A R Wentworth English pewter hip flask
A 6oz traditional pewter pocket kidney flask with a captive lid and plain polished finish. Cast and machined by hand in Sheffield by the pewter-smiths of A R Wentworth at the still family run workshops founded in 1949. First produced in the bronze age pewter is an alloy of mostly tin with copper and antimony (no lead these days!) for hardness. The flask measures about 8.5cm wide, 11cm high, and 2.5cm deep.