The Powder FlaskPowder Flasks. Thumbnail photos Click for closer view. The top is marked G. Roe Patent. I have only seen this pattern of flask marked Bartram before but the top screws on perfectly and is indexed correctly when fully tightened. It doesn't look as though it has been replaced and could be a very rare model. Very good condition.
This flask is all complete with only very minor staining in one or two areas. Manufactured by Sykes of Sheffield. Very attractive. Two minor dents which could probably be pushed out. In excellent condition overall. Retains lots of the original lacquer with some patina. Uncleaned and untouched. Seam visible but tight. Some minor dings to the body. A nice example. Hawksley for use with an Adams revolver. Their survival rate is very low.
Probably improve with a gentle clean but that's up to you. Good seams and only minor dings. Cutts listed on Division st. Sheffield in This flask would have only worked with a gun that had a barrel of a calibre of 24 Bore or smaller as it relied on the barrel being smaller than the diameter of the nozzle. The tip of the nozzle was placed inside the barrel and the flask was pushed down which allowed the spring loaded nozzle to dispense a measured charge into the barrel.
One minor dent. Lots of the original laquer remains. Some scuffing to the leather but otherwise very good condition. Made and the only one I have ever seen. Screw off cap which is also a measure. The Victorian diamond registered design mark is embossed on one side. Good condition with tight seams. There is a dent one one side which you may be able to push out? It is based on an original Hawksley design and is certainly as well made as the original Hawksley flasks.
Excellent condition and a great flask for use in modern day rifle shooting. Colt Navy marked flasks are increasingly hard to find. Excellent condition with lots of the original lacquer. Excellent condition retaining lost of the original paint. Rare to survive in this condition.
Retains most of the original lacquer finish and would look great with a cased British rifle. Steel top and pigskin body. Good stitching. In excellent condition other than the stitching on one side which has opened slightly. The leather is in great condition and there are no lumps underneath the leather. Some case colour remains on the top. Good leather and perfect stitching - SOLD.
It has a rare swivel top to isolate the shot charge to the measure when being poured. Good leather and stitching and a hard to find flask - SOLD. Hawksley with case coloured steel top and pigskin body. Great condition and would grace a fine cased percussion gun - SOLD.
Similar to the flask used by the Percy Tenantry Volunteers but not marked with their crescent or crown.
Powder Flask - real or repro?
Measures 3" overall. Excellent condition tight seams and remains of the original lacquer. Raised seams. Genrally good condition with a few dents and dings you can see in the photos. Quite a rare flask.
The body has their registered design marks on each side. The scrimshaw looks period to me and is well done and attractive. Pegged horn base and turned horn spout. I can't get the wooded stopper out of the spout. Probably German and dating from the 18th Century or earlier. All good condition but the dolphin flask has a broken lever on the top hence the price.
Top is marked Batty. All complete and stitching good. Leather was a bit dry although it has improved with the application of Pecard leather dressing. Charger spring missing. Good condition other than a couple of small dents to the reverse side. One minor ding on the front of the body and spring broken. Otherwise in great condition. In really great condition. Planished tin flasks suffer from rust and don't have a good survival rate in this kind of condition. This is the type of flask used with percussion target rifles in the 19th Century.
Hawksley Sheffield. Embossed body with hanging game and marked Hawksley on the body and the top. Stitching perfect. Usual wear to leather. Retains bottom tab and suspension ring. The partial leather covering is completely original to the flask. Stitching excellent. Small ding to the copper on one side.
This is the only flask I have seen by Heath and is a distinctive style. Great condition. No dents. This is the first I have seen like this. Excellent condition with lots of the original lacquer remaining. Excellent condition with some of the original lacquer remaining.
Seams are excellent and the leather is in great condition. Very good condition with considerable amounts of the original lacquer remaining on both body and top. Unusually for this type of flask the top unscrews to fill rather than a fixed top.
Very good condition with good amounts of lacquer mixed with patina on the body. There are two woodscrews in the top holding the spring in and this would benefit from some TLC. Excellent condition with most lacquer. Measures 7" overall. Very good condition with lots of the original lacquer on the body. Some dents on the body from use. A great find for someone casing up a Colt Navy revolver. The far right flask is not maker marked. A great accessory for a pair of flintlock pistols. Stunning condition with nearly all lacquer.
