Alvin Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Overlay 4" Purse Liquor Flask 141gr 1890's Bottom stamped: "200", "Sterling with Alvin hallmark. Circa 1890's Monogrammed cartouche "CLL". Antique American silver perfume flask with glass body and silver overlay. The overlaid design is hand engraved and incorporates flowers, scrollwork and lattice patterns.
The flask is surmounted by a secure bayonet twist lid. This was made by Alvin in Providence, RI. Alvin is now a division of Gorham and is still there today. SILVER ON GLASS (OVERLAY) In 1886 Alvin patented a process for depositing pure silver on metallic and non-metallic surfaces. In this process the article was first coated with silver and afterwards a part of the coating was cut away, thus exposing the base, as in pierced work.As good as any I've seen. Made in USA 4" H x 2 1/8" W x 1 D 141 grams / 5 oz SKU 5343. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Drinkware & Barware\Decanters". The seller is "thompsonandcrowe" and is located in this country: US.
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