Chambin France silver mounted, engraved glass opera spirit flask
French silver mounted, carriage / opera spirit flask in a fitted case. The glass is engraved with flowers and leaves, the lid and beaker interiors are gilded
These flasks were originally used for spirits, absinthe, tonics and herbals. They were also known as a flacon aeau de melisse after a type of herbal spirit similar to absinthe. Sometimes mistaken for perfume bottles, they are perfect to display with scent bottle collections.
Size: Approximately 6 “(15 ½ cm) long
Maker: Albert Chambin (mark a clover / un trèfle 1893/1922) of 11 rue de Turbigo, Paris and stamped with the French Minerve silver mark
Condition: There are a couple of tiny nibbles to the top of the glass stopper. The lid has a small dent on the side, the lid and beaker were probably gilded on the outside and this is worn away. The box, particularly inside, is showing signs of wear.
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UK Postage: Free
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