Marked on neck with oriental figure & Sterling-same mark on the removable bottom section. There is a ding on the flip open top and a couple dings on removable bottom. Bottom comes off to expose glass section. Sterling Silver overlay in the design of Dragon. The removable bottom on one side has a what looks like a E R Monogram.The sterling silver has slight tarnish which is the buyers choice to polish. MEASURES: 4 1/2" x 2 3/4" x 1 1/4.
A hip flask is a thin flask for holding a distilled beverage. Hip flasks were traditionally made of pewter.Though most modern flasks are made from stainless steel. Some modern flasks are made of plastic so as to avoid detection by metal detectors. Hip flasks can vary in shape, although they are usually contoured to match the curve of the wearer's hip or thigh for comfort and discretion in a design also known as a kidney flask. Some flasks have "captive tops" which is a small arm that attaches the top to the flask in order to stop it from getting lost when it is taken off. However, the term "flask" also applies to smallest bottle sizes of alcohol in commercial markets.
Some flasks come with small cups to make sharing easier, although generally liquid is consumed directly from the flask. The hip flask is popular as a commemorative item, often being engraved. Describes the engraved flask as the best present one can give. The engravings may be a short quote, the recipient's initials, toasts, dates of memorable occasions, or signs of friendship. Hip flask tucked into a garter.
The hip flask began to appear in the form it is recognized today in the 18th century, initially used by members of the gentry. However, less compact versions had been in production for several centuries.Notably, in the Middle Ages. There are several accounts of gutted fruit being used to store liquor.
During the 18th century, women boarding docked British warships. Following the act of prohibition. Banned the sale of cocktail shakers.
Antique hip flasks, particularly those made of silver, are now sought-after collector's items. In the Royal Air Force.
Hip-flask was used as code for a revolver. Carrying a hip flask filled with alcohol in a public place is illegal in many locations in the United States due to open container laws. These laws prohibit possession of an unsealed container of alcohol in public or within the passenger compartment of a vehicle.
The hip flask appears frequently in comedy. In part because it allows drinking in inappropriate situations where a bottle. Would not normally be foundfor instance, in Two and a Half Men. Drinks alcohol from a hip flask during a funeral.It also appears rarely in The Simpsons. When Homer drinks from it on occasion, and even allows Bart to take a drink during particularly intolerable occasions. The character Brian Griffin also carries around a hip flask in the earlier seasons. In another adult animation, Rick and Morty. The character Rick Sanchez, who is shown to be notably alcoholic. Carries a hip flask under his lab coat. The item "C1890's La Pierre Co. New York Sterling Silver Dragon Oriental Overlay Hip Flask" is in sale since Monday, April 16, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.
925)\Bottles, Decanters & Flasks". The seller is "1kul57" and is located in Laurel, Maryland. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia, South africa, New Zealand.