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This superb Drew & Sons spirit hip flask, the outer top half is covered in brown leather with detachable solid silver cup and hinged flip / bayonet top, made by renowned silversmith Drew & Sons Piccadilly London, the wording on the front of the cup is In Utroque Fidelis means “In Both Faithful”, making this flask possibly owned by a Military person. The Silver hallmark dates this flask to C1900.

Drew & Sons were established in 1844. Like many 19th century campaign furniture makers, they started out as luggage and travel good makers adding portable furniture to their range of goods as the demand became apparent. They were foremost known for their high end leather goods and picnic sets, however the whole of their second floor at Piccadilly Circus was given over to Military Furniture and Campaigning Equipments. They also made a point of stating on their paperwork that they made all their own goods and to the highest quality. The Drew items we have seen testify to this and indeed they enjoyed the patronage of Queen Victoria, the Royal Family and most of the Courts of Europe.

A truly superb piece, in fantastic condition, it does show signs of use, but this does not take away how good this piece is.
  • Period: 1900
    • Price: £395.00
    • €461 Euro
    • $485 US Dollar
  • Location: Sussex
    • Dimensions: H: 17cm (6.69in)
    • W: 8cm (3.15in)
    • D: 3cm (1.18in)