Carter, Howard (1874 – 1939)

Carter’s personally owned thermos flasks!

A fabulous pair of antique thermos flasks once owned by Howard Carter. The metal flasks measure approximately 3.5″ X 14″ each, and are housed in an attractive leather box. Both the flasks and the box are in generally fine condition.

Originating from Howard Carter’s estate, sold at Bonhams in 2012, the flasks are accompanied by a signed letter of provenance by Howard Carter’s great nephew. Also together with a letter from Thermos Ltd., to J.E. Carter (Carter’s nephew) stating that the flasks originate from before 1927. It seems highly likely, with these being the only surviving examples in Carter’s family, that the flasks accompanied Carter on his early trips to Egypt, and were likely by his side at the time of the discovery of Tutenkhamun’s tomb.