19th Century G & JW Hawksley Hip Flask Canteen w Cup Military Civil War Era Pewter
This 19th Century G & JW Hawksley Hip Flask or Mess Kit Canteen with Cup is a rare find for the antique military collector. G & JW Hawksley, from Sheffield England is notable for the decorative black powder flasks and they were making items as far back as the 18th century. This pewter flask is a rare military grade find c1860s.
The flask stands 5 1/2" tall and measures 2 1/2" across it's widest point. The cup which pulls off from the top of the piece measures 2 3/4" tall.
Condition is Fair. It holds liquid about 8 oz as is should but there are dings and dents as shown in photos. Cup still attaches firmly. For 150 years old or so we think it is remarkable. We did not clean only did a wipe down so the patina and surface oxidation inside the cup remains. Some very fine steel wool inside the cup will clean it out nicely.