Antique Flasks are antique containers used for storing liquids.
Brief history and description
Antique flasks can range in a variety of different styles and purposes, such as liquor flasks or gunpowder flasks, although liquor flasks were the most popular and common styles of flasks in American during the 1800s.
Antique liquor flasks were typically made out of glass, and tend to have an oval shape and a short neck, and the most popular types of antique alcohol flasks were typically produced in America during the early 19th century. Many antique flasks that were manufactured in America may also feature various notable or important political figures such as President Thomas Jefferson.
Guide for collectors
Antique Chinese or Oriental flasks are considered to be rare and valuable among collectors. Cobalt blue-coloured flasks are also considered to be the most rare and valuable, as opposed to aqua coloured flasks.
Restoration of an antique flask is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. (However, restoring an antique flask may decrease its value).
For more information regarding antique flasks, visit Great Antique Bottles & Historical Flasks.
Antique Chinese flasks
Artingstall & Hind Auctioneers in Beverly Hills, California sold an antique Chinese blue and white hanging moon flask (14.5" in height) for $90,000 in October of 2011.
Antique Remmey family flasks
Sotheby's in London sold a cobalt-decorated, salt-glazed, stoneware flask which was manufactured by the Remmey Family of Potters (6" in height) for $120,000 in May of 2003.
Antique sterling silver flasks
Sterling silver flasks that were manufactured by BlackStark & Frost are worth around $150.
Sterling-topped flasks are worth around $150 as well.
Antique black powder pistol flasks
Two copper and brass antique black powder pistol flasks are worth as much as $325.
Antique cut glass flasks
An antique cut glass flask is worth around $125.
Antique green glass flasks
American-blown green glass flasks are worth around $375.
Antique Romano-Syrian glass flasks
A lot of three antique Romano-Syrian glass flasks are worth around 325AUD.
Antique brass powder flasks
Two antique brass powder flasks are worth around $350.
Antique perfume flasks
A ruby and sterling perfume flask with repousse lids is worth around $175.