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Old, Gentleman’s Flask - Sterling Silver with Thistle Design
This vintage, sterling flask is probably too large to be considered a hip flask since it holds ¾ of a pint. It has a convex shape rather than being flat. There is a chased design on the front only. The design has vertical stripes and plain panels along with two rows that are done in the classic thistle pattern. In the center is a vertical panel that has an engraved monogram with the initials FBS. The back side in convex and plain without any engraving. The screw on cap has a diamond and dot pattern. The cap has a cork in it and is conveniently attached to the flask with a hinged bar. On the bottom it has the “RW & S” stag log which is for R. Wallace & Sons of Connecticut. It is also marked; Sterling - ¾ PT. - 312(?) Wallace.
It measures about 4 7/16” wide by 7 5/16” to the top of the lid and weighs approximately 177 dwt. or 276 grams or 8.875 troy ounces. It is in very nice but used condition with light wear. It has minor scratch wear and some nicks and dings. Both of the top corners, or shoulders, have dents and one bottom corner is dented. There are two light creases on the front. None of these dents have cracks or breaks.
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Debra and Robert Helton, Eagle, ID
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