmanship and quality of such pieces made in this era. The exterior features a spectacular fully engraved front with hand-engraved acanthus leaves that intertwine and curve forming a fully encompassing motif.
The lid features additional engravings to complement the body and remains in excellent condition with its original cork and a leak-free screw down closure.
The reverse side of the flask is left unembellished and curves slightly to fit the shape of the human thigh/waist for when the flask would be stored in a holster/pocket.
In hand, the craftsmanship and quality are ever more apparent with the crisp and sharp detailing of the engravings glistening under natural light, the overall weight and sturdy feel in your hand and the smoothly rounded edges to fit the hand/pocket.
The hip flask has been fully hallmarked on the front and rear of the flask.
A phenomenal piece of hand-engraved silverware to showcase the high standards and precision that were present in the Victorian era and equally a desirable and aesthetically pleasing piece for those looking to acquire a superb hip flask.
- Highly intricate hand-engraved design.
- Large and heavy size/weight.
- No leaks.
- Size (mm) L:140mm W:100mm H:24mm
- Size (inches) L:5.51 W:3.93 H:0.94
- Weight: 196 grams (6.91 oz)
Good Condition - The flask is in good antique condition with no major damage, issues or leaks. There are two areas where a single lined scratch is present and the rear has a small area of dings (as shown in the last three photos). Please refer to the photographs to examine the condition in further detail.
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