A traditional hip flask bound in Bridle Tan leather and featuring the National Gallery logo.
Supplied in a presentation box, it's been created exclusively for the National Gallery by Daines and Hathaway in Walsall, the home of the UK's leather goods industry.
The pocket-sized hip flask was first used in the 18th century, with the curved styling enabling the user to carry spirits comfortably and discreetly in a coat or trouser pocket. A leather hip flask offers further comfort by adding a high-quality leather binding.
Although the hip flask is often seen as a quintessentially English product, it gained popularity and notoriety in the USA during the Prohibition Era. Hip flasks today are often given as a gift from the groom to the �best man' or ushers at weddings – a far cry from their secret and illegal past.