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Lot 16: AN 18TH CENTURY CONTINENTAL SCRIMSHAW DECORATED RAMSHORN POWDER-FLASK,
08 December 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
AN 18TH CENTURY CONTINENTAL SCRIMSHAW DECORATED RAMSHORN POWDER-FLASK,
circa 1750, with flat curved body profusely decorated with borders, running vines and geometric shapes, lipped iron base held by dome-headed screws, similar but smaller cap with integral tapering spout, exposed ''V'' spring for internal safety cut-off (missing), side-mounted thumb operated nozzle cover, long iron belt-hook to reverse and twin suspension loops for sling, iron parts lightly cleaned and discoloured