RARE LEATHER-COVERED WOOD SHOT FLASK, CIRCA 1790.Est. $1,200-$1,800
Sold: $960 ($800)
The sides stitched with loop handles, painted on one side with a displayed eagle bearing a shield and carrying branches and arrows, the neck with a tree, turkey and curling vine with ten four-pointed stars, and on the other side with a bare tree, all in brown on the mustard-yellow jack leather ground, fitted with the original wood stopper and containing shot pellets. Length 7 ½ inches.
Provenance: “The William H. Guthman Collection, Part II: Militaria and Americana,” Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, October 12, 2006, lot 692.