Powder Horns & Powder Flasks
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19th cent. Powder Flask

A VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD SINGLE CAVITY BULLET MOLD, ca. 1770-1800: In overall very good untouched condition and of approx. .40 caliber. The iron surfaces with an untouched chocolate-brown patina and some expected signs of use, scattered discoloration and pitting. Of early (18th century), Blacksmith made, "scissors-type" construction, as made with hand-forged contours and without a sprue-cutter. In overall very good untouched condition and a classic example of an early form American Blacksmith made 18th Century Bullet Mold, ca. 1770-1800. For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”. Overall length, 4 1/2“.

Price: $275.00


18th century american priming horn

A VERY GOOD+ AMERICAN EMBOSSED BRASS SCALLOP-SHELL POWDER FLASK, ca. 1850s: Of typical, medium size, mid-19th century, design, with a two piece embossed brass/copper-alloy body, mounted with its two (2), side-mounted, iron suspension loops. The graduated brass priming-spout and base with its three (3) stepped spout and its external spring-operated powder-cut-off: original spring and retaining-screw. In overall very good condition with its original components throughout and in functional order. Both sides of the body with a fine and large embossed Shell & Bush motif, on its base-- of classic mid-19th century American design: (virtually identical to “Riling: No. 366”). Retains its original smooth brass-colored surfaces with some scattered minor abrasions, dents, good seams and some patches of light surface-oxidation. A very nice American made Embossed Brass powder flask, ca. 1850s. Overall length: 7 ½”.

Price: $125.00


19th century Flask

An Untouched Mid-19th Century American Leather Covered Metal Powder Flask, ca. 1860: Of typical mid-19th century, Plain, bag-shaped form with untouched, crazed, scuffed and lightly aged leather-covered outer surfaces. Minor roughness, abrasions, scuffs and an untouched oxidized and patinated finish. In (net) fair to good untouched condition (as is) with scattered handling marks, sound stiches, some looseness/detachment, at its neck; and retains three (3) of its four (4) suspension-loops and pins. Complete with its adjustable, graduated, brass pouring-spout/charger-- the retaining-screws and the spout’s “stop-pin” missing. Functional external spring-operated powder cutoff; and the base with an “AM CAP & FLASK” marking for the famed American Cap & Flask Company of Waterbury, Conn. An untouched, heavy gauge American Powder Flask with a nicely patinated leather-covered body. In overall fair to good untouched condition with tight seams and the noted scuffs/signs of use, detachment and wear: with an old cotton suspension-cord. Overall measurements, 9 1/4" x 5"..

Price: $135.00


19th century Flask

A VERY SCARCE LATE 18th/EARLY 19th CENTURY AMERICAN INDIAN POWDER HORN, ca. 1800: In overall fine well-used condition with the expected signs of frontier use and wear. Nicely carved, dark, red/brown colored cow horn body with a fine natural curve, an integral, nicely-carved end-spout and its slightly convex wooden base-plug with a brass ring for the braided leather suspension-cord. Integrally carved pouring-spout with its original stopper. In overall fine untouched condition and of classic American Indian form with a stained cow horn body and finely braided rawhide/sinew suspension cord of traditional native craftmanship. Retains lightly toned and deeply patinated, smooth surfaces with the expected age-stains and abrasions. The rawhide suspension-cord with a nicely braided decoration, several frays/nicks, lightly crazed leather surfaces and a working-life lace repair, at the base. Overall a very nice example of a rarely seen original 18th/19th Century American Indian Powder Horn, ca. 1800. For similar examples, please see Tom Grinslade’s: “Powder Horns…”. Overall length, approx. 15".

Price: $1,275.00


18th Century Powder Horn

A VERY NICE EARLY 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN SAILOR-CARVED & I'D (ERNEST MILLER) POWDER HORN, ca. 1810: In overall fine condition with a light-colored, naturally curved, large-size, cow horn body. Retains smooth, polished and patinated, light golden-honey-yellow to brown colored outer surfaces with an integrally carved, tapered "Bottle Nose" type pouring-spout with a collared mouth. Finely turned and carved, hardwood (walnut?) convex, base-plug with its brass loop -- for a suspension-cord. In overall fine condition with light sings of use and wear. The body adorned with engraved & inked (scrimshaw) depictions of exotic animals, trees, birds and a Mermaid. Also, carved with a "Ernest Miller" owner's inscription/name, in 19th Century Style block characters. A very nice example of an Early 19th Century American Sailor-Carved & I'D Powder Horn, ca. 1810. Overall length, approx. 16". For similar examples and additional information, please see Tom Grinslade's: "Powder Horns...".

Price: $1,875.00


18th century Horn

A FINE MID 19th CENTURY COMPRESSED/FLAT COWHORN POWDER HORN, ca. 1840: In overall fine untouched condition with a smooth, light colored, yellow-tan, pressed cow horn body and a graduated “Patent” type, brass, pouring-spout with its spring-operated, Powder cut-off. The naturally curved, light colored, pressed/flattened, cow horn body with a flared/wide base with its pin-fasten brass end-cap. The tapered spout-end with its adjustable/graduated, brass pouring spout and an external spring cut-off: in functional order. Retains both of its original iron suspension loops and its original braided brass suspension-chain. In fine untouched condition with some minor scuffs, small pock marks and the expected signs of use and handling. Fine cowhorn body and complete with its original brass mounts and chain. A very nice example of an early-mid 19th century Flat-type powder horn, ca. 1840. Overall length, 9”.

Price: $450.00


18th century Horn

A VERY GOOD REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD AMERICAN PRIMING HORN w/ OWNER-“IA” INSCRIBED WOODEN BASE, ca. 1770: In overall very good untouched condition. The Light colored cow horn body with a fine natural curve, a simply carved integral end-spout and its original wooden peg-fastened, carved, rounded, hardwood (butternut?) base-plug with “IA” carved owner’s initials. The neck of the horn inscribed with matching initials and carved with a rounded retaining-ring for a suspension chord: the spout-plug missing. In overall very good untouched condition with light sings of use and wear and some expected minor scuffs, hairlines and abrasions: the base with matching untouched smooth surfaces and sharp owner’s initials, in classic 18th Century type characters. A very nice example of a well made American Revolutionary War Period Priming Horn, ca. 1770. Overall length, 9". For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution.

Price: $575.00


18th century Mold

A FINE RARE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD MUSKET TYPE "BUCK & BALL" GANG-TYPE BULLET MOLD, ca. 1770: In overall fine  untouched condition. Of Colonial American "gang mold" design with a nicely cast & hinged, two-piece, brass body. The top of the mold with four (4) counter-sunk, circular entry-ports for accepting molten lead. Casts a total of Four (4) Musket balls, ranging in size from approx. .70-.50  caliber. Of two piece construction with its original central iron pinned hinge. In overall fine condition with smooth untouched brass surfaces and a dark-mustard-toned  age-patina. Some expected signs of use and scattered discoloration. Of Mid-18th Century Colonial American make, as is of small/compact size and made without a sprue-cutter. In overall fine untouched condition and a rare example of a Colonial American/American Revolutionary War Period Soldier's Buck & Ball "Gang-Type Bullet Mold", ca. 1770. The type of "Bullet Mold" often used, to great effect, by American Soldiers, during the Revolutionary War to increase the lethality of a Smoothbore Musket by adding to the number of projectiles that could be fired in a single shot. For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”. Overall length, 5 1/4“.

Price: $1,575.00


18th century Horn

A FINE & EARLY AMERICAN "KENTUCKY RIFLEMAN'S" LANCASTER, Co. (PENNSYLVANIA) POWDER HORN w/ "BOTTLE NOSE" POURING-SPOUT, ca. 1780: In overall very good+/Fine untouched condition. Naturally curved, cow horn body with richly patinated, golden honey yellow to brown colored surfaces. Finely shaved, sculpted and carved outer contours with an integrally carved, tapered "Bottle Nose" type pouring-spout with its carved wooden stopper and a side-mounted iron suspension-cord-loop of Lancaster, Co. Pennsylvania form. Finely turned and carved, redish-brown-colored, hardwood (buttnernut wood?) convex, base-plug with its distinctive Lancaster type "roped" borders and its brass loop -- for a suspension cord. In overall very good+/fine untouched condition with the expected sings of use and wear: some scuffs minor abrasions and signs of use/wear. A fine and scarce example of an Early Lancaster, County American Rifleman's Powder Horn, ca. 1780-1810. Overall length, approx. 14". For similar examples and additional information, please see Tom Grinslade's: "Powder Horns...", pg. 131 & Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution".

Price: $1,000.00


18th century Horn

A VERY GOOD AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD AMERICAN SOLDIER'S “CHEESEBOX TYPE” CANTEEN, ca. 1770: In overall very good untouched condition with nicely oxidized smooth wooden surfaces and scant traces of its green milk painted finish. Of classic cooper-made "Cheesebox" design with two, carved, central, flat, wooden panels and the sides with numerous staves of barrel form. Retains smooth hardwood (Maple?) surfaces with a tight fit of its staves and nicely braided bentwood lashings of traditional Colonial American design: minor old damages to lashings. In very good untouched condition with oxidized wooden surfaces; and of Soldier's "Day" type size with an approiximate 1 quart capacity. Fine sidewalls and staves with a tight fit and untouched and deeply oxidized wooden surfaces with scattered abrasions, en suite with the body. An applied wooden pouring-spout-- for cork stopper. In overall very good untouched condition with choice light brown -colored wooden surfaces with oxidation, scattered handling marks, scuffs, water-stains and signs of use/wear. A very nice example of an American Revolutionary War Period "Soldier's Day type" Canteen, ca. 1770. ***The type of Canteen often used by American Soldiers, both in the Field & at Encampments, during the American Revolution. Diameter, 7”, Width: 3". For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic’s: “Collector’s Illustrated Encyclopedia…”, pg. 61-64.

Price: $1,575.00


18th century Cartridge Box

A VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED AMERICAN-MADE REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD CARTRIDGE BOX, ca. 1770s: In overall very good attic untouched condition. Of typical American Revolutionary War Period design. Leather and wood construction with a wooden cartridge block having an Nine- Eight - Seven, .72 caliber, “Charleville” cartridge-hole configuration. The black leather body with its original hand-sewn rain flap, all of its sinew stitching with several working-period sinew mends. The rain-cover with matching lightly crazed and aged, leather surfaces. In overall very good+ attic untouched condition. The leather with generally supple surfaces, some light crazing and scattered abrasions. The cartridge block with richly oxidized and finely aged untouched wooden surfaces, some light wear and fine cartridge holes. The stitching with tight seams and an untouched patina. A classic example of a Revolutionary War Period American Cartridge Box, ca. 1770s. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann's: “Battle Weapons of the American Revolution” & Neumann's & F. Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution". Measures 11 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 3 1/2.

