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Old 16th May 2017, 06:11 PM   #91
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Nobody for a comment on the bone flask?
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Old 16th May 2017, 07:00 PM   #92
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Other than it is a most interesting and atypical piece ? .
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Old 16th May 2017, 07:31 PM   #93
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I cant say anything about the age of the flask. But one of the pictures looks like a picture of Saint George and the dragon, George holding a swedish or finnish flag. Very intresting objekt once you take the time to really look at it. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 23rd May 2017, 02:17 PM   #94
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Bronze powder flask from Balkan area 19th century .
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Old 28th May 2017, 03:38 PM   #95
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Nobody for a comment on the bone flask?
Hi Corrado.

That bone flask looks like it was made for hunting. Maybe Bavarian or Dutch?
It certainly is nice looking. This would be a good one for Matchlock to comment on if he were still with us. My guess is 18th Century - or earlier. It's in great condition. Wish I could offer more help.

By the way, that is a magnificent looking Wheellock Dag and Flsk !!!!

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Old 28th May 2017, 03:50 PM   #96
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This Thread has produced a large quantity of wonderful looking Ethno flasks. Thanks to all that participated.
Here are two Indian flasks that I posted seperately a couple months ago. I'll re-post here just for this Thread......

A very nice Barudan wrapped in tooled leather in wonderful condition. And a smaller, painted wooden flask in the shape of a fish, probably from South India.

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Old 20th July 2017, 01:04 AM   #97
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Here is a powder flask, described as Moroccan in Stone. Unfortunately, it is not pictured among the flasks in Buttin's plate about Morocco and North Africa. I do not have reasons to doubt Stone's attribution, but then again, I have also never seen a picture or a drawing confirming it.
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Old 20th July 2017, 07:20 AM   #98
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Hi Teodor,
Here is a very similar one which I bought recently as Moroccan. Interesting tool came attached to this one.....
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Old 20th July 2017, 07:34 AM   #99
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Hi Both
Yes Moroccan
Here two of them and one very similar to yours
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Old 20th July 2017, 04:31 PM   #100
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Powder flask (Northwest India, 18th century, wood, paint, gilt) on display in Museum of Islamic Art. Doha, Qatar, February 27, 2010
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Old 20th July 2017, 05:06 PM   #101
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Here are two powder flask of my collection. The iron one was used for the priming powder, the bone one is rather hard for me to date and I 'd appriciate comments.
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Salaams corrado26 These appear to be German or Italian possibly Ox Bone and I think antler tips on top. Late 16th C.

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Old 21st July 2017, 09:40 PM   #102
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Default Indo-Persian Iranian? Primer flask

A small primer flask from my collection in the shape of a Dove.

With inlay to both sides.
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Old 21st July 2017, 10:18 PM   #103
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Interesting little example . Could you post a larger picture ?
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Old 22nd July 2017, 11:05 AM   #104
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Default Afghan / Northern India ?

Heres another priming flask in my collection that came as part of a complete belt rig.

Horn with some nice carving in the shape of a snakes head (Cobra?).

When you press the brass disc on the underside of the flask, it pushes the two ribs of horn and opens the mouth of the snake so you can pour powder.
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Old 22nd July 2017, 03:17 PM   #105
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Hi Stenoyab.

Those are two very interesting flasks/horn. The tiny priming flask looks Persian.And looks very well made.
The horn has a very interesting opening/closing mechanism. Never seen this before.
Both very cool. Thanks for posting.

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Old 22nd July 2017, 03:45 PM   #106
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Here are two recent aquisitions. The seller advertised them both as Moroccan.
But I believe the one with the straps and bullet pouches may be Algerian. Difficult to find these with their original leather strappings intact.

Notice how similar the Moroccan flask looks to others posted above. Seems that 3-4 styles were dominant in the Region.

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Old 22nd July 2017, 04:12 PM   #107
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Very nice Rick, not seen one with the leather straps still.

Heres the belt rig that came with the horn primer flask.
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Old 22nd July 2017, 04:23 PM   #108
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OH YES !!! Very nice rig Stenoyab!! What is the little box with the chain attached ?

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Old 22nd July 2017, 04:23 PM   #109
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Possibly a fire stricker ?
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Old 22nd July 2017, 04:29 PM   #110
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Hi Rick,
Yes a fire striker/pouch, it opens up to show a small pocket for tinder or even maybe match cord?.

I assume this rig is for a matchlock rather than a later flint firearm.
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Old 22nd July 2017, 05:06 PM   #111
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Very neat. Yes, could have been used to light matchcord or just a camp fire. Probably both. The long chain would allow it's use without having to remove it from the belt. The whole rig looks Afghan to me. Very neat. Especially the mechanism to open the horn.

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Old 22nd July 2017, 05:19 PM   #112
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An interesting feature of this Algerian flask is the two small pouches suspended below the flask. They look as if they were used to carry bullets. One of the pouches has a blackened hole worn through the bottom. My guess is from the weight of the lead bullets over a long period of time.
Curious is the length of the straps to the pouches. Hmmmm. Possibly for use as a counter-weight (when filled with lead balls) to keep the flask from jumping around while on horseback (?). Just speculating. LOL

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Old 5th August 2017, 06:48 PM   #113
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An interesting feature of this Algerian flask is the two small pouches suspended below the flask. They look as if they were used to carry bullets. One of the pouches has a blackened hole worn through the bottom. My guess is from the weight of the lead bullets over a long period of time.
Curious is the length of the straps to the pouches. Hmmmm. Possibly for use as a counter-weight (when filled with lead balls) to keep the flask from jumping around while on horseback (?). Just speculating. LOL

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Hi Rick,

I missed your post.
I think that your seller was right.
IMHO your powder flask is Moroccan... But close to the Algerian border...

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Old 1st June 2022, 02:41 PM   #114
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Four greek ottoman bullets case (palaskas).first half 19 century.
Hello nice palaskas. Are you sure that are from Greece ?
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Old 2nd June 2022, 10:38 AM   #115
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Priming Flask. Persia.
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Old 2nd June 2022, 12:24 PM   #116
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Old 3rd June 2022, 04:39 PM   #117
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Question 2 similar cartridge boxes and a rammer

Turkish?
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Old 13th June 2022, 12:26 PM   #118
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A couple more Palaskes.
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Old 10th July 2022, 02:11 AM   #119
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Old 10th July 2022, 03:57 AM   #120
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Has looks similar to decorations on Yemeni Jambiya scabbards. Not likely to be a powder flask as neck is too wide. Maybe a lime container?? Perhaps if no replies eventuate here it could be worth posting as a serapate thread.
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