The silver mounts patterned with Louis XV/Rococo style rocailles. The glass body features elaborate engravings of scrolling foliage, lattice, rocailles and flowers. Hallmarked with the French Minerve 1st standard mark used from 1838 to 1919, which depicts the goddess Minerva with a number 1 beside her to denote a silver content of 950/1000 of 95% pure silver and a higher finesse than. Flask measures 6 1/8 length. No chips or cracks to the glass body.
The silver mounts in overall good condition, a dimple or two to the removable cup. Sometimes mistaken for a perfume bottle, these flasks could easily hold a substantial amount of one's favorite liquor serviceable in the detachable tumbler or drinking cup at the base and ideal for a'shot' of whiskey or flavored liqueur.
These highly collectible'spirit' flasks are known as carriage flasks, handy for short travel and easily stow-able in a purse or pocket during a night out at the theatre or opera. Also referred to as a flacon à eau de mélisse after a type of absinthe'spirits' made from lemon balm favored for its fresh citrus taste and as a tonic against migraines. A convenient accessory for allowing a lady a suitable "restoratif" on a cold carriage journey or at a tedious social event. Welcome to the Antique Boutique.Our aim is to provide you with a wide selection of quality antiques and collectibles. We describe everything to the best of our ability and the pictures form part of the description. We try to gather as much information about the item before listing, in an effort to offer you with an accurate and honest description. Large, clear and detailed pictures of the item help in this endeavor. Opinion on the condition of an item can vary, depending on the person viewing it.
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Please check the description for dimensions. The item "Antique French Sterling Silver Engraved Glass Liquor Flask Opera Carriage Bottle" is in sale since Sunday, June 2, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Bottles, Decanters & Flasks".
The seller is "micflsun" and is located in Canutillo, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.