Antique, early 18th century, Turkish Ottoman, Islamic gun powder flask with flattened, oval form, wooden body covered in leather, with an impressed design of a palmette within a border of half-circles, with a conical iron nozzle. MEASUREMENTS: Height: 17.8 cm (7 in). Width: 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in). CONDITION: In its original condition, showing the age and usage, with a dark brown patina. REFERENCES: A similar Flask is published in the Sotheby’s catalog: The Turkish Sale London, 17 October, 1997. Lot. 80. Title: A leather-covered Powder Flask, Turkey, early 18th century.
Estimate Price: £1,500 - 2,000. The buyer will be provided with a copy of the page from the mentioned reference, together with a certificate of authenticity.
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