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Posted 5 years ago


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Can anyone please ID this flask?
On the bottom, what I can decipher says : shendyhan sterling China. It's worn and very difficult to read, even with a loop.
There is a clear glass insert with sterling silver covering. It has a top with a cork impaled by small metal skewer and filigree finial .
I actually bought 2 of them, which tells me they were mass produced? I really don't know.
Thank you to whoever can solve this mystery!

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  1. chinablue chinablue, 5 years ago
    I love these pinched decanters! May I ask if there are any other markings? If so, the type of marks can hold a clue as to date, manufacturer, etc. which can help, especially if you can't decipher the name on the bottom. I have searched for a similar name without any luck. Also, can you please post how large the flask/decanter is? Thanks for sharing! :-)
  2. Pamelamary, 5 years ago
    6.25" tall and 4" wide
    Like I said above, reads: China (shendyhan?) sterling
    It's just too worn to figure out of the shendyhan part.
    But thank you for letting me know it's a "pinched" decanter,....that helps!
  3. Pamelamary, 5 years ago
    chinablue, you ROCK! Because you told me they were "pinched", I found them and now have a value estimate! Thank you!
  4. chinablue chinablue, 5 years ago
    *LOL* Well, I'm glad to know "I still got it"! Seriously, I'm glad what little I said helped you find your information. If you ever find out the name on the bottom, I'd love to know what it actually said, just for future reference. I love anything silver.. well, anything silver... or blue... or crystal ...or with roses.. or things in anyway shiny, or old.. I like old things too..and, well, you get the idea. I'm always looking for hard to find information. Thanks for letting us know you found it! :-)
  5. Pamelamary, 5 years ago
    Yes, chinablue, I will def let you know what that mystery word is!
    Also, you're too funny! And I have to agree,..I love old stuff too!!!
    Take care!
  6. Pamelamary, 5 years ago
    ok, I marked this as solved,..well sorta, then the site said "err, it's not solved" or something like that. So, err, I guess it's not solved until I can name it?
  7. chinablue chinablue, 5 years ago
    I think you can marked it solved at any point no matter the name. Personally, when I have one solved, I usually DO change the name to reflect what I've learned when I mark it as solved, so you could give that a try and then mark it again. If that doesn't work, we'll ask Hunter or another admin to fix it for ya!! :-)
  8. Pamelamary, 5 years ago
    thanks Chinablue!
  9. chinablue chinablue, 5 years ago
    Yoo Hoo, Hunter! Could you please check on this and let Pamelamary know what she needs to do to change this item to 'Solved'? Thanks in advance. :-)
  10. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    chinablue, I'm not shiny but I'm old & if the offer is right! I did notice the last time I renewed my driver's lic. that they didn't ask if I wanted to be an organ donor. Is that a bad sign or what?
  11. chinablue chinablue, 5 years ago
    Now, blunderbuss...being old just doesn't have the same draw without being shiny or blue or having roses too! *LOL* And, yea... I'm thinking it's a bad sign if they don't ask. ;-)
  12. chinablue chinablue, 5 years ago
    If you still haven't been able to change this to solved, you can write to and let them know what you need. They should take care of it for you! :-)
  13. Pamelamary, 5 years ago
    I CAN mark it as solved,...but,..of course, I still haven't figured out what that name in scripted on the bottom says!!
    THAT, is the real mystery here, that so far, no one has figured out.
    I guess we need someone who speaks Chinese?
    Thanks chinablue!!
  14. chinablue chinablue, 5 years ago
    Sorry, I misunderstood. I thought you meant you were getting some error message that you couldn't change it to solved. :-)

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