birmingham 1912 rare solid silver footed collapsible travelling pocket beaker with original case by george unite famous and collectable maker

Birmingham 1912 rare solid silver footed collapsible travelling pocket beaker with original case by GEORGE UNITE, famous and collectable maker.


Price

SOLD

Item Ref

4932

Description

Birmingham 1912 rare English hallmarked solid silver footed collapsible travelling beaker including the original hard silk lined case and cover, which is normally lost over time. This makes it completely original as when first sold. It is a fine example of Edwardian craftsmanship, ingenuity and utility.
Taller than travelling beakers usually found, this is a six section beaker by the very famous and highly collectable maker George Unite. It has a banded top, stable footed base, and the original gilt lining.
Used by the well to do gentleman when travelling or hunting, this telescopes down to a small size, carried in its slim case, and is perfect as a pocket cup. When pulled up taut to full size, it provides a watertight beaker for drinking, while on the move.
Weight-125 grams.
Size-3.6 inches high by 2.5 inches diameter by 2.6 inches diameter base. Closed-1 inch high.
With very clear hallmarks, excellent weight, and in very good condition, this is a rare collectable, with a very practical use for travelling or outdoor pursuits.
A great gift for a gentleman perhaps, or a wonderful addition to a novelty silver collection.
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Internal Ref: 4932



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