Price: $2,275.00


18th century Horn

A LARGE LATE 19TH CENTURY STAIN-DECORATED EUROPEAN? COW HORN POWDER HORN, ca. 1890: In overall fine untouched condition with smooth straw-colored cow/oxen horn body with an extensive and richly stain-decorated Floral & Leaf pattern over its surfaces. Retains a smooth body untouched, lightly patinated surfaces with light signs of use. Simply carved rounded pouring-spout with a tapered mouth: retains its original brass suspension-chain with its matching turned-brass spout-plug with cork stopper. Of unusual form and design, with its leather-covered flat base-plug with Late 19th Century, “Trade-type”, Brass-Plated Steel tack decorations. In overall fine condition with some scattered handling marks and light signs of use and wear. The outer surfaces with an extensive, sepia-toned, stained, leaf and floral decoration of unusual form. Complete with its original brass suspension chain and spout-plug. A large-size and impressive European? Late Period Powder Horn, ca. 1890. Overall length, 21”.

Price: $500.00


18th century Horn

A VERY GOOD & LARGE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD AMERICAN ARTILLERYMAN'S/CANNONEER'S or QUARTERMASTER'S "RESERVIOR TYPE" POWDER HORN w/ FOLK-ART TYPE CHIP-CARVED BASE, ca. 1770: In overall very good untouched condition with sharp contours, scattered abrasions and richly toned horn and chip-carved, hardwood surfaces. Straw-yellow to dark-brown-colored, naturally curved, Very Large-sized cow horn body with an integrally carved pouring-spout-collar with a faceted and slab-side-carved neck of early Colonial American form. Retains its large-size, carved, hardwood spout-plug, en suite. Numerous, wooden, securing-pegs and complete with its original finely chip-carved convex (walnut?) base-plug with choice surfaces and extensive geometric/triangular pattern chip carved accents of "Pie-Crust" design. The base with its original, central, embossed brass & iron boss and the side of the horn with its large brass ring with a "pie-crust" embossed brass base-plate-- for attachment to a suspension cord. In overall very good untouched condition with the expected signs of wear and military use. Retains sharp contours with some scattered abrasions, minor surface-laminations, tight hairlines/old repairs and nicely toned, horn and wood surfaces. Fine base-plug, en suite with its early, Folk-Art, chip-carved, "Pie Crust" motif of traditional 18th Century New England/Mid-Atlantic design. A rare example of an American Revolutionary War Period Very Large Size Cannoneer's/Artilleryman's or Quartermaster's "Reservoir Type" Powder Horn, ca. 1770. Overall length, approx. 21 1/2" Capacity approx. 2 1/2 lbs. ***The type of Large size Powder Horn often used by Artillerymen/Cannoneers to prime a Cannon's vent/touchhole, or used by Field Quartermasters, as a "Reservoir Horn" to refill several Musketeer's/Infantryman's Powder Horns, during Battle. A Very Large, Decoratively & Folkish Carved, American Revolutionary War Period Powder Horn, ca. 1770. From an old Pennsylvania Collection. For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution".

Price: $1,575.00


18th century Horn

A VERY GOOD LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY AMERICAN ”DAY”-TYPE POWDER HORN, ca. 1910: In overall very good cleaned condition. Light colored cow horn body with a fine natural curve, a simply carved integral end-spout and its original brass-screw-fastened, bulbous, wood base-plug (complete with its turned wood the spout-plug which is glued in-place). In overall very good cleaned condition with light sings of use and bright horn surfaces. The turned wooden base-plug with cleaned surfaces and a (later) brass screw-eye--- for the attachment of the brass suspension-chain. Retains smooth surfaces with some minor stains. A nice example of late Percussion Period American Day-type Powder Horn, ca. 1910. Overall length, approx. 9 1/2".

Price: $150.00


18th century Horn

A RARE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD POWDER HORN w/ NICELY TURNED BASE & BRASS & IRON MOUNTED SPRING CUT-OFF, ca. 1770: Of likely New England or Mid-Atlantic make; and in overall very good+ untouched condition with finely toned natural cow horn surfaces. Very nicely patinated, Straw to dark-brown-orange-colored, smooth & untouched cow horn body with dark highlights and minor surface-abrasions. Finely carved pouring-spout with its original spring-operated, sheet-brass & iron powder cut-off with its original spring and retaining-pins. Retains untouched, mustard-colored, brass surfaces; and the sides of the body with their original, iron, screw-eyes-- for the attachment of a suspension-cord. Original, wrought-iron nail-fastened, slightly concave hardwood endcap/base-plug with light surface oxidation, old green paint-splatter and age stains. In overall very good+ untouched condition with smooth and untouched dark-brown-colored wooden surfaces and is complete with its original, finely lathe-turned, screw-type, wooden knob finial-- for refilling the horn. In overall very good+/fine untouched condition with light expected signs of use, minor abrasion and tight hairlines. A very well made American Revolutionary War American Brass Mounted Powder Horn w/ Spring-Operated spout-cover, ca. 1770. Overall length, 16 1/2". For similar examples, please see "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”.

Price: $1,575.00


18th century Horn

A MID 19th CENTURY AMERICAN RIFLE-TYPE POWDER HORN, ca. 1830-1850: In overall fair+ untouched condition. Dark green/black colored cow horn body with a very good natural curve and its original nail-fastened, flat, wood base-plug: the neck missing its wooden/brass? pouring-spout. In overall fair+ untouched condition with general sings of use and wear; and paint-stains, chips and abrasions, at the base. The wooden plug with untouched lightly oxidized surfaces and scattered roughness and age-stains. Overall length, 11”.

Price: $75.00


18th century Horn

A FINE & HISTORIC MEXICAN WAR PERIOD ENGRAVED POWDER HORN w/ (GENERAL SANTA ANNA) "PROVENANCE", ca. 1840s: A finely-crafted Southwestern/Mexican type Rifleman’s Powder horn with a finely carved & turned and tapered, dark-colored, medium-size, cow-horn body. In overall fine untouched condition with sharp contours and richly toned horn and hardwood surfaces. Natural, straw-brown to black-brown colored, curved, medium-sized horn body with its relief-carved and tapered, turned pouring-spout with slab/coffin-type sides and a double-ring suspension-cord base. The convex, hardwood (Osage Orange?) base-plug with its brass suspension-cord-post. (An Old, Paper, Museum Collection Tag affixed to the base-plug with a handwritten: "ALL.NO. 3289 (Inventory Number)/"POWDER HORN"/of GEN. SANTA ANNA"). {Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna 1794-1876, was the famous/infamous Mexican General & Statesman who is best known for his involvement, at the Siege & Massacre of Texan Insurgents, at the "Battle of the Alamo", in 1836. He also, was the leading Mexican General in charge, during the Mexican American war 1846-1848.} (For additional information, please see: Antonio López de Santa Anna - Wikipedia.) Extensively Scrimshawed & Engraved horn body with Floral vine Scrolls and various depictions of Plants, Palm Trees, Scorpions, Centipedes, Cactus, etc. Very fine quality etchings of mid-19th Century “Folkish” design. The base-plug with its original square-shank, rose-head-nail, securing tacks and its brass stud -- for a suspension cord. In overall fine untouched condition with choice, smooth cow-horn surfaces and light signs of use, minor abrasions, hairlines and wear. Nicely carved body and slab-sided pouring-spout with oxidized/age-toned, smooth, horn surfaces: the wooden spout-plug, en suite. A Very Rare & Historic example of an American Southwestern/Mexican Rifleman's Powder Horn with "General Santa Anna" "Provenance": Should be researched further. Overall length, approx. 10". ***Recently Acquired From an Old New England Collection. A similar style Powder Horn is housed, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in NYC (Accession Number: 89.4.1144).

Price: $3,575.00


18th century Horn

A VERY FINE LANCASTER, Co. (PENNSYLVANIA) "KENTUCKY RIFLE" POWDER HORN w/ "BOTTLE NOSE" POURING-SPOUT, ca. 1780-1800: In overall very fine untouched condition. Naturally curved, light-colored, cow horn body with a finely patinated, light golden honey yellow to brown colored outer surfaces. Delicately shaved and carved contours with an integrally carved, tapered "Bottle Nose" type pouring-spout with its side-mounted iron suspension-cord-loop and a collared mouth of classic Lancaster, Co. Pennsylvania form. Finely turned and carved, hardwood (buttnernut wood?) convex, base-plug with its distinctive Lancaster type "roped" borders and its iron loop -- for a suspension cord. In overall very fine+ untouched condition with only the lightest sings of use and wear. A very nice example of a Classic Early Lancaster, County American Rifleman's Powder Horn, ca. 1780-1810. Overall length, approx. 14". For similar examples and additional information, please see Tom Grinslade's: "Powder Horns...", pg. 131 & Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution".

Price: $1,150.00


18th century Horn

A VERY GOOD MID 20TH CENTURY EUROPEAN (RUSSIAN?) DRINKING HORN, ca. 1950: In overall very good clean condition. Light colored cow horn body with a fine natural curved end-spout with its floral-embossed white metal mounts: the mouth with a floral scroll and beaded pattern, embossed collar and the base-tip with a matching terminal: complete with its white metal suspension-chain and missing its finial. In overall very good clean condition with light sings of use: bright/polished horn and metal surfaces and complete with its suspension-chain. A classic example of late style 20th Century European/Russian Drinking Horn, ca. 1950. Overall length, approx. 10".

Price: $100.00


18th century Horn

A FINE QUALITY 20th CENTURY SILVER MOUNTED AMERICAN INDIAN-STYLE POWDER HORN, Dtd. 1975: In overall fine condition. The nicely carved light colored, yellow/gray colored cow horn body with a fine natural curve, an integral, nicely-carved end-spout and its scroll engraved silver base-plug with a raised finial. The base of the horn with a “MAY 1975” date and its neck with a rounded collar. Fitted with its matching, engraved, silver, pouring-spout with a friction-fitted silver powder-measure, engraved en suite. In overall fine condition and of fine quality. The horn body with lightly toned smooth surfaces and virtually no age-stains or abrasions. The engraved silver mounts with choice, lightly tarnished, surfaces and sharp engraving. Retains its “American Indian” type rawhide suspension-cord with plastic “Trade Bead” and fringed decorations. A very nice example of a fine quality 20th Century American Indian type Powder Horn, Dtd. 1975. Overall length, approx. 12".

