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Subject:Usual antique flask - Japan? Europe?
Posted By: Ernst Sun, Jan 07, 2018 IP: 2601:246:8000:cb40:9

Hi -- this 9 inch flask has been in our family for decades. Jackson's Antiques in the US wasn't sure of it's origin. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you!

Subject:Re: Usual antique flask - Japan? Europe?
Posted By: David Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Hello Ernst
Nobody has said anything yet so I'll try and help a little. It doesn't look at all European. The holes at the top were I assume for some sort of strap which show no signs of wear. I.E. Unused. I can't tell the material. Base looks copper. Have you looked to see if it held any liquid? Does it smell of anything inside? Does it have a cork or similar stopper? Is the lid threaded? Since you have had it decades and there are no signs of wear to what I assume is enamel, has it only been for decoration? Sorry I can't help more. D | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |