This extremely rare antique USA Sterling Silver engraved Thermos flask has the hallmark of Shreve, Crump & Low Company. This incredible cork-flask with a screw-on cup weighs a very significant 372g, and measures 24.5cm high x 8cm wide.
Shreve, Crump and Low was founded in 1796 and was America's oldest Jewellery store (225 years old). They produced a handful of these incredible sterling silver Thermos flasks in the early part of the 1900's and I can find a few that were made around this time. There is not one with this intricate hand engraved Art Nouveau detailing. I think it could be a unique piece.
This incredible Thermos flask is beautifully engraved and is still in incredible condition for being around 110 years old. The base of the flask is engraved Sterling, U.S.A., Thermos and PAT. and also bears the Shreve, Crump & Low Company official hallmark.
There is no cork and the internal glass thermos has perished. There is absolute minimal age and usage related wear and tear and scuffs. The base can be unclipped to insert a new glass thermos cylinder.
Please view the pics carefully to fully appreciate this ultra rare antique Sterling Silver Thermos and to confirm the condition.