Cased Flask with Beakers

Cased Flask with Beakers

£395

A leather Cased glass Flask with two silver plated beakers.

The flask has a silver plated cap with a bayonet fitting. The cap lid has a serrated edge to give an easy grip for undoing it and the interior is lined in cork to form a seal. The bottle has a faceted shoulder and is cut towards the base with patterned vertical lines to help grip the bottle.

The two beakers are a good gauge and slightly turned over towards the top to form a lip. They have a gilt wash to the interior.

The leather case is lined in chamois leather and has a hole to the base to allow the air to escape when replacing the contents. The top has a strap that is fixed by a popper button to each side. The strap is held in place by a belt keep to either side which also prevents the top being removed completely and so lost.

The underside of the beakers are stamped R&B with S, EP and a Fleur De Lys along with a genie's lamp The marks are those of Roberts & Belk. The company was born out of Sheffield's Furniss, Poles & Turner who registered their first hallmark in 1810. They went under several name changes through the century as old partners died or retired and new partners joined. They became Roberts & Belk in 1863 after Charles Belks joined the remaining old partner Samuel Roberts. Belks kept the name on after the retirement of Roberts in 1879.

This cased set is well made and still useable. Early 20th Century.

Case size is given

Dimensions:

Height 16 cm / 6 "
Width 11 cm / 4 "
Depth 10 cm / 4"
Period

Early 20th Century

Medium

Leather, glass & silver plate

Country

England

Signed

Roberts & Belk

Style

Spirit Flask Set

Condition

Good. Some staining to leather case.

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