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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Monogrammed Sterling Silver Half Pint Flask
Oct 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Monogrammed Sterling Silver Half Pint Flask
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc
Est: $40- $80
$904 Bids
Blue American Silver Overlay Decanter c1930
Oct 17, 10:00 AM PDT
Blue American Silver Overlay Decanter c1930
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $100- $120
$802 Bids
A Randahl Arts & Crafts Silver Flask Set
Oct 18, 10:00 AM CDT
A Randahl Arts & Crafts Silver Flask Set
by Hindman
Est: $600- $800
$251 Bid
SILVER FLASK
Oct 17, 5:00 PM EDT
SILVER FLASK
by Puckett Auctions
Est: $250- $2,500
$201 Bid
SILVER FLASK
Oct 17, 5:00 PM EDT
SILVER FLASK
by Puckett Auctions
Est: $250- $2,500
$201 Bid
SILVER FLASK
Oct 17, 5:00 PM EDT
SILVER FLASK
by Puckett Auctions
Est: $250- $2,500
$201 Bid
An Edward Buchko Modernist Silver Carafe
Oct 18, 10:00 AM CDT
An Edward Buchko Modernist Silver Carafe
by Hindman
Est: $500- $700
$250 Bids
A George V sterling silver mounted lockable decanter, Birmingham 1923 by Hukin and Heath
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
A George V sterling silver mounted lockable decanter, Birmingham 1923 by Hukin and Heath
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £400- £600
£400 Bids
SILVER CRUET, FRANCE, AFTER 1838, SILVERSMITH A. COSSON
Oct 19, 3:30 PM CEST
SILVER CRUET, FRANCE, AFTER 1838, SILVERSMITH A. COSSON
by Casa d'aste ARCADIA
Est: €150- €180
€1400 Bids
Vintage Hallmarked Silver Hip Flask
Oct 24, 7:00 PM BST
Vintage Hallmarked Silver Hip Flask
by James Auctioneers London
Est: £150- £200
£1500 Bids
A LATE 19TH CENTURY OVERSIZED SILVER AND LEATHER BOUND HIP FLASK
Oct 21, 10:00 AM BST
A LATE 19TH CENTURY OVERSIZED SILVER AND LEATHER BOUND HIP FLASK
by Hutchinson Scott Limited
Est: £200- £300
£1000 Bids
Silberflasche mit Drachenreliefs.
Oct 28, 9:00 AM CEST
Silberflasche mit Drachenreliefs.
by Auktionshaus Wendl
Est: €0- €0
€900 Bids
Lidded vessel with silver mou
Nov 02, 10:00 AM CET
Lidded vessel with silver mou
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€1000 Bids
L. A. W. Flask
Nov 13, 10:00 AM EST
L. A. W. Flask
by Copake Auction Inc.
Est: $150- $200
$700 Bids
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Lote compuesto por petacas y cocteleras con su estuche original.
Oct 26, 4:30 PM CEST
Lote compuesto por petacas y cocteleras con su estuche original.
by Arte Subastas Bilbao
Est: €0- €0
€300 Bids
IMPORTANT & HISTORICAL STERLING SILVER FLASK
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
IMPORTANT & HISTORICAL STERLING SILVER FLASK
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $800- $1,200
$4000 Bids
Set of 4 Hip Flask Sets. 1 x SAS, 1 X RM Commando, 1 x Royal Marines, 1 x Parachute Regiment.
Oct 18, 10:00 AM BST
Set of 4 Hip Flask Sets. 1 x SAS, 1 X RM Commando, 1 x Royal Marines, 1 x Parachute Regiment.
by Cadmore Auctions
Est: £60- £90
£600 Bids
AN EIGHT-SIDED FLASK
Oct 26, 7:00 PM WEST
AN EIGHT-SIDED FLASK
by Renascimento
Est: €60- €90
€600 Bids
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A George III Irish silver two-bottle cruet Michael Walsh, Dublin, tops of bottles unmarked
Oct 19, 9:30 AM BST
A George III Irish silver two-bottle cruet Michael Walsh, Dublin, tops of bottles unmarked
by Bonhams
Est: £1,000- £1,500
£1,0000 Bids
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GEORGE GRANT MACDONALD: a silver decanter London 1979
Oct 19, 9:30 AM BST
GEORGE GRANT MACDONALD: a silver decanter London 1979
by Bonhams
Est: £2,000- £3,000
£2,0000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Silver Bottles, Decanters & Flasks


Puckett Auctions

Puckett Auctions

Bonhams

Bonhams

Hindman

Hindman

Copake Auction Inc.

Copake Auction Inc.