19th century victorian swaine adeney leather hunting saddle canteen with original contents

19th century Victorian Swaine Adeney leather hunting saddle canteen with original contents.



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Swaine Adeney Victorian complete leather hunting saddle canteen lined with doeskin, and having an internal partition dividing the contents. The contents include the original silver plate bayonet topped rectangular glass spirit flask, as well as the original double hinged silver plate sandwich case with pull ring. These canteens were attached to the side of the saddle and used during hunting pursuits.
Swaine Adeney is a very well known luxury maker of leather and equestrian goods, still in business for the last 250 years, and warranted by the Royal Family.
The mahogany coloured leather case has a lovely patina, and is lined with tan doeskin, has the original straps and buckles and D ring to side. The flask has the makers mark of John Dixon and Sons, while the sandwich box bears the Swaine Adeney stamp. The flask is in very good condition, as is the sandwich case apart from some corrosion on part of the exterior back mainly. The flask has been tested, and it is absolutely watertight. It holds about 140 ml of liquid.
Size-5.75 inches by 5.5 inches by 1.75 inches deep (not including straps).
Size of sandwich box is 4 5/8 inches long by 3 1/8 inches wide by 1.25 inches deep .
Size of flask is a generous 4 7/8 inches long including cap, (4 inches high without cap) by 2 inches wide by 1.5 inches deep.
A lovely and interesting item appealing to antique leather, equestrian and hunting enthusiasts.
In overall very good condition.
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Internal Ref: 5688

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