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Large Flask by James Dixon & Sons


#1

Hi, I have acquired a large flask about 10" in height with hallmarks at the bottom. It has a dent in it but is otherwise in good condition. I don’t know if its silver or plate (how would I find out?) Is anyone familiar with this item? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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#2

Hi there - I’m the American silver guy, so sticking my neck out a little, but I can tell you it is silverplate since it lacks the “required by law” UK sterling silver marks, and the “Made in England” is a sure tip-off that it is not sterling. No opinion on value other than not much.

Regards,

Uncle Vic


#3

Thanks for the info. I didn’t think it was sterling but I’d definately like some history on it and how much it might be worth.


#4

What you have is a Britannia Metal (form of silver plating) Hip flask, Made by James Dixon & sons, from sheffeild Uk, Well known, silver and silver plate and pewter manatfactorers, Dates from around 1935 -1950, Value around £8 to £15
If it was in better condition it would make around £20 -£30

cheers Richard


#5

Thanks Richard. Bit of a bummer as I thought it might be worth more but still, I didn’t lose any money on it.