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Vintage Electro Plated Silver Hip Flask

£70.00

Product description

Vintage silver plated hip flask dating from the period 1879-1927. The 'lid' of the flask lifts off and forms a cup (photo 2). The base of the flask bears the 'trumpet and banner' mark identifying it as having been made by James Dixon & Sons Ltd of Sheffield (photo 3). It is marked 'EPBM' indicating that it is 'electro plated Britannia metal'. The cup has a monogram on its side (photo 4). The item comes in what appears to be its original cardboard box (this bears the label 'James Dixon & Sons' and item no. 1380, though the base of the flask is marked 1383).

The flask is approximately 135 mm tall, 80 mm wide and 40 mm thick. The screw top does not come off the flask. The silver plating is worn in several places and there is a very minor 8 mm dent on the right hand side of the flask (photo 6). The box is in poor condition and lacks the end piece at one end of the lid.

'James Dixons & Sons' were founded in 1806 and went on to produce a wide range of fine metal goods. They were world leaders in the manufacture of shooting accessories throughout the 19th century.

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Condition:
Used: good

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About this item

Vintage silver plated hip flask dating from the period 1879-1927. The 'lid' of the flask lifts off and forms a cup (photo 2). The base of the flask bears the 'trumpet and banner' mark identifying it as having been made by James Dixon & Sons Ltd of Sheffield (photo 3). It is marked 'EPBM' indicating that it is 'electro plated Britannia metal'. The cup has a monogram on its side (photo 4). The item comes in what appears to be its original cardboard box (this bears the label 'James Dixon & Sons' and item no. 1380, though the base of the flask is marked 1383).

The flask is approximately 135 mm tall, 80 mm wide and 40 mm thick. The screw top does not come off the flask. The silver plating is worn in several places and there is a very minor 8 mm dent on the right hand side of the flask (photo 6). The box is in poor condition and lacks the end piece at one end of the lid.

'James Dixons & Sons' were founded in 1806 and went on to produce a wide range of fine metal goods. They were world leaders in the manufacture of shooting accessories throughout the 19th century.

Condition:
Used: good

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This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 7 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 7 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is currently free, no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

We offer a 30 day no quibble returns policy. You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section. You have the option of a full refund or exchange for an alternative item from the range.

This item is also available for international delivery by airmail, carrying a mandatory delivery charge of:

Europe: £4.80

Outside Europe: £7.00

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