Antique French silver and gold vermeil cut glass traveling spirits liquor flask. The tapered glass bottle is a gorgeous purple color decorated with wheel cut fluting. Retains a glass stopper, also in that lovely shade of purple!
800 silver mounts richly enhanced in gold vermeil finish. The mounts are stunning, ornately decorated in raised relief with neoclassical foliage and berries. Comprising of a round knob lid, collar and removable tumbler cup sheathing the base, ideal for a shot of ones favorite liquor or spirits. The mounts are hallmarked with the head of the wild boar, this mark indicates a silver content of.Also bearing a silversmiths mark. In overall good antique condition with general wear commensurate with use and age.
There are some small edge nicks to the bottom of the base, no other chips or cracks to the gorgeous purple glass body. Sometimes mistaken for a perfume bottle, bottles such as these were originally serviceable as portable flasks intended for liquor,'spirits', tonics and herbals. Though certainly usable for perfume if desired and are perfect to display among scent bottle collections. These flasks could easily hold a substantial amount of one's favorite liquor, to be served 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 also 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 a eau de melisse, after a type of herbal'spirits' similar to absinthe made from lemon balm favored for its fresh citrus taste and used as a tonic against migraines. A convenient accessory for a suitable "restoratif" on a cold carriage journey or at a tedious social event.
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Opinion on the condition of an item can vary, depending on the person viewing it. Wear is to be expected due to age and use. Note that the item in the pictures may be larger or smaller in actuality, the pictures do not represent size. Please check the description for dimensions.800 Silver & Gold Vermeil Purple Cut Glass Liquor Flask Bottle" is in sale since Tuesday, January 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Non-U. The seller is "micflsun" and is located in Canutillo, Texas.
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