Powder flask

Object Number: 
1950.70
Date: 
1840-1865
Medium: 
Brass, leather, iron, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 7/8 x 3 x 1 1/2 in. ( 20 x 7.6 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Brass, leather, iron, and cotton powder flask; pear-shaped brass body with cylindrical mouthpiece at top of circular collar and hinged lever on side; stitched brown leather cover with ring suspended from loop at bottom; flasked stamped with birds in center, flanked by wreath at bottom and side.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Harry L. Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group