Black powder flask ”Persian”
Persian, 19th century, private collection from Finland.
This rare and unusual black powder flask are from Middle East, around year 1850’s. This flask are covered with camel’s scrotum and penis sheath. Decorated with various textures, embossed patterns and carvings inluding horses, equestrians, flowers etc.
This flask is in very good condition. Leather and all metal parts are intact, as well delicate seams and stitches. Hinged lid/cap working well. Age-related wear and minor defects. Beautiful light brown patina. Size approx. 30cm x 14cm and leather belt 33cm x 3cm.