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Large Crocodile Hip Flask by James Dixon & Sons

Maker: James Dixon & Sons

Category: Archive

Subcategory: Eating & Drinking

A good sized crocodile, nickel silver and glass Hip Flask by James Dixon & Sons of Sheffield.

The flask takes 3/4 of a pint of liquid and is fitted with a bayonet fitting to the hinged lid. The flask is marked to one side of the neck with JD&S in a cartouche and on the other side with Dixon's trumpet and banner trademark. The underside of the removable cup, which has a gilt wash to the interior, is also marked JD&S with the Dixon logo and the size number 7.

Although Dixons made a wide range of goods in silver, plate and Britannia metal they were market leaders in their production of flasks and are known for the quality of their work. Circa 1900.

  • Dimensions:
    H 17.5cm x W 11.5cm x D 4cm
    H 6¾" x W 4½" x D 1½"

  • Year: Circa 1900
  • Medium: Crocodile, Nickel Plate and Glass
  • Country: England
  • Signed: Stamps for James Dixon & Sons of Sheffield
  • Condition: Good
  • Reference Number: 81695