A scarce Scottish engraved flattened cow horn powder flask
Powderflasks and Accessories, Scottish Weapons
A scarce Scottish engraved flattened cow horn powder flask dated 1691. The body is engraved with dividers in geometric rosettes and borders together with 2 large thistles. The wooden base plug is engraved F:S:1691. The top edge is carved with a raised and pierced suspension mount whilst the rear corner is also pierced for suspension. Good age patina overall.
Overall length 8" (20cms)
These flasks have evolved from larger and more elaborately carved earlier 17th century flasks. They are closely associated with N.E. Scotland, particularly Aberdeenshire, Angus and the Mearns.