SOLD Antique 18th century Ukrainian Zaporozhian Cossack gun powder flask canteen
SOLD Authentic antique museum quality 18th century Ukrainian Zaporozhian Cossack gun powder flask - canteen of flattened round body with a nozzle carved from a single piece of wood covered in leather and fitted with leather straps, with its original carrying belt with two brass buckles.
REFERENCES: Very similar flasks are published in many references regarding Zaporozhian Cossacks with the descriptions "Zaporozhian Cossack Gun Powder Flasks".
(1) Ukrainian book “Zaporozhye” by Javornicky (gun powder flask from the painter's Repin collection)
(2) Polish book “Kozaczyzna” by Romuald Romański (illustrations of the various Cossack powder flasks).
(3) Kozaky: Fakty Mify Komentari Lytsarskyi Orden Ukrainy by Leonid Kosenko. (illustrations of the various Cossack powder flasks).
CONDITION: Well used, shows wear from routine field use (refer to photos).
DIMENSIONS: Height: approximately 29 cm (11 3/8 in). Width: 22.5 cm (8 7/8.