Sterling Silver larger American hip flask decorated with a textured surface and no monogram. The lid or screw off cap is on a hinge so that the cap never gets separated. The screw on cap has cork in it for a tight seal. This flask is in very good condition with a couple of bumps here and there that are basically age appropriate wear.
The flask is marked "STERLING" as well as well as having the Clarence A. Vanderbilt logo, a small "C" over a small "A" within a larger "V". Clarence A. Vanderbilt worked in New York City and was in business from 1909 to 1935. The flask is concave shaped to conform to the curvature of the body/hip.
The overall length of the flask to the top of the attached lid is approximately 9 inches and the width is about 4 1/2 inches. A very similar Clarence A. Vanderbilt flask is documented on page 237 of the book "A PERSONAL TOUCH the seawolf collection late 19th- and 20th-century silver", from the Museum Boijmans Van Beuingen Rotterdam. The page illustrating the museum's flask can be seen in the final photograph.
The flask in the museum is monogrammed as can be seen in the photograph. The flask being offered has no monogram.
Sterling Silver Hip Flask by Clarence A. Vanderbilt, Larger Size