A Late Victorian Leather Covered Hip Flask with Silver Plated Fittings
Hip flasks became popular in the 19th century when it was the fashion for gentlemen and some ladies to be in the great outdoors. They would be carried in the pocket to shooting parties and other sporting events such as horse racing.
This is a good quality flask with a glass body and a detachable silver plated base, which doubled as a cup. The top has a bayonet cap which is twisted to open and is also in silver plate.
All in good condition apart from a slight dinge to the cap.
Dimesions: 15cm x 9cm