Five Powder-Flasks For Pistols, And Two Powder-Flasks For Guns
Two By James Dixon & Sons, One By Sykes, Mostly 19th Century
The pistol flasks comprising a small flask with bag-shaped copper body, brass top (cut-off spring incomplete) with threaded nozzle, and retaining some of its lacquered finish, another, with bag-shaped body (dented on one side), white-metal top with unusual nozzle, and split-ring for suspension, another, with wedge-shaped body with faceted sides (dented, cut-off spring missing), another with bag-shaped body, the brass top engraved at a later date 'Pimlico' and 'WD' (for War Department), and a brass-mounted three-way flask; the first gun flask with bag-shaped body covered in black leather with vacant shield-shaped escutcheon on one side, brass top with enclosed cut-off spring and adjustable nozzle, and four split-rings for suspension, the second a reproduction flask, the body embossed with a gundog and two gamebirds within cartouches on each side (7)
8.7 cm. to 23.5 cm.