Chambin France engraved glass opera spirit flask c1900

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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


Date: c1900


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

Code: 1432


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