HERMANN GORING 800 SILVER NOVELTY SPIRIT FLASK MODELED A LARGE GUN CARTRIDGE.
Silver hip flask standing at 14cm in total height designed as a shot gun cartridge and displays the unique design of Hermann Goring's Reichmarshalls standard, eagle and swastika with crossed batons in decorative border, Goring received this unique rank after the successful campaign in France in 1940, below the standard is Goring's name in script.The base of the cartridge has a crimped design as often seen on gun cartridges, the cartridge head is silver gilt which beautifully compliments the silver tube, the head of the cartridge can be removed and this can be used as a drinking cup.The silver drinking flask has a hinged silver lid. Each separate part has an 800 silver mark, the hinged lid, inside the cup and the reverse side of the flask. Herman Goring had a great interest in hunting and spent much of his spare time at his spectacular hunting estate, Carenhall and a drinking flask modeled as a cartridge would obviously have greatly appealed to him, a unique item of historical importance. [Condition: Near Mint]