Goldsmiths Sterling Silver Hip Flask
Fitted in its Original Leather Sleeve From our Barware collection, we are pleased to offer this Sterling Silver Hip Flask. The hip flask of typical form with slim rectangular body, rounded corners and ball shaped lid. The Hip Flask complete... Read More
Retailed by Goldsmiths London
Fitted in its Original Leather Sleeve
From our Barware collection, we are pleased to offer this Sterling Silver Hip Flask. The hip flask of typical form with slim rectangular body, rounded corners and ball shaped lid. The Hip Flask complete with its original leather sleeve keeping the Silver clean and tarnish free. To open the flask the top is twisted and then it unlocks and hingest back. The Hip Flask is hallmarked in multiple places by Gibson & Co Ltd, London and dated 1902. The base of the flask is stamped with the retailers mark Goldsmiths Company, 12 Regent St, West.
Hip Flask, was traditionally used for holding hard liquor for consumption during social gatherings. In the 18th century, they were used to transport gunpowder, and in the mid-20th century, they were used to carry water in canteens by soldiers. The flask played an important role during the prohibition era of the 1920s. This was a period during which prohibition laws prohibited the production, distribution, and consumption of alcohol throughout the country. People carried flasks of whiskey and rum under their clothing for sharing and selling.
Hip Flasks are small and easily concealable, making them convenient for transporting and storing alcohol. Hip flasks represent the art of cool and covert imbibing, enabling people to discreetly carry their favourite liquor to events and gatherings away from their homes.
Gibson & Co Ltd was founded in 1880 by William Gibson (d. 1913) and John Lawrence Langman (1846-1928). From 1880 to 1892, the firm operated out of 112 Regent Street, London. The company were specialists in the manufacture of fine silver items, such as teapots, flatware, and jewellery. They had a shop in Belfast, 2 Donegall Place 34 and 36 Castle Place, where their mark was used after c.1890. They were succeeded by Gilbert & Sons in the 1830s-1850s.
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