Price: $250.00


19th century Flask

A FINE 19th CENTURY SMALL-SIZED (PISTOL-TYPE) EMBOSSED COPPER POWDER FLASK, ca. 1850: In overall fine untouched condition with a nicely toned, coppery patina, fine seams and expected signs of light wear and use. Of typical bag-shape design, with both sides deeply embossed with an early type raised scallop-shell design: (Riling No. 316). Fine, untouched, copper-alloy body with smooth surfaces and its original, brass pouring spout with an external spring-operated powder cutoff: very good spring and lever. In overall fine untouched condition with generally smooth surfaces and a lightly toned patina. Sharp detail to the embossed elements with tight seams, no splits or repairs. A nice, American made?, unsigned, small sized, mid 19th century Embossed Copper "Pistol type" Powder Flask, ca. 1850. The type of flask associated with Cased Percussion Pistols. Overall measurements, 4 7/8" x 2".

Price: $350.00


19th century Flask

A FINE QUALITY MID 19TH CENURY ENGLISH PLAIN COPPER POWDER FLASK, ca. 1850: Of typical Mid-19th century, English bag-shaped form. Of very good quality (Sheffield) manufacture with a heavy gauge, smooth, untouched & patinated copper body. The top of the flask with its brass pouring-spout with three (3) steps and its internally mounted spring-operated powder cut-off. The base with a “J.W. HAWKSLEY\SHEFFIELD” maker’s mark; and the cut-off spring is broken. In overall very good untouched condition. The body with dark copper surfaces with all four (4) of its iron (rusted & pitted) suspension-loops, fine seams, scattered abrasions, minor dents and the expected signs of use\wear. A nice example of a mid-19th Century English (Sheffield made) Powder Flask, by Hawksley, ca. 1850. Overall measurements, 9 1/2" x 5". Purported to be from the Estate Collection of Former US Congressional Representative, William Harsha.

Price: $200.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD 19th CENTURY AMERICAN LARGE-SIZE POWDER HORN, ca. 1840: In overall good+ untouched condition. The Light, greenish-tan-colored cow horn body with a fine natural curve, a simply carved integral end-spout with a countersunk pouring-mouth of American Mid-Western 19th Century form. Original iron-nail-fastened, flat, hardwood (walnut?) base-plug. The base of the horn with a central screw-eye (rusted-thru/broken) for the original? Rawhide suspension cord. In overall very good untouched condition with light sings of use and wear. The wooden base-plug with smooth dark-colored wooden surfaces and the body with sharp contours and smooth surfaces. A nice example of a Large-size Mid-19th Century American Powder Horn, ca. 1840. Overall length, 15".

Price: $175.00


19th century Flask

A FINE & UNTOUCHED AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD AMERICAN POWDER HORN w/ FINELY CARVED POURING-SPOUT & "GOD'S-EYE" CARVED BASE, ca. 1770: In overall fine+ untouched condition with sharp contours and richly toned horn and hardwood surfaces. Straw-yellow to dark-brown-colored, naturally curved, medium-sized cow horn body with an integral, crosshatch-carved, turned pouring-spout-collar and its large-size, flush-fitting, incised carved, hardwood (walnut?) base-plug. Retains its original square-shank, rosehead, securing-tacks and its original iron staple -- for a suspension cord. In overall fine untouched condition with the expected light sings of use and wear. Light scuffs, minor abrasions and nicely toned, smooth, horn and wood surfaces. The base-plug, en suite with a finely incised-carved/scribed "God's-eye" motif of traditional 18th Century New England/Mid-Atlantic design. Retains fine contours with some minor expected abrasions and signs of use/wear. A very nice example of an American Revolutionary War Period Powder Horn, ca. 1770 with a finely crafted & carved base & collar. Overall length, approx. 12 1/2". For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution".

Price: $1,175.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD ANTE-BELLUM PERIOD AMERICAN "KENTUCKY RIFLE" POWDER HORN w/ HAND-CARVED SPOUT, ca. 1830: In overall very good untouched condition. The brown/tan colored cow horn body with a fine natural curve, a nicely carved integral pouring-spout and its original round and square-nail-fastened, flat, hardwood base-plug with crudely carved “CS” initials. In overall very good untouched condition with general sings of use and wear and some expected scuffs and abrasions. The base with untouched, deeply oxidized, wooden surfaces with some scattered abrasions. A nice example of an American Rifleman's Powder Horn, ca. 1830. Overall length, 9 1/4". For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution"..

Price: $200.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD AMERICAN PISTOL-SIZE PRIMING/POWDER HORN w/ HAND-CARVED POURING-SPOUT, ca. 1800: In overall fine untouched condition. The dark brown/green/tan colored cow horn body with a fine natural curve, a finely chip-carved pouring-spout. Complete with its pin-fastened, flat/flush-fitting, hardwood (Cherry?) base-plug. In overall fine untouched condition with light sings of use and wear and some expected minor scuffs: the base with matching untouched smooth surfaces. A very nice example of an American Pistol-size Priming/Powder Horn, ca. 1800. Overall length, 7". For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution".

Price: $100.00


19th century Flask

A GOOD MID-19TH CENTURY EMBOSSED ZINC POWDER FLASK w/ STAG MOTIF, ca. 1850: Of typical mid-19th century, design, with a two piece embossed zinc body, mounted with its two (2) brass suspension-loops. Nicely toned, graduated brass priming spout and base with a graduated spout. Internal spring-operated powder-cut-off with its original spring. In overall good+ functional condition with untouched pewter-gray surfaces with fine seams, some dents and compressions. Complete with its original components throughout. Both sides of the body with a finely embossed Standing Deer Motif. A very nice American? Made mid-19th Century zinc powder flask, ca. 1850. Overall measurements, 7 1/2" x 3 1/2".

Price: $150.00


Brown Bess Bullet Mold

A VERY GOOD MID 19TH CENTURY LEATHER SHOT FLASK/BAG, ca. 1860: In overall very good untouched condition. Light-colored, supple, (pig’s-skin?) leather body made of two (2) separate and sewn, halves: fine seams with tight stitching. Of bag shaped form. Complete with its original, screw-fastened, graduated, brass pouring-spout with a “CAPWELL” maker’s mark. In overall very good untouched condition with supple, lightly crazed, leather surfaces. Surface abrasions, crazing and very good stitches/seams: the base with its iron suspension-loop. In functional order with its original brass pouring-spout. A nice example of mid to late 19th century Bag-Form Leather shot-flask, ca. 1860.

Price: $80.00


Powder Flask

A VERY NICE LATE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR/WAR OF 1812 PERIOD POWDER HORN, ca. 1780: Of likely New England or Mid-Atlantic make; and in overall very good+ untouched condition. Straw to dark-brown-colored, smooth & untouched cow horn body with dark highlights and minor surface-abrasions. Finely carved pouring-spout with an integral colar for the braided hemp? suspension-cord. Complete with its original, wrought-iron nail-fastened, slightly convex, hardwood end-cap/base-plug with surface oxidation and age stains. In overall very good+ untouched condition with smooth and untouched surfaces, some expected signs of use, minor abrasion and hairlines. A very nicely made American Revolutionary War/War of 1812 Period Mid-Size Powder Horn, ca. 1780. Overall length, 12". For similar examples, please see "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”.

Price: $650.00


regt powder horn

A VERY GOOD GROUPING of THREE (3) EARLY/MID 19th CENTURY AMERICAN POWDER HORNS, ca. 1780-1850: In overall net good+ to very good untouched condition. The Light colored cow horn bodies with a fine natural curves and simply carved pouring-spouts: one horn missing its spout. The large-size (Musket-type) Horn of possible Revolutionary War Era manufacture with a large, convex, wooden-peg-fastened, base plug with light colored wooden (Maple?)surfaces. Complete with its? Priming/pistol-size Horn, ca. 1790 with matching, light colored, “straw” surfaces and its rose-head-nail-fastened, flat base-plug. The third horn of mid-19th Century American Rifleman’s design and is fitted with its engine-turned, round, brass, base-plug (missing several of its iron securing-nails). In overall very good condition with light straw colored, natural cow horn bodies, some general sings of use and wear: chips, cracks and abrasions. A very nice grouping of American Powder Horns, spanning from the late Revolutionary War Period to the Early Civil War, ca. 1780-1850. Overall length, 17" (Musket Horn), 8” (Pistol/Priming Horn) & 8” (Mid-19th Century Horn).

Price: $575.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD COLONIAL/FRENCH & INDIAN WAR PERIOD AMERICAN POWDER HORN, ca. 1760: In overall very good untouched condition. The light green/tan-brown colored, untouched, naturally curved cow horn body with a simply carved and large-size, turned pouring-spout with a rounded collar for the attachment of a suspension-cord. The base-end of the horn, of early type configuration with an integrally carved, pierced, overhanging “lip”-- for the cord. In very good untouched condition with some minor old abrasions and expected signs of use/wear. Complete with its original, Square-head-nail-fastened, flush-fitting, hardwood (Maple?) base-plug with carved “H.M.” owner’s initials. The expected sings of use and wear; and the base plug with finely oxidized untouched surfaces with some scattered abrasions. A very nice example of an Early American Colonial/French & Indian War Period Powder Horn, ca. 1760. Overall length, approx. 10". For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic’s: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution”.

Price: $475.00


19th century Flask

A VERY RARE & HISTORIC AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR BATTLE OF BROOKLYN "AUG. 27, 1776" DATED, SOLDIER INSCRIBED/CARVED AMERICAN LARGE MUSKET-SIZE POWDER HORN, Dtd. 1776: In overall fine untouched condition with smooth golden-brown toned, horn and wooden surfaces. Of Large/Musket-size and a very nicely crafted New England/Mid-Atlantic style Colonial American Powder Horn with a carved and naturally tapered, light-colored, cow horn body. In overall fine untouched condition with sharp contours and lightly toned horn and hardwood surfaces with minor scattered handling marks and expected signs of use. Golden Straw to light-brown colored, naturally curved, smooth, Large-sized cow horn body with a nicely carved and tapered pouring-spout with an integrally raised carved collar-- for the attachment of a suspension-cord and fitted with its carved hardwood stopper. Original, molded and carved, Reddish-brown-colored, (Cherry wood?) Convex, hardwood base-plug with its hand carved wooden securing-pegs. Of early design, as the base-edge of the horn with a pierced, scallop-shell carved, integral, overhanging attachment-edge (chipped) for a suspension-cord. An original Soldier-Carved "A.W./1776/AUG. 27" (Battle of Brooklyn) inscription, of traditional Colonial American form with early style hand carved characters. ***The Battle of Brooklyn & Long Island, New York, August 27, 1776, was at the time, the largest Battle fought, in North America with over 30,000 participants. It also, was the first major Battle after America's Declaration of Independence, on July 4, 1776. The Battle of Brooklyn was, however, a serious American defeat, with 300+ casualties, 1,000 captures and the near loss of the Continental Army, which was only saved by George Washington's strategic retreat and escape. It proved to be a foreshadowing of the severity of the hostilities, to come during the War. (Please see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Long_Island & https://www.battlefields.org/learn/revolutionary-war/battles/brooklyn). In overall fine untouched condition with expected signs of use and wear. Fine body with a nicely carved pouring-spout and deeply toned smooth horn surfaces: clear Soldier Carved Engravings with light wear, abrasions, scuffs and signs of age. A Very Rare & Historic example of an American Revolutionary War Battle of Brooklyn Dated (Aug. 27, 1776) Powder Horn with its original Soldier-carved Engraving. The "A.W." owner's initials should be further researched so that the possible original owner/carver, could be identified. Overall length, approx. 22".

