A wonderful, scarce, pre-prohibition figural liquor flask. This ceramic novelty flask, circa 1890-1910, is in the shape and coloration of a lush, soft baked pretzel covered with course ground salt. Who would ever suspect that this innocent looking food product held the owners favorite "adult beverage" as one strolled down the street and occasionally had a "nip".
Probably of German origin the flask was marketed by various establishments along the eastern shores of the United States, such as William Foust Distillery in Glen Rock, PA or Ernest Gerstenberg in Washington DC. The flask measures 5 1/2" in length, 3 1/2" in width, 7/8" thick and maintains its original cork stopper. Being rather fragile, not many have survived, especially in great condition. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint. A great piece of American history.
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