Alexander Clark silver hip flask, 1879
(Left): Alexander Clark of Fenchurch Street, London: a highly unusual Sterling silver gentleman’s hip flask of oval form, with a hinged, bayonet cap, the body is profusely engraved on both sides with the route the original owner took during a round-the-world tour in 1899. Engraved,
‘1899 Mexico, San Francisco, El Monte-Honolulu, Yokohama, Tokyo, Nikko, Shizuoka, Nagoya, Kyoto, Nara Osaka, Kobe Hiogo, Nagasaki, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Canton, Macau, Singapore, Johore, Penang, Colombo, Kandy, Djibouti, Suez, Ismailia, Cairo, Port Säid, Marseilles, Paris, Cherbourg’, and ending with ‘New York’. Running around the circumference of the side of the flask is engraved: ‘Kamakura, Enoshima, Miyanoshita,Kodzu, Osawara, Kuno, Zan, Shimonoseki, Moji, and Paradeniya’.
Bearing London Hallmarks for Alexander Clark of London and date marks for 1879. Height: 6 inches (15 cm).
Price Code: ££
(Shown on right): a highly unusual Sterling silver hip flask in the form of a stylized barrel, the engine-turned ‘coopering’ of the barrel highlighted in rose and yellow gold. With a central (vacant) cartouche, perfect for engraving and a screw cap. The angular base stamped with a maker’s mark and STERLING, 14K GOLD INLAID. American, circa 1950s.
Length: 5½ inches (14 cm).
Price Code: SOLD
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