Indo-persian

Early 19 C. Persian Whole Steel Powder Flask

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495$ Exl. VAT

Origin: Persia

Date: Early 19 C.

Powder flasks were always important part in the accessories set of firearms.  Typical shape for flasks from the Middle east and Persia is that of a styled horn made of wood horn steel and/or ivory.  Pierced steel decoration is common on these flasks as well as on other decorative art articles.

The primer flask offered here is made entirely of steel, pierced and riveted, with a spring operated valve.  Traces of gold koftgary work on the lever. Classical very good quality work.

Length 5 1/2 inches. Very good and operating condition.  The screw to open the lid is stuck.

For a very similar priming flask see: James Allan & Brian Gilmor ” PERSIAN STEEL  the Tanavoli Collection” page 177 Fig. A-25.

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