Price: $4,275.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD EMBOSSED MID-19TH CENTURY BRASS POWDER FLASK, ca. 1860: Of typical mid-19th century Bag-shape, with an embossed Running Stag/Deer design, on both sides. The cleaned/polished brass body with smooth lightly toned surfaces and fair seams with separations: dented, at the base and neck of the body. Unmarked, adjustable, brass pouring-spout with its graduated spout and an external spring-operated powder cutoff: in functional order with a replaced spring. In very good, cleaned, condition with some age-stains, verdigris, dents and seam separation. Nicely detailed embossed Running Stag within a floral vine border decoration. Overall measurements, 7" x 3 1/2".

Price: $90.00


18th century Horn

A FINE AMERICAN "KENTUCKY RIFLEMAN'S" LANCASTER, Co. (PENNSYLVANIA) POWDER HORN, ca. 1800: In overall fine untouched condition. Light golden honey yellow to dark greenish-brown colored, naturally curved, medium sized, cow horn body with delicately shaved and carved contours. Integrally carved and turned "Bottle-Nose" pouring-spout with a collared mouth and its carved wooden stopper. The horn with its side-mounted iron suspension-cord-loop and its turned and carved, hardwood (walnut?) convex, base-plug with its distinctive Lancaster type "roped/pie-crust" borders and its iron loop -- for a suspension cord. In overall fine untouched condition with light sings of use and wear: some scuffs minor abrasions and hairlines. A very nice example of a Lancaster, County American Rifleman's Powder Horn, ca. 1780-1810. Overall length, approx. 11". For similar examples and additional information, please see Tom Grinslade's: "Powder Horns...", pg. 131 & Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution".

Price: $875.00


19th century Flask

A FINE 19th CENTURY ENGLISH SMALL-SIZED (PISTOL-TYPE) COPPER POWDER FLASK, by "HAWKSLEY" ca. 1850: In overall fine untouched condition with nicely toned, copper surfaces with a smootgh age-patina, fine seams and expected signs of light wear and use. Of Plain Bag-shape design with a fine, untouched, copper body with smooth surfaces and its original, brass pouring spout with an external spring-operated powder cutoff: very good spring and lever. Marked, on its spout-base with a "C. & J. W. HAWKSLEY" manufacture's marking for the noted (Sheffield, UK) flask maker, who worked 1845-1889. In overall fine untouched condition with generally smooth surfaces and a lightly toned patina and a small dent on one side. A fine, English made, Small/Pistol-sized, mid 19th century Copper Powder Flask, ca. 1850. The type of flask associated with Cased Percussion Pistols. Overall measurements, approx. 4 7/8" x 1 1/2".

Price: $575.00


19th century Flask

A SCARCE COLONIAL AMERICAN/REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD MAGAZINE-SIZE POWDER HORN, ca. 1770: In overall fine untouched condition with smooth, mellowed and nicely aged, naturally toned, dark cow/ox horn surfaces. The body, of large size "magazine horn" dimensions and fitted with its original woden-peg-fastened base-plug with an iron “screw” for a suspension-cord. The base with richly oxidized convex surfaces and the spout-end with an integrally carved, turned ring with faceted neck. A very large pouring-end/mouth— as is typical of Magazine Horns. A scarce Colonial/Revolutionary War Period Magazine-size Power Horn, ca. 1770. In overall fine untouched condition with a pleasing, richly toned age-patina, some scattered handling marks and expected signs of use and wear: the base with minor scuffs, abrasions, some wear and staining. A large and decorative American Powder horn, ca. 1770. Overall length, approx. 18".

Price: $1,225.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD LATE 19th/EARLY 20TH CENTURY RUSSIAN/SCANDINAVIAN DRINKING HORN, ca. 1890: In overall very good untouched condition. Of large size and traditional Northern/Eastern European form with a nicely toned, honey, straw & black colored cow horn body. A fine natural curve with a pointed tip and the "mouth" with its original wood & cork stopper (some wear & shrinkage to the cork stopper). Plain white metal (nickel silver) band fittings/mounts with two brass suspension-rings and its decorative rawhide lashings: the base-ring with an engraved "G" owner's initial, in Gothic script. In overall very good untouched condition with general sings of use, age and wear. The inner surfaces, en suite with heavy surface patination/oxidation. Some scattered handling marks and expected abrasions. A nice example of a late 19th/early Untouched deeply toned natural surfaces. Of large size with an overall length, approx. 25”. A nice example of a late 19th/early 20th Century Russian/Scandinavian Drinking Horn, ca. 1890.

Price: $200.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD+ & SCARCE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD COW HORN POWDER-MEASURE, ca. 1770: In overall very good+ untouched condition and made from the tip of a Cow Horn. The dark yellow-brown-colored, natural cow horn body with a finely drilled tip. In overall very good+ untouched condition with the expected sings of use and wear. Finely oxidized horn surfaces with some minor age/gunpowder-stains and a deep age-patina. A very nice example of a scarce and original American Revolutionary War Period Powder-Measure, ca. 1770. Overall length, 3 1/2". For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution". ***Recently acquired from an old Mass. Estate Collection. .

Price: $750.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD 19th CENTURY AMERICAN INDIAN WAR PERIOD OWNER-INSCRIBED POWDER HORN, dtd. 1876: In overall very good condition with smooth, lightly toned and yellowed, pressed, cow horn surfaces and its matching, adjustable and graduated, brass pouring-spout. Commercial type, adjustable, brass pouring-spout with its functional spring cut-off and its original external spring. The convex wooden base-plug of with a fine untouched patina and generally smooth lightly oxidized surfaces. In overall very good condition with some incest-damage to the body. Retains smooth lightly toned surfaces with some wear handling marks and abrasions. The base of the horn with a “H.T.V.B” owner’s initials and an 1876 date. Brass spout with an untouched, mustard, age-patina and signs of use/wear. A nice example of an Owner-inscribed Powder Horn/Flask, ca. 1870s. Overall length, 10".

Price: $250.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD RABBIT EMBOSSED ZINC POWDER FLASK, ca. 1860: Of typical, small size, mid-19th century, design, with a two piece embossed zinc body mounted with both of its original iron suspension loops. Nicely toned, brass priming spout (missing graduated sleeve) and the base with an exposed spring-operated powder-cut-off-- the spring broken. In overall very good condition with all original components and tight seams throughout. The embossed body with a nicely detailed Running/Leaping Rabbit motif with generally smooth zinc surfaces and a gray toned patina without significant surface oxidation or roughness. A very nice embossed zinc powder flask, ca. 1860. Overall length, 6 1/2".

Price: $155.00


19th century Flask

A FINE MID 19TH CENTURY EMBOSSED LEATHER SHOT FLASK, ca. 1850: In overall Very Fine+ untouched condition. Supple, lightly aged, leather body made of two separate and sewn, halves (excellent stitching): the obverse side embossed with a sharply detailed hanging game scene with a seated dog. The top with its original, graduated, spring-operated, brass pouring-spout with its original spring, etc. In overall very fine+ untouched condition with supple, dark reddish-brown, leather surfaces with virtually no abrasions, crazing. Very fine stitches/seams and the base with its iron suspension-loop. In functional order with its original, adjustable, brass pouring-spout and spring cut-off. A nice example of mid to late 19th century English? Embossed Leather shot-flask, ca. 1850.

Price: $150.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD MID 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN LEATHER SHOT FLASK, ca. 1860: In overall very good untouched condition. The tanned, dark-brown-colored, supple, leather body made of two (2) separate and sewn, halves: good seams with minor frays/separation of the stitching: sting repair, at the base of the spout. Original, screw-fastened, graduated, brass pouring-spout with a spring-operated cut-off: the neck of the spout with an “AM. CAP & FLASK Co.” marking for the noted manufacturer of Waterbury, Conn. In overall very good untouched condition with supple, leather surfaces. Some minor abrasions, crazing. The base with a torn leather suspension-loop. In functional order with its original brass pouring-spout and spring cut-off. A well-made mid to late 19th century American Leather shot-flask, ca. 1860.

Price: $100.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD MID-19TH CENTURY LEATHER SHOT FLASK w/ EMBOSSED DOG, ca. 1850: In overall very good untouched condition. Lightly aged, red/brown colored, two-piece, leather body with tightly sewn seams. Deeply embossed, on both sides with a nicely detailed Hunting Dog Scene. The top with its original, graduated, spring-operated, brass pouring-spout with its original spring, etc. The side of the pouring-spout with an “AM-FLASK & CAP” marking of the noted 19th century American Gun-Flask-maker of Waterbury, Conn. In overall very good untouched condition with supple, smooth, brown, leather surfaces with fine stitches/seams: the base missing its leather & iron suspension-loop. In functional order with its original, adjustable, brass pouring-spout and its push-button lever with spring cut-off. A nice example of mid-19th century American Embossed Leather shot-flask, ca. 1850.

Price: $125.00


19th century Flask

A FINE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD EMBOSSED COPPER POWDER FLASK, ca. 1860: Of typical mid-19th century design with a two piece fluted and embossed copper body. Mounted with its original, four (4), copper pins and its iron suspension-rings: one ring missing. Nicely toned, graduated, brass priming-spout: the base with a clear “AM. CAP & FLASK Co.” marking for the noted manufacturer of Waterbury, Conn. Three-step pouring-spout with its functional, internal, powder-cut-off spring and lever. In fine untouched condition. The body with deeply embossed flutes and smooth, untouched, richly patinated, copper surfaces with some minor handling marks and fine seams. Overall length, 9 1/4".

Price: $200.00


19th century Flask

AN EMBOSSED ZINC MID-19th CENTURY POWDER FLASK, ca. 1860: Of typical, medium size, mid-19th century, design, with a two piece embossed zinc body with open seams and missing one of its iron suspension loops. Oxidized, zinc body with an embossed floral motif of both sides and the brass priming spout and base with an exposed spring-operated powder-cut-off-- the spring broken. In overall fair condition with open seams, surface oxidation/roughness and signs of use and wear. Overall length, 7 1/2".

