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Silver Bottles, Decanters & Flasks

Silver and silverplated bottles, decanters, and flasks lend an air of refinement to the act of imbibing in alcoholic beverages. They also add a charming, decorative aspect to homes. While many choose to decant a fine bottle of Bordeaux in a sterling decanter or bring a hip flask of aged scotch for a night out on the town, even teetotalers can still enjoy these objects for their aesthetic value.

Antique bottles and other forged vessels make for a beautiful display on living room and kitchen walls and they can be found in a style to match any décor. Whether one prefers the aesthetic of an Art Nouveau decanter with elaborate silver overlaying or a flask with a rich patina, superb examples abound at a variety of price points.

Sterling bottles, decanters, and flasks tend to be more expensive than silverplated or overlaid versions from the same time period, but the cost is largely contingent on the style, producer, and rarity of the object in question.


Quick Facts

  • In 2013, Christie’s sold a set of silver-mounted glass decanters from the early part of the 20th century for $3,000
  • Sterling silver flasks can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to many thousands of dollars for rare pieces by esteemed makers like Tiffany & Co.
  • In 2012, Auctioneers Norman C. Heckler & Co. sold a rare double eagle flask from early 20th century Pittsburg for more than $50,000

Recommended Items at Auction

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British Sterling Silver Flasks, Ca. 1920, H 4.25" W 1.25" L 3.75" 8.9t oz 2 pcs
Mar 14, 11:00 AM EDT
British Sterling Silver Flasks, Ca. 1920, H 4.25" W 1.25" L 3.75" 8.9t oz 2 pcs
by DuMouchelles
Est: $100- $150
$502 Bids
TIFFANY & CO. STERLING SILVER MONOGRAMED FLASK
Mar 02, 9:00 AM CST
TIFFANY & CO. STERLING SILVER MONOGRAMED FLASK
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $400- $800
$2001 Bid
ANTIQUE TURKISH SILVER ROSE WATER SPRINKLER BOTTLE
Mar 02, 10:00 AM EST
ANTIQUE TURKISH SILVER ROSE WATER SPRINKLER BOTTLE
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$501 Bid
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Late 19th C. George Unite Sterling Silver Flask
Mar 06, 6:00 PM EST
Late 19th C. George Unite Sterling Silver Flask
by Market Auctions Inc.
Est: $400- $800
$1001 Bid
A matched pair of silver mounted whisky noggins
Mar 07, 10:00 AM GMT
A matched pair of silver mounted whisky noggins
by Martel Maides
Est: £150- £180
£1200 Bids
Four Decorative Silver Plated and Metal Flasks
Mar 06, 11:00 AM EST
Four Decorative Silver Plated and Metal Flasks
by Gray's Auctioneers
Est: $80- $120
$400 Bids
Silver hallmarked hip flask, 136.7g.
Mar 09, 10:00 AM GMT
Silver hallmarked hip flask, 136.7g.
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £45- £90
£220 Bids
Carl M. Cohr m.m.
Mar 02, 10:00 AM CET
Carl M. Cohr m.m.
by Svendborg Auktionerne ApS
Est: 1,500 kr- 3,000 kr
1,500 kr0 Bids
JAMES DIXON SILVER HIP FLASK
Mar 07, 10:00 AM GMT
JAMES DIXON SILVER HIP FLASK
by Sheppards
Est: €50- €80
€300 Bids
ANTIQUE TURKISH SILVER ROSE WATER SPRINKLER BOTTLE
Mar 02, 10:00 AM EST
ANTIQUE TURKISH SILVER ROSE WATER SPRINKLER BOTTLE
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
ANTIQUE TURKISH SILVER ROSE WATER SPRINKLER BOTTLE
Mar 02, 10:00 AM EST
ANTIQUE TURKISH SILVER ROSE WATER SPRINKLER BOTTLE
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
ANTIQUE TURKISH SILVER ROSE WATER SPRINKLER BOTTLE
Mar 02, 10:00 AM EST
ANTIQUE TURKISH SILVER ROSE WATER SPRINKLER BOTTLE
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
Antique Leather & Glass Silver Plated Hip Flask
Feb 29, 12:00 PM EST
Antique Leather & Glass Silver Plated Hip Flask
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $50- $500
$250 Bids
RIECHFLACON ODER ÄHNLICHES, MONTUR SILBER VERGOLDET
Mar 02, 11:00 AM CET
RIECHFLACON ODER ÄHNLICHES, MONTUR SILBER VERGOLDET
by Auktionshalle Cuxhaven
Est: €0- €0
€200 Bids
ANTIQUE TURKISH SILVER ROSE WATER SPRINKLER BOTTLE
Mar 02, 10:00 AM EST
ANTIQUE TURKISH SILVER ROSE WATER SPRINKLER BOTTLE
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
A large silver and leather mounted hip flask. 
Mar 20, 10:00 AM GMT
A large silver and leather mounted hip flask. 
by Roseberys
Est: £100- £150
£400 Bids
A silver hip flask. 
Mar 20, 10:00 AM GMT
A silver hip flask. 
by Roseberys
Est: £100- £200
£400 Bids
FLACHMANN/TASCHENFLASCHE, glatt mit
Mar 23, 10:00 AM CET
FLACHMANN/TASCHENFLASCHE, glatt mit
by zeitGenossen Antiquitäten - Kunst - Design
Est: €0- €0
€600 Bids
CA 1910 POCKET FLASK
Mar 06, 10:00 AM EST
CA 1910 POCKET FLASK
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $150- $250
$700 Bids
J.M. Wendt Australian Silver Whisky Hip Flask. In leather case (H17.5cm) W315g (flask)
Mar 10, 11:00 AM AEDT
J.M. Wendt Australian Silver Whisky Hip Flask. In leather case (H17.5cm) W315g (flask)
by Davidson Auctions
Est: AUD200- AUD400
AUD1900 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Silver Bottles, Decanters & Flasks


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