Today we are offering a veteran’s flask/canteen from the Kaiserliche Marine. The veteran’s canteen/flask was one of a variety of items a veteran might acquire to commemorate his military service. Perhaps the most common item was a stein, but we also see veterans’ pipes, boxes, etc. The Kaiserliche Marine was always a much smaller branch of the German military than the Army. Veterans’ items like this are always sought-after and prized by collectors. Our offering today is an unusual sailor’s flask from aboard the WW I battleship S.M.S. Braunschweig. The central part is a brilliant white porcelain flask. It is framed by a silver-toned holder. The flask’s obverse displays a Hohenzollern Crown, with a fouled anchor. The flask’s strap is interwoven with blue and yellow, which are Braunschweig’s state colors. This is a very fine piece. It certainly will be of interest to you naval collectors.