Price: $150.00


19th century Flask

A FINE QUALITY MID 19TH CENURY ENGLISH COPPER POWDER FLASK, ca. 1850: Of typical Mid-19th century, English bag-form. Of fine quality (Sheffield?) manufacture with a heavy gauge, smooth, lacquered copper body. The top of the flask with its Gilded brass pouring-spout with three (3) steps and its original externally mounted spring-operated powder cut-off. Fire-blued spring; and in overall very fine untouched condition. The body with smooth, untouched, copper surfaces with both of suspension-loops, choice seams, and 85% lacquer finish. A very nice example of a classic mid-19th Century English (Sheffield made?) Powder Flask, ca. 1850. Overall measurements, 7 1/2" x 3".

Price: $300.00


19th century Flask

A FINE & UNTOUCHED AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD AMERICAN POWDER HORN w/ ETCHED & ENGRAVED BODY, ca. 1770: In overall fine untouched “attic” condition with sharp contours and richly toned horn and hardwood surfaces. Light yellow-to-brown colored, naturally curved, medium-sized cow horn body with a carved turned pouring-spout (minor damages to its end) and a convex, turned & carved hardwood (Cherry?) base-plug. Retains its square-shank, rosehead nail, securing tacks and made with an integral turned knob -- for the suspension cord. In overall fine untouched “attic” condition with the expected light sings of use and wear: some light scuffs, minor abrasions. The body with smooth horn surfaces and is adorned overall with a nicely engraved and inked/scrimshawed scene with a House, Trees and Vine Scrolls: the engravings of fine quality with a sharp attention to detail. In overall fine untouched condition. The Convex & bulbous base-plug with fine contours and some minor abrasions and expected signs of use. A very nice example of an American Revolutionary War Period Engraved Powder Horn, ca. 1770. Overall length, approx. 13 1/2". For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution".

Price: $1,575.00


19th century Flask

A FAIR/GOOD MID 19TH CENTURY LEATHER SHOT FLASK, ca. 1860: In overall (net) fair/good untouched condition. “Patent” type, brown, leather body made of two separate and sewn, hollow shells. Torn and separated stitches with smooth, flat-sided, plain, leather body, fitted with its original, iron, pouring-spout: missing its spring. In overall net fair/good condition. The body with smooth, leather surfaces with some minor scuffs and the noted damages to the stitching. Measures 9 1/2" x 4 1/4".

Price: $50.00


19th century Flask

A FINE MID 19TH CENTURY LEATHER SHOT FLASK, ca. 1860: In overall fine untouched condition. The tanned, brown-colored, supple, leather body made of two (2) separate and sewn, halves: fine seams with tight stitching. Original, screw-fastened, graduated, brass pouring-spout with a spring-operated cut-off. In overall fine untouched condition with supple, light brown-colored, leather surfaces. Some minor abrasions, crazing and very fine stitches/seams: the base with its iron suspension-loop. In functional order with its original brass pouring-spout and spring cut-off. A very nice example of mid to late 19th century American? Embossed Leather shot-flask, ca. 1860.

Price: $100.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD SHELL-EMBOSSED COPPER POWDER FLASK, ca. 1860: Of typical mid-19th century design with a two piece embossed copper body with a raised “Scallop Shell” motif (Riley # 384 & 390). Mounted with its four (4) suspension-rings and retains an old green-colored cotton cord. Three-step, graduated, brass priming-spout with a clear “AM. CAP & FLASK Co.” marking for the noted 19th Century manufacturer of Waterbury, Conn. In functional order with its original powder-cut-off spring and lever; and in overall very good dark & untouched condition. The body with a deeply patinated, smooth, copper surfaces with some minor handling marks, minor dents and fine seams. Overall length, 8".

Price: $125.00


19th century Flask

A GOOD EMBOSSED COPPER ENGLISH CIVIL WAR PERIOD POWDER FLASK, ca. 1860: Of mid-19th century lyre-shaped form with lightly oxidized, finely embossed, copper surfaces with a nicely detailed Basket-weave and Floral vine-scroll design, on both sides. In good condition with three (3) of its four (4) iron suspension-loops and pins. The copper body with richly detailed extensive embossed decorations and deeply toned copper surfaces. Good tight seams and with virtually no dents. Complete with its adjustable, brass pouring-spout: the base with replaced retaining-pins and missing its external spring for the powder cutoff. The side of the pouring-spout with a “J. W. HAWKSLEY” maker’s mark for the famed English maker. A very nice quality and nicely decorated English Powder Flask with a detailed embossed copper body of unusual lyre-form. In overall good condition with generally tight seams with some minor splits. Overall measurements, 8 1/4" x 4".

Price: $150.00


19th century Flask

A GOOD NORTH AFRICAN (MOROCCAN/TUNISIAN)IRON MOUNTED WOODEN POWDER FLASK FOR A KABYLE, ca. 1810-1850: Of traditional North African (Moroccan/Tunisian) form with a cylindrical, carved wooden body with untouched lightly oxidized brown-colored surfaces and some obvious signs of use and wear. Russet-colored iron spout & suspension-rings with heavy surface oxidation and sings of hard use. In overall good untouched condition with dry wooden surfaces, various age-cracks, to the body and signs of use and exposure. A nice decorative example of an Early 19th century North African (Moroccan/Tunisian) Powder Flask, of the type associated with Kabyle Rifles, ca. 1800s. Measures 9 1/2" x 3 1/2".

Price: $150.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD AMERICAN "PEACE FLASK", ca. 1850: Of Regulation "Peace Flask" design with an embossed, brass, bag-shaped body having a central US-marked shield vignette with a raised Stand of Arms, beneath a pair clasping hands. The body with a generally smooth, dark, untouched patina and tight seams. Fitted with its two (later), triangular, wire suspension loops. Screw-secured, brass, spout base with an external blued steel cut-off spring and a brass cut-off lever (defective). The exterior with some minor handling marks, smooth surfaces, light wear and the expected signs of military handling. The type of powder flask used with late Period US Martial Flintlock & Early Percussion Long-guns. In overall very good generally untouched condition with deeply patinated mustard-toned surfaces, an old solder repair on its bottom edge and the noted damage at the spout-base. A nice example of an American (Mexican War Period) Military Powder Flask, ca. 1850. Overall length 9 1/2".

Price: $475.00


19th century Flask

A GOOD MID-19th CENTURY EMBOSSED ZINC POWDER FLASK, ca. 1850: In overall good+/very good untouched condition with a lead-gray, zinc age-patina. Good seams and body with signs of light wear, expected dents and patches of discoloration. Of typical bag-shape design, with both sides deeply embossed with a finely detailed Scallop-shell & Floral Scroll motif. Generally smooth gray surfaces and complete with its original, gilt-brass pouring spout with an external spring-operated powder cutoff and lever. Also, retains its securing-rings and its original/period suspension-cord. In overall good+/very good untouched condition with smooth Zinc surfaces and a deeply toned age-patina. A medium sized, mid-19th century unmarked American Embossed Zinc Powder Flask, ca. 1850. The type of Flask often used with a Percussion Rifle, Fowler or Double Shotgun. Overall measurements, 7 5/8" x 3 1/4".

Price: $225.00


19th century Flask

A GOOD EMBOSSED COPPER SCALLOP-SHELL POWDER FLASK, ca. 1860:Of likely American manufacture and of typical, medium size, mid-19th century, design. Light-weight, two piece, embossed, copper-alloy body with very good seams. Mounted with its four (4), side-mounted, iron suspension loops. Graduated brass priming-spout (damaged/missing its end-spout) and base with an external spring-operated powder-cut-off: missing its base-screws, spring, cut-off-lever and the retaining-screw. In fair/good condition (as is). Both sides of the body with a large embossed Scallop Shell & Bush motif, on its base-- of classic mid-19th century American design: (“Riling: No. 366”). Retains untouched, nicely patinated, smooth surfaces with some scattered minor dents and patches of wear. Overall length: 7 3/4”.

Price: $75.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD MID 19TH CENTURY LEATHER SHOT FLASK, ca. 1860: In overall very good condition and of likely English or American manufacture. Tanned, light-brown-colored, supple, leather body made of two (2) separate and sewn, halves: very good seams without frays of the stitching. Screw-fastened, adjustable & graduated, brass pouring-spout with its spring-operated cut-off. Missing its collar, at the base of the spout. In overall very good condition with supple, leather surfaces, minor abrasions and light crazing. The base with its leather suspension-loop and iron ring. In functional order with its original brass pouring-spout and spring cut-off. A well-made mid to late 19th century likely English or American Leather shot-flask, ca. 1860. Overall length. 8 3/4".

Price: $100.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD+ AMERICAN EMBOSSED COPPER POWDER FLASK, ca. 1860: Of typical mid-19th century design with a two piece, cleaned & polished, embossed copper body with a classic raised “Shell & Bush” motif (Riley # 384 & 390). Mounted with its four (4), iron suspension-rings. Nicely toned, graduated, brass priming-spout with an “AM. CAP & FLASK Co.” marking for the noted manufacturer of Waterbury, Conn. Three-step pouring-spout with its functional, external, powder-cut-off spring and lever. In very good+ cleaned & polished condition. The body with smooth, "bright", copper surfaces with some minor handling marks, dents and fine seams. Overall length, 8".

Price: $135.00


17th century Flask

A VERY GOOD LATE 17th/EARLY 18th CENTURY ETCHED & ENGRAVED (GERMAN) COMPRESSED COW-HORN POWDER/PRIMING FLASK, ca. 1670-1700: Made of a single piece of pressed and flattened, carved and engraved cow horn with its original, simply carved, flat, wooden base-plug and its matched carved stopper: several age-craxcks and losses of the body, at the base. Carved, (walnut?) base-plug, attached by means of several iron pins/nails. In overall good+ untouched condition with nicely carved and patinated horn surfaces: a finely carved and turned spout-end with a faceted flat horn body of classic mid 17th century form. Etched and engraved with floral sprays, scrolls and with central depictions of mythological animals: the borders with double-thread engravings. Retains untouched, smooth horn & wood surfaces with scattered handling marks, abrasions and signs of use/wear: the noted damage of the horn, at the base. A classic example of a Late 17th/Early 18th Century German Wheelock-Type Powder Flask/Spanner, ca. 1670-1700. overall. Overall length: 11".

Price: $575.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD EMBOSSED COPPER AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD POWDER FLASK, ca. 1860: In overall very good untouched condition with some minor surface dents and patches of discoloration. Of typical mid-19th Century bag-shaped form, with an embossed, raised, fluted pattern and untouched dark copper surfaces. The patinated body with some old compressions and handling marks. Original brass spout with its stepped powder-graduation and an external spring-operated powder cutoff: in functional order with its original components. Unmarked, screw-fastened base's and made without suspension-loops. In overall very good untouched condition with some expected dents and surface compressions, good seams and a fine spout. Overall measurements, 7 1/2" x 3 3/4".

