Antique Solid Silver & Leather Spirit Hip Flask with Cup. William Aitken 1901.


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This wonderfully tactile spirit hip flask which has a detachable solid silver cup and bayonet hinged flip top is made by silversmith William Aitken in 1901.

The outer of the top half is covered in rich dark brown genuine leather, there is a sight level on both sides and the flask is a nice medium size so it slips into a pocket nicely, making it a wonderfully tactile and usable item.

The detachable cup has a gilded interior. The bayonet top cap seals well and does not leak.

A lovely usable item that feels wonderful in the hand and would make a stunning antique sporting gift.

Material: Solid Silver. Glass. Leather.

Country of Origin: UK.

Date: 1901.

Hallmark: Fully hallmarked to the detachable cup and the bayonet top. Anchor for Birmingham. Date letter b for 1901. Makers mark W.A for William Aitken.

Height: 14 cm (5 1/2") approx.

Width: 7 1/2 cm (3") approx.

Weight: 300 grams.

Condition: In excellent antique condition with signs of use in keeping with age. A very clean and tidy flask. The hinged lid closes perfectly with no leaks. The cup slides on and off of the flask well and stays firmly in place. The leather is in sound condition but does have some scuffs, marks and wear. The silver and glass is in very good condition with no splits, dents, chips or damage. Hallmark is slightly rubbed but can be read. Please see pictures.

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