One very minor ding on body. Very rare in this small size. Plain flask measures 5" overall. Minor dents. Generally good condition. A few minor dents and very slight separation of the seam on the bottom. Seam just visible on one side of the body. The typical Dixon pseudo hallmarks are stamped on the collar. A very heavy flask with thick copper body and quite rare with the nickel silver fittings. Some dents but mainly to the back of the flask. Very good condition with lots of the original gilt lacquer remaining on the body.
Measures 8". Spring missing and a few minor dings. Otherwise very condition. There is the remains of a paper label on the reverse side but this is mostly illegible. Left to right: Hawksley pattern but no maker mark oakleaf design pistol powder flask 5" overall in very good condition, no dents, original spring and good colour SOLD.
A slight push on one side of the body. Very rare in this size SOLD. Some original lacquer remains. Spring is missing and there is a dent in one side of the body. Good condition SOLD.
Dating powder flasks
The flask has been recovered in leather at some time past but it has been well done and looks quite good. Very good condition and a hard to find accessory for a cased pair or pistols. The charger is stamped with their trumpet trademark. No name. Very good untouched condition with quite a bit of the original lacquer.
There are a few minor dents which you can see in the photos. Excellent condition with good tight stitching and great leather. Would look great in a top quality percussion shotgun case. Sleepy untouched condition and would improve greatly with a careful clean.
Suitable for a percussion rifle or small bore shotgun. Fair condition with some dents and a little chewed around the top of the charger but these flasks are difficult to find and it is all completely original. Very good untouched condition with nearly all the original lacquer remaining.
It would originally have had a brass strip covering the seam but this is now missing. Some scratches to the horn but no serious cracks and horn is a good colour having never been polished up. Measures 8 " overall. Superb condition and very hard to find in this condition as they had a tendency to rust. Planished tin powder flasks were supplied with Purdey Boss and Manton shotguns and rifles. Very good condition and very hard to find.
It has lost most of the external black paint over the years but there is no damage, rust or dents and it is very sleepy. Measures a massive 11" overall. Stamped with the registered design mark for Charger graduated from 5 drams to 7 drams. Good condition with a few dents and dings. Stamped Patent and charger graduated from 5 drams to 6 drams.
Rolled seams. Some very minor dents to the body which you can see in the photos. Original spring and remains of the original lacquer to some parts of the flask. Probably German or Austrian and the best crisp and detailed pressed horn I have ever seen. Very good untouched condition and complete with the original cord. Good condition with a few dents and dings which is typical of these military issued flasks.
Spring a working replacement. There is a cavity for the balls in the top next to the charger. At some time in it's working life the lever on the charger has had a solder repair which could be improved but personally I would leave it.
Very good untouched condition with lots of the original lacquer remaining. Joseph lang traded from 22, Cockspur st. London from - This pattern of dead game flask was illustrated in the Great Exhibition Catalogue of as made and exhibited By Dixons.
There is a push on the reverse of the flask body and the spring has been replaced. In the 's some of these horns were sold out of Alnwick Castle and this is one of them. Very good untouched and uncleaned condition. A real sleeper. Some minor dings and dents. Nozzle frozen and needs soaking in oil. This is a genuine 19th Century powder flask and not one of the Indian fakes that have appeared on the market.
The body of the flask is made in two sides which were heated and then pressed to shape with a scene impressed into one side of a wild boar hunt. One small tight crack to the left edge of the pressed horn which you can see in the photos and a few minor age cracks to the reverse horn side.
It has a spring loaded push across charger with horn button. They each measure 6" overall. Good untouched condition with their original springs intact. The top still has most of the original lacquer and the spring retains it's fire blue. The body has at some stage been cleaned.
The reverse side of the body has a dent which you can see in the photos. Very good condition with perfect stitching and no damage to the leather. This would be one of the last powder flasks made by the Company and whilst not up to the quality of their production in the 19th Century, it would make an interesting addition to a serious collection of powder flasks to represent the end of the line for one of the best and largest manufacturers of powder flasks that ever was.
This one is their famous rifle flask and it would be one of the last powder flasks made by the Company and whilst not up to the quality of their production in the 19th Century, it would make an interesting addition to a serious collection of powder flasks to represent the end of the line for one of the best and largest manufacturers of powder flasks that ever was. Excellent condition with most of the original lacquer on the body of the flask. The spring has been replaced but works well. This is an original 19th Century manufactured flask and not one of the 2nd generation flasks made in the 's.
The brass edging is missing from the horn body, but interestingly this reveals how the two horn sides were connected - wired together and they are tight and solid. I think the spring has been replaced but it is of correct size and pattern. Adjustable nozzle.
Very good untouched condition with good stitching. Very good untouched condition with no cracks. Baluster turned nozzle with wrap around spring. Stitching is all good. There were originally 4 leather suspension loops but these have been cut off at some time in antiquity, possibly to make it easier to put in a large pocket or bag.
The spring has been replaced, but is of the correct pattern. Hawksley Sheffield of the pattern that were cased with Colt London Navy revolvers.
Very good untouched uncleaned condition. Hawksley Sheffield with pear shaped body. Hawksley Sheffield suitable for casing with Adams or Tranter 80 bore percussion revolvers. Lots of the original lacquer remains. Rare in this tiny size. Superb untouched condition with most of the original finish remaining. Would look great with a pair of small pistols. Planished tin powder flasks were cased with Purdey Boss and Manton guns. Some solder can be seen on a small section of one seam.
I am not sure whethr this is a small period repair or just splash of solder when originall manufactured. The leather covering on the body has been renewed. Very good condition with perfect stitching. Some rust and pitting to the top which would improve with a clean.
Very good condition uncleaned with good patina. There are a couple of dents on the bottom seam which you can see in the photos. Excellent condition retaining lots of the original laquer. Quite a few knocks and dings but the seams are perfect and the body is heavy gauge and very strong. The graduations are marked 3 up to 4 drams.
There are no soft areas in the body or lumps under the leather.
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The stitching is tight and in excellent condition. It is becoming hard to find leather covered flasks in this condition. Perfect seams. Dates to the first half of the 19th Century.
These very small flasks are rare. One small ding on the front and another on the edge of the back. Great seams and srong spring. Hawksley Sheffield of the pattern that was made for Colt Navy revolvers.
Missing the top of the charger and the spring is broken. Lots of dings but good seams. Would be worth some restoration as powder flasks suitable for London Colt Navies are not easy to find and definitely not at this price.
Hawksley with an adjustable charger 1 oz. Hawksley with an adjustable charger which has two scales graduated in drams and grains. These flasks were intended to throw accurate charges for use with long range rifle shooting. Spring broken and some resoldering evident on the charger which would probably scrape off.
Body very good. Worth doing a little restoration as a hard to find powder flask. The leather bag is larger than normal measures 9" overall. The leather is in good condition but the stitching is broken for several inches. Not usuable but would look good in a cased shotgun where the compartment is for a belt rather than bag.
Very good condition with lots of the original lacquer remaining. There are a couple of small dents on the reverse side. The charger is graduated 1 oz.
Very good condition with lots of lacquer remaining and perfect stitching. Probably dates from the Crimean War period and was possibly taken as a souvenir by a British soldier. A couple of push type dents on one side which would probably press out with care. The top unscrews and the charger is adjutable both features uncommon in three way flasks. On the reverse side there is a slight push but otherwise no dents and the seams are perfect.
Missing spring and the screw for the spring. Otherwise good condition. Measures 12" overall. I believe these flasks were used for filling cartridges. Untouched and uncleaned. Measures 11" overall. Similar to a gunners priming horn but smaller and with a brass screw off bottom for filling. Probably intended for use with the Baker rifle or similar. Absolutely untouched and uncleaned.
Marked with the Victorian design mark on one side of the body and the registered design number on the other side. Torn and separated stitches with smooth, flat-sided, plain, leather body, fitted with its original, iron, pouring-spout: missing its spring.
The body with smooth, leather surfaces with some minor scuffs and the noted damages to the stitching. The tanned, brown-colored, supple, leather body made of two 2 separate and sewn, halves: fine seams with tight stitching. Original, screw-fastened, graduated, brass pouring-spout with a spring-operated cut-off. In overall fine untouched condition with supple, light brown-colored, leather surfaces. A very nice example of mid to late 19th century American?
Both sides embossed with a Hunter with Top hat and Dog motif, within a circular border. Retains smooth, lightