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'Petrol can' hip flask, 1929


A highly unusual and probably unique Art Deco Sterling silver novelty hip flask in the form of a petrol can, made in 1929 by the silversmith William Base & Sons.

Of rectangular form, the flask has rounded corners with a rolled rim and bottom edge, and panels of engine turned decoration to the front and reverse, and a flat ‘carrying’ top handle and a hinged knurled bayonet fitting cap. Fully hallmarked Birmingham, 1929.

Complete with a British Racing Green calfskin two-door presentation case.

Size: 4 inches (10 cm) tall and 3 inches (8 cm) wide.

Price Code: £££

Reference: 6036

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