Price: $255.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD EMBOSSED COPPER AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD POWDER FLASK, ca. 1860: Of mid-19th century lyre-shaped form with smooth, lightly oxidized, finely embossed, copper surfaces with a nicely detailed Basket-weave and Floral vine-scroll design, on both sides. In fine condition with its four (4) iron suspension-loops and pins. The copper body with richly dewtailed extensive embossed decorations and lightly toned copper surfaces. Fine tight seams and with virtually no dents. Complete with its adjustable, brass pouring-spout with its functional external spring-operated powder cutoff. The side of the pouring-spout with a clear “J. W. HAWKSLEY” maker’s mark for the famed English maker. A very nice quality and nicely decorated English Powder Flask with a detailed embossed copper body of unusual lyre-form. In overall fine condition with tight seams and no visible splits. Overall measurements, 8 1/4" x 4".

Price: $185.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD 19th CENTURY AMERICAN FLAT COWHORN POWDER HORN, ca. 1820: In overall very good lightly cleaned condition with smooth exterior surfaces. The 5 ½”, light colored cow horn body with nicely sculpted contours and an integrally carved spout with a nicely flattened, brass-colored mouth. Retains its original iron suspension loops and very good light colored surfaces with some minor scuffs and light abrasions. Of classic early 19th century firm with a compressed/flattened body and its brass pin-flattened hardwood base-plug: replaced spout plug with vent/nipple-pick. Overall a nice example of an early 19th century American flat-type powder horn, ca. 1820.

Price: $475.00


18th century Flask

A RARE SPANISH/SPANISH-COLONIAL (MEXICAN?)FLINTLOCK MUSKETEER'S POWDER FLASK, ca. 1750: In overall fine condition with some old minor insect damage and expected handling marks. Tapered, cylindrical-form, lightly engraved cow-horn body with a spring operated powder cutoff and its original sheet-steel and brass mounts: retains its original steel belt-clip and its screw-fastened end-cap with matching gunmetal surfaces. The body of classic Spanish/Spanish-Colonial form with smooth, nicely toned and yellowed horn surfaces with extensive, somewhat crude (Spanish Colonial) floral and line engravings overall. The mounts with a generally smooth, untouched, gunmetal age patina and some light surfaces discoloration. Complete with its finely turned and sculpted, brass powder dispenser/spout with its original spring cutoff with nicely detailed arm. Overall a fine and example of these distinct Spanish Military Powder Flasks, carried by Infantrymen, of the mid 18th Century. Overall length, 11 1/2". A rare form of 18th century Powder Flask/Horn and the type often associated with use in Spanish Colonial America. For a similar example, please see Sydney B. Brinckerhoff's: "Spanish Military Weapons in Colonial America 1700-1821", pg. 66, pl. 111 & 112.

Price: $1,475.00



18th century Powder Horn

A VERY GOOD EARLY/MID 19th CENTURY AMERICAN RIFLE-TYPE POWDER HORN, ca. 1830-1850: In overall good+ untouched condition. The Light colored cow horn body with a fine natural curve, a simply carved integral end-spout and its original nail-fastened, flat, wood base-plug: the neck carved with an integral retaining-ring. In overall good+ untouched condition with general sings of use and wear; and some chips, crack and abrasions, at the base. The wooden plug with untouched lightly oxidized surfaces and scattered hairlines, minor roughness and age-stains. A nice example of an American Rifleman's Powder Horn, ca. 1830-1850. Overall length, 9". For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution".

Price: $200.00



19th Century Powder Flask

A FINE MID 19TH CENTURY EMBOSSED ENGLISH COPPER POWDER FLASK, ca. 1850s: In overall fine untouched condition with a heavy gauge copper body, excellent seams and little evidence of use/wear. Of mid-19th Century scent-bottle shaped form with a deeply embossed obverse and a smooth reverse side. The base with a nicely detailed vignette of Two (2) Hunter and Dogs (Riling No. 946) within a raised classical scroll-leaf border. The japanned/lacquered copper body with 75% of its lacquer finish with smooth, untouched, copper surfaces with its original four suspension loops. Original, graduated, brass pouring-spout with three-step graduation and an internal spring-operated powder cut-off: the spring broken. Marked on its base with a “J. W. Hawksley/Sheffield” maker’s signature for the noted firm of Sheffield, UK. In overall fine untouched condition with smooth surfaces, 75% brown japanned/lacquered finish, its (4) original suspension-loops (some oxidation) and a nicely toned age-patina. Sharp detail and tight seams without splits or repairs. A well made an attractive example of a mid-19th Century English Powder Flask, ca. 1850s. Overall measurements: 8 ¾” x 3 ½”.

Price: $450.00



19th century Powder Flask

AN AMERICAN MID 19TH CENTURY LEATHER SHOT BAG, ca. 1870: In overall very good untouched condition. Tanned leather body made of two separate and sewn, bands. The forward fitted with its original, brass pouring-spout: some minor abrasions at the neck. In overall very good untouched condition with supple, light brown, leather surfaces, some minor abrasions and fine stitches: light crazing and generally very sound. In functional order with its original brass pouring-spout and small old lead shot. A nice example of mid to late 19th century American shot-bag, ca. 1870.

Price: $100.00



18th century Spanish Powder Flask

A FINE SPANISH/SPANISH-COLONIAL FLINTLOCK-TYPE (ESCOPETA) MUSKETEER'S POWDER FLASK, ca. 1770: In overall fine untouched condition with a nicely tapered, cylindrical-form, cow-horn body with its original and functional spring operated powder cutoff and its sculpted and turned steel & brass mounts and screws. The side with its original steel belt-clip and its screw-fastened terminal with matching gunmetal surfaces. The lightly toned, yellow-brown, colored body of classic Spanish/Spanish-Colonial form with smooth, lightly toned and age-patinated horn surfaces with only some minor handling marks and tight hairlines. The mounts with a generally smooth, untouched, gunmetal/russet-toned age-patina and some light surfaces discoloration/oxidization. Complete with its finely turned and sculpted, brass powder spout with its original spring cutoff with a chiseled and faceted arm. Overall, a fine and classic example of an 18th Century Spanish Military-form Powder Flask. The style of Flask carried by Infantrymen and Colonial Settlers, during the mid to late 18th Century. Overall length, 11 1/4". A scarce and distinctive type Powder Flask/Horn; and the type often associated with use in Spanish Colonial America. For a similar example, please see Sydney B. Brinckerhoff's: "Spanish Military Weapons in Colonial America 1700-1821", pg. 66, pl. 111 & 112.

Price: $1,275.00



19th century Powder Flask

A VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED SPANISH AMERICAN WAR PERIOD "US" MARKED KRAG-TYPE CARTRIDGE BOX, dtd. 1909: In overall (net) good untouched condition. Of typical late 19th century American design; and of leather, canvass and brass construction. The interior with its nicely stitched canvass cartridge loops for accepting twenty (20) .30/40 caliber, cartridges. Untouched & oxidized, light brown "patent" type leather-covered body with its original, sewn and brass hinged, "US" embossed rain cover/lid. The side with a clearly marked "ROCK ISLAND/ARSENAL/1909/T00/"R.D.S" arsenal marking and date of manufacture/acceptance. Tinged rain-cover with its leather securing-loop (the terminal detached) and the base with its brass stud for the catch. In overall net good untouched condition: the leather with untouched, generally supple surfaces, some oxidation, age-stains/crazing and scattered abrasions/scuffs: good seams (minor loss of stitching). The brass mounts with lightly oxidized surfaces, en suite with the body. Very good interior with fine "loops" and seams. A nice example of a Regulation Pattern "US" marked Spanish American War Period cartridge box for a .30/40 Krag, ca. 1890s. Measures 5 3/4" x 5" x 1 1/2".

Price: $100.00



18th century Powder Horn

A GOOD AMERICAN RIFLE/PISTOL-TYPE POWDER HORN, ca. 1770-1800: In overall good+ untouched condition. The Light colored cow horn body with a fine natural curve, a simply carved integral end-spout with ringneck-collar and its original pin-fastened, flat, wood base-plug with a central screw—for a suspension cord. In overall good+ untouched condition with light sings of use and wear. The wooden base-plug with generally smooth dark surfaces and age-stains. A nice example of an American Rifle/Pistol type Powder Horn, ca. 1770-1800. Overall length, 8". For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution".

Price: $225.00



19th century Powder Flask

A VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED 17th CENTURY GERMAN COMBINATION WHEELOCK SPANNER/PRIMING FLASK, ca. 1650: Made of a single piece of pressed and flattened carved cow horn with its original simply carved wooden base-plug: some old worn chips and abrasions. The body with three, integrally forged, screw-fastened spanner heads with a finely sculpted base with a decorative, wrought iron mounting plate-finial. Simply carved, (walnut?) base-plug, attached by means of its two iron pins/pegs. In overall very good+ untouched condition with nicely carved and patinated horn surfaces: a finely carved and turned spout-end with a faceted flat horn body of classic mid 17th century form. Retains untouched, smooth surfaces and some scattered minor handling marks, abrasions and signs of use/wear. The iron spanners with dark smooth surfaces and some light oxidation. A classic 17th Century German Wheelock Combination Powder Flask/Spanner, ca. 1650. overall. Overall length: 10 1/2".

Price: $1,000.00



18th century Powder Flask

A FINE 18th CENTURY SCOTTISH FLAT/COMPRESSED ENGRAVED COW-HORN POWDER HORN, ca. 1750: In overall fine untouched condition with smooth and nicely engraved exterior surfaces. The 11”, light colored, compressed, cow-horn body with nicely sculpted contours and an integrally carved & turned pouring-spout with a nicely sculpted collar and mouth. Etched & engraved overall with a nicely detailed Coat of Arms with a Crown above a central "L" and the other side with a classic Stand of Arms with Flags, Pole-Arms and a Musket. Also, adorned with engraved floral designs, at the base of the neck. In overall fine condition with lightly colored surfaces with only some minor scuffs and light abrasions. Of classic mid-18th century Scottish design with a finely compressed/flattened body and its original square-nail-flattened hardwood base-plug: replaced spout-plug. A very nice example of an American Revolutionary War Period Scottish Powder Horn/Flask, ca. 1750.

Price: $875.00



18th century shot Flask

A VERY GOOD+ & SCARCE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD TURNED COW-HORN SALT-FLASK/SALT-HORN, ca. 1770: In overall very good+ untouched condition with a dark and untouched amber-colored, finely turned, cow horn body with numerous decorative turnings., Complete with its carved and turned end--cap and its spout-plug with ball-type finial. In overall very good+, dark and untouched condition with the expected sings of use and wear. Richly toned and deeply oxidized surfaces with scattered age-stains and a deep age-patina. A very nice example of a scarce and original American Revolutionary War Period Salt-Flask/Salt-Horn, ca. 1770. Overall length, 7 1/2". For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution".

Price: $775.00



19th century shot Flask

A LARGE & RARE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD AMERICAN SOLDIER'S “WAGON TYPE” CANTEEN, ca. 1770: In overall fine+ untouched condition with nicely oxidized smooth wooden surfaces and traces oif its green milk paint. Of classic cooper-made "Cheesebox" design with two, carved, central, wooden panels and the sides with several carved staves of barrel form. Retains smooth hardwood (Maple?) surfaces with a tight fit of its staves and nicely braided bentwood lashings of traditional Colonial American design. In fine “attic” untouched condition and of large “Wagon” type size with an approiximate 1 gallon capacity. Fine sidewalls and staves with a tight fit and untouched and nicely oxidized wooden surfaces with traces of green milk paint, en suite with the body. Complete with its original pewter pouring-spout, its cork stopper and its carved hardwood vent-plug. In overall fine+ untouched condition with choice brown/green-colored wooden surfaces with some expected oxidation, light handling marks, scuffs, water-stains and signs of use/wear. A fine example of a large size /"Wagon-type" American Revolutionary War Period Canteen, ca. 1770. ***The type of Canteen often used by American Soldiers, both in the Field & at Encampments, during the American Revolution. Diameter, 9”, Width: 5 1/2". For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic’s: “Collector’s Illustrated Encyclopedia…”, pg. 61-64.

Price: $2,775.00



18th century Pistol horn

A FINE & UNTOUCHED UNION MADE CIVIL WAR PISTOL-TYPE CAP BOX, ca. 1863: In overall very fine untouched condition. Of early American Civil War Period design. Of sewn & riveted, Black Leather construction with its original outer rain flap with a pierced-type latch, on its bottom finial. The inner capbox-cover/flap, en suite with black leather surfaces with minor crazing. Retains choice, smooth and supple, black leather surfaces with 90% finish and some light handling marks/scuffs. In overall very fine+ untouched condition. and complete with its inner linen cover and an original Eley Cap-Tin & Percussion Caps. The leather with very supple and smooth surfaces with a fine age-patina. Very fine stitching with tight seams. The reverse side with both its original riveted belt-straps and the base of the body with its original brass flap-stud . A classic example of an American Civil War Cavalry Pistol Cap-Box, ca. 1863. 4" x 3 1/2.

Price: $475.00



brass mold

A GOOD MID-19th CENTURY SMALL-SIZED EMBOSSED ZINC POWDER FLASK, ca. 1850: In overall good+ condition with a nicely toned, untouched, lead-gray, zinc age-patina. Good seams with an old repair to the base; and the expected signs of light wear, minor dents and patches of discoloration. Of typical bag-shape design, with both sides deeply embossed with a finely detailed Scallop-shell motif: (similar to Riling No. 314). Generally smooth gray surfaces and complete with its original, gilt-brass pouring spout with an external spring-operated powder cutoff and lever: the spring broken. In overall good+ generally untouched condition with smooth surfaces and a richly toned age-patina. A small sized, mid-19th century unmarked American/English Embossed Zinc Powder Flask, ca. 1850. The type of Flask used with a small Cased Pocket Pistol. Overall measurements, 3 7/8" x 2".

Price: $275.00



brass mold

A VERY GOOD+ & SCARCE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD TURNED COW HORN POWDER-MEASURE, ca. 1770: In overall very good+ untouched condition. The dark yellow-brown colored, finely turned, cup-form, cow horn body with a turned and drilled end-- for a powder-pan charger. In overall very good+ untouched condition with the expected sings of use and wear. Finely oxidized surfaces with some minor age/gunpowder-stains and a deep patina. A very nice example of a scarce and original American Revolutionary War Period Powder-Measure, ca. 1770. Overall length, 2 1/2". For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution".

Price: $375.00



19th century Powder Flask

A VERY GOOD+ AMERICAN RIFLE/PISTOL-TYPE POWDER HORN, ca. 1770-1800: In overall good+ untouched condition. The Light colored cow horn body with a fine natural curve, a simply carved integral end-spout and its original pin-fastened, flat, wood base-plug and its simply carved spout-plug, en suite. In overall good+ untouched condition with light sings of use and wear. The original wooden base-plug with untouched lightly oxidized surfaces and age-stains. A nice example of an American Rifle/Pistol type Powder Horn, ca. 1800. Overall length, 7". For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution"..

Price: $250.00


18th century American Powder Horn

A VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED UNION MADE CIVIL WAR MUSKET-TYPE CAP BOX, ca. 1863: In overall very good untouched condition. Of mid American Civil War Period design, made with rivets, on its straps. Of machine sewn Black Leather construction with its original outer rain flap with a pierced-type latch, on its bottom finial. The inner capbox-cover/flap, en suite with black leather surfaces with expected crazing. Retains choice, smooth and supple, black leather surfaces with 80% finish and handling marks/scuffs. In overall very good untouched condition. and complete with its inner linen cover and its original iron-wire vent-pick and CaTin of Musket Caps. The Tin, en suite with untouched tinned steel surfaces with light scattererd rust stains and the label tattered with signs of use and age. Very good leather surfaces with an untouched age-patina. Fine stitching with tight seams. The reverse side with both its original, riveted, leather belt-straps and the base of the body with its original brass flap-stud . A classic example of an American Civil War Period Union Soldier's Musket Cap- Box, ca. 1863. 4" x 3 1/2.

Price: $475.00


19th century American Powder Flask

20th CENTURY REPRODUCTION OF AN AMERICAN "PEACE FLASK": Plain, bag-shaped, brass body with an embossed Heraldic Eagle, pair of clasped hands and "US" Stand of Arms. Fitted with two, triangular, wire suspension loops. Screw-secured, brass, spout base with a "Made in Italy" marked spout. Blued steel cut-off spring and a brass cutt-off lever. In overall near fine condition with lightly patinated surfaces and some verdigris at the spout and base. An nice 20th century reproduction of an American (Mexican War Period) Military Powder Flask. Overall length 9 1/2".

Price: $75.00


Bullet Mold

A VERY FINE UNTOUCHED EARLY UNION OR CONFEDERATE MADE CIVIL WAR MUSKET-TYPE CAP BOX, ca. 1861: In overall very fine untouched condition. Of early American Civil War Period design, as is unmarked and made without rivets. Of sewn Black Leather construction with its original outer rain flap with a pierced-type latch, on its bottom finial. The inner capbox-cover/flap, en suite with black leather surfaces with minor crazing. Retains choice, smooth and supple, black leather surfaces with 90% finish and some light handling marks/scuffs. In overall very fine+ untouched condition. and complete with its inner linen cover and its original iron-wire vent-pick. The leather with very supple and smooth ssurfaces with a fine age-patina. Very fine stitching with tight seams. The reverse side with both its original belt-straps and the base of the body with its original brass flap-stud . A classic example of an Early Union Made or a Confederate American Civil War Period Cap- Box, ca. 1861. 4" x 3 1/2.

Price: $675.00


19th century Flask

A VERY GOOD AMERICAN ANTE-BELLUM PERIOD PISTOL-TYPE POWDER/PRIMING HORN, ca. 1850: In overall very good untouched condition. Light colored cow horn body with a fine natural curve, a simply carved integral end-spout and its original iron tack-fastened, flat, wood base-plug (missing the spout-plug). In overall very good untouched condition with the expected sings of use, minor age-stains and light wear. The original wooden base-plug with untouched lightly oxidized surfaces and age-stains. A nice example of an Ante-bellum Period American Pistol type Powder/Priming Horn, ca. 1850. Overall length, approx. 7".

Price: $125.00


17th century Bone Flask

A Mid-19th CENTURY AMERICAN EMBOSSED COPPER POWDER FLASK, ca. 1850: In overall (net) good+ condition (as is). Missing its pouring spout. Of Mid-19th Century bag-shaped form with both sides embossed with a Dog & Pheasant motif, within a decorative embossed border. The copper body with 75%+ of its lacquer finish and scattered dents/damages to one of its embossed panels. Retains smooth, lightly toned, copper surfaces with fine seams. Retains its internal spring-operated powder cutoff: the base with an "AM FLASK & CAP, Co." Marking for the noted American Powder Flask manufacturer of Waterbury, Conn. In overall good+ condition (as is) with generally smooth surfaces, sharp detail to one side with several dents: tight seams without splits. Overall measurements, 7" x 3 1/2".

Price: $75.00


POWDER HORN

A VERY GOOD+ MID 19th CENTURY COMPRESSED/FLAT COWHORN POWDER HORN, ca. 1840: : In overall very good+ condition with smooth, light colored, yellow-tan, pressed cow horn surfaces and a graduated “Patent” type, brass, pouring-spout with its spring-operated, Powder cut-off. The naturally curved, light colored, pressed/flattened, cow horn body with nicely sculpted contours and a flared/wide base with its pin-fasten brass end-cap. The tapered spout-end with its adjustable/graduated, brass pouring spout and an external spring cut-off: in functional order. Retains both of its original iron suspension loops and is in very good+ condition with some minor scuffs, small pock marks, an old fill and the expected signs of use and handling. Of classic early/mid-19th century form with a compressed/flattened body and its original brass mounts. Overall a nice example of an early-mid 19th century Flat-type powder horn, ca. 1840. Of scarce form. Overall length, 9 ½”.

Price: $375.00


Afghan Powder Horn

A VERY GOOD QUALITY MID-19th CENTURY AMERICAN EMBOSSED COPPER POWDER FLASK, ca. 1850: Of typical bag-shaped form, with a deeply embossed and finely detailed, central, raised, standing, Stag design with a central embossed "trophy" of a Stag’s-head mask (similar to Riling No. 988/990), on one side. Retains two (2) of its four (4) suspension-loops. Finely embossed copper body with smooth untouched/patinated copper with tight seams without splits. Original adjustable, pouring-spout with its functional, external, spring-operated, powder cutoff. The base with a "AM. FLASK & CAP Co." marking for the famed American Cap & Flask Company of Waterbury, Conn. In overall good+ condition (as is) with the noted loss of two suspension-pins & rings. Retains smooth untouched surfaces and its original components. A very nice American Cap & Flask, Co. powder flask, ca. 1850. Overall measurements, 8" x 3 1/2".

Price: $175.00


horse powder flask

A Mid 19th Century Embossed Copper Powder Flask, by J. W. Hawksley, for Barton, Alexander & Waller of New York City, ca. 1860s:In overall fair to good, untouched condition with some surface discoloration/verdigris. Of typical mid 19th century bag-shaped form, with an embossed, raised, "Pine cone" pattern (Riling No. 414) and untouched dark surfaces. The copper body with a dark patina, some compressions and re-soldered seams. Original brass spout with its four-step graduation and an external spring-operated powder cutoff: spring missing and spout frozen. The base's side with a "B. A. & W./NY" marking for Barton, Alexander & Waller: a noted retailer of Sporting Goods, Guns, etc. which was doing business at 68 Beekman Street, NYC, from 1866-1870. Retains three (3) of its four original suspension-pins: loops missing. In overall net fair to good condition with some dents and surface compressions, re-soldered repairs to seams, a broken spout and some scattered dents. # 81 collection tag. Overall measurements, 8" x 3 3/4".

Price: $100.00


shell powder flask

A VERY GOOD MID -19th CENTURY ENGLISH SMALL-SIZED (PISTOL-TYPE) COPPER POWDER FLASK, by "J. DIXON" ca. 1850: In overall very good untouched condition with nicely toned, copper surfaces with a smooth age-patina, fine seams and expected signs of light wear and use. Of Plain Bag-shape design with a fine, untouched, copper body with smooth surfaces and its original, brass pouring spout with an external spring-operated powder cutoff and its original, bottom-mounted, iron suspension-ring. A very good spring and lever. Marked, on its spout-base with a " J. DIXON & SONS/SHEFFIELD" manufacture's marking for the noted (Sheffield, UK) flask maker, who worked 1806-1976. In overall very good untouched condition with generally smooth surfaces and a lightly toned patina: several small dents on both sides. A fine quality, English made, Small/Pistol-sized, mid 19th century Copper Powder Flask, ca. 1850. The type of flask associated with Cased Percussion Pistols. Overall measurements, approx. 6" x 1 1/2"..

Price: HOLD


Rev War Horn

A GOOD+ AMERICAN EMBOSSED BRASS POWDER FLASK, ca. 1850s: Of typical, medium size, mid-19th century, American design, with a two piece embossed brass/copper-alloy body, mounted with its two (2), side-mounted, iron suspension-studs: the loops missing. The graduated brass priming-spout and base with its three (3) stepped spout and its external spring-operated powder-cut-off: original spring and retaining-screw. In overall good+ condition with its original components: the powder cut-off detached. Both sides of the body with a finely detailed vignette of Riparian scene with Pheasants within an embossed leaf boder-- of classic mid-19th century American design. Retains its original smooth brass-colored surfaces with some scattered minor abrasions, dents, good seams and some patches of light surface-oxidation. A very nice American made Embossed Brass powder flask, ca. 1850s. Overall length: 7”.

Price: $155.00


powder horn

An Unsigned Mid 19th Century American Embossed Copper Powder Flask, ca. 1850s: Of typical mid 19th century bag-shaped form, with an embossed central leaf vignette with a raised scroll border. The lacquered copper body with traces of finish and smooth lightly toned copper surfaces: fine seams. Original, graduated, brass pouring spout with a three-step graduation and an external spring-operated powder cutoff: the spring modern replaced. In overall net very good untouched condition with smooth surfaces, 5% lacquer and a nicely toned age patina. Sharp detail with the replaced spring and screw: minor dents and fine tight seams without splits. Overall measurements, 8" x 4".

Price: $150.00


powder horn

A VERY GOOD AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD EMBOSSED COPPER-ALLOY/BRASS POWDER FLASK, ca. 1860: Of typical mid-19th century design with a two piece deeply fluted and embossed copper-alloy (brass) body. Complete with its original, two (2), copper pins and both of its iron suspension-rings: retains its original braided green hemp? suspension cord (partially detached). Unmarked, graduated, brass priming/pouring-spout base with its four-step pouring-spout with its functional, external, powder-cut-off spring and lever. In very good untouched condition. Both sides of the body with deeply embossed flutes and generally smooth, untouched, brass surfaces with some minor handling marks and fine seams. Overall length, 9 1/4".

Price: $225.00


powder horn

A VERY FINE 20th CENTURY/REPRODUCTION SMALL-SIZED (COLT-TYPE) EMBOSSED EAGLE COPPER POWDER FLASK:In overall very fine condition with a nicely toned copper patina, fine seams, 95%+ lacquered finish and expected signs of light wear. Of typical bag-shape design, with both sides deeply embossed with a nicely detailed Heraldic Eagle on a Hummock (with a pistol in its talons). Of classic "Colt Pocket Model" design. Very Fine copper body with smooth surfaces. The brass pouring spout with an external spring-operated powder cutoff: fine spring and lever. In overall very fine condition. A better quality 20th Century Colt Type Powder Flask with Sharp detail to the embossed Eagle Motif. The type of flask associated with Cased Colt Pocket Mdl. Pistols. Overall measurements, 4 1/4" x 1 1/2".

Price: $100.00


powder horn

A FINE+ Mid-19th CENTURY ENGLISH EMBOSSED COPPER POWDER FLASK, by "JAMES DIXON & SONS", ca. 1850: Of mid-19th century, heavy & well made, English, bag-shaped form with smooth, finely embossed, copper surfaces with a nicely detailed Basket-weave and Acanthus Leaf design, on both sides. In overall fine+ condition with its four (4) iron suspension-loops and pins. Also, retains its green braided hemp? suspension-cord with pomp-pomp finial. Fine+ copper body with richly detailed extensive embossed decorations and lightly toned copper surfaces with 85% japanned/lacquered finish. Fine tight seams and with virtually no dents. Complete with its adjustable, brass pouring-spout with its functional external spring-operated powder cutoff. The base with a clear “JAMES DIXON & SONS/SHEFFIELD” maker’s mark for the famed English maker. A very fine quality and nicely decorated Embossed Copper English Powder Flask, ca. 1850. In overall fine condition with tight seams and no visible splits. Overall measurements, 9" x 4".

Price: $375.00


powder flask

A FINE MID-19th CENTURY EMBOSSED COPPER POWDER FLASK, ca. 1850: In overall fine untouched condition with nicely embossed and japanned copper surfaces. Of typical mid 19th century bag-shaped form, with an embossed, raised, "Pine cone" pattern (Riling No. 414) and untouched smooth japanned (75%) surfaces. Fine copper body with an untouched patina, smooth surfaces and fine seams. Original lacquered brass spout with its five-step graduation and an external spring-operated powder cutoff: fine spring with 85%+ nitre blue finish. Retains its four (4) original suspension-pins and loops; and complete with its original braided green hemp? suspension-cord, en suite. In overall fine untouched condition with smooth surfaces, minor age-stains/verdigris and fine seams. Overall measurements, 8 1/2" x 3 1/4"..

Price: $350.00


powder horn

A VERY GOOD MID-19th CENTURY AMERICAN EMBOSSED COPPER POWDER FLASK, ca. 1860: Of typical bag-shaped form, with one side having a deeply embossed and finely detailed, central, raised, standing, Pair of Hunting Dogs & Stag's Head design. (similar to Riling No. 988/990). Retains its four (4) suspension-loops; and the copper body with traces of its black-japanned finish. A later, braided, white, cotton suspension-cord. Lightly toned/cleaned surfaces with several solder-repairs to its seams. Original adjustable pouring-spout with its functional, external, spring-operated, powder cutoff. In overall good+/very good condition with generally smooth surfaces and its original components. Retains sharp and deeply embossed decoration with the noted repair of the seams. A very nice Mid-19th Century American Embossed Copper Powder Flask, ca. 1860. Overall measurements, 9" x 4".

Price: $175.00


navy flask

A VERY GOOD Mid-19th CENTURY EMBOSSED COPPER-ALLOY/BRASS POWDER FLASK, ca. 1850: Of mid 19th century Bag-shape, with both sides adorned with an embossed "beaded" design with a decorative "piecrust" border. Retains, untouched, generally smooth, dark, brown mustard-colored surfaces with some minor dents and very good tight seams. Original, graduated, brass pouring-spout with an unmarked base, a three-step powder-graduation and its external spring-operated powder cutoff with a strong spring. In overall very good untouched condition with generally smooth surfaces, some minor handling marks and a nicely toned age-patina. Sharp detail to the embossed decoration with tight seams. Overall measurements, 8" x 3 1/2".

Price: $175.00


zinc flask

A VERY GOOD MID-19th CENTURY POWDER HORN, ca. 1840: In overall very good untouched condition with a smooth, light colored, yellow-tan, cow horn body and fitted with its graduated “Patent” type, brass, pouring-spout with its spring-operated, Powder cut-off. The naturally curved, light colored, cow horn body with a flared/wide base with its pin-fasten brass, engine-turned end-cap. The tapered spout-end with its adjustable/graduated, brass pouring spout and an external spring cut-off: in functional order. Retains both of its original iron suspension loops and its original braided green-colored, hemp? suspension-cord. In very good untouched condition with some minor scuffs, handling marks and the expected signs of use. Complete with its original brass mounts. A very nice example of a mid 19th century American powder horn, ca. 1840. Overall length, 8”.

Price: $275.00


zinc flask

A VERY GOOD ANTE-BELLUM PERIOD AMERICAN "KENTUCKY RIFLE" POWDER HORN w/ CARVED SPOUT & BASE, ca. 1830: In overall very good/fine untouched condition. Light-colored, tan/black colored cow horn body with a fine natural curve. A nicely carved integral pouring-spout with brass collared base and its original nail-fastened, flat, hardwood (Maple?) base-plug. Retains its nicely carved spout-plug, en suite. In overall very good/fine untouched condition with light sings of use and wear and some expected scuffs and abrasions. The base with untouched, smooth wooden surfaces with some light scattered abrasions. A nice example of an American Rifleman's Powder Horn, ca. 1830. Overall length, 11 1/2". For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution".

Price: $350.00


zinc flask

A VERY GOOD AMERICAN PISTOL-SIZE/PRIMING HORN w/ HAND-CARVED POURING-SPOUT, ca. 1800: In overall good+/very good untouched condition with oxidized and somewhat rough exterior surfaces-- from environmental (water) exposure. Brown/green/tan colored, natural cow horn body with a natural curve, a hand-carved pouring-spout with its original carved wooden spout-plug. Pin/Nail-fastened, convex, hardwood (Maple?) base-plug with heavily oxidized and stained wooden surfaces: a later suspension screw. In overall good/very good untouched condition with sings of heavy use, wear and exposure: scattered scuffs & abrasions: the base with untouched rough wooden surfaces. A nice example of an American Pistol-size Priming/Powder Horn, ca. 1800. Overall length, 8". For similar examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution".

Price: $150.00


navy powder flask

A 20th CENTURY REPRODUCTION OF A COLT "NAVY" POWDER FLASK: Unmarked, embossed, black-japanned, copper body with the standard Colt “Navy”-type motif: a raised Stand of Arms with Cannons, Flags, etc.: plain backside. Screw-secured, brass pouring-spout base with a blued steel cut-off spring and a brass cut-off lever: shorter fixed type spout. In overall near fine condition with dark, lacquered, copper surfaces and nicely embossed details. A well made late 20th century reproduction of a “Colt Navy” Powder Flask, 1970. Overall length 7".

Price: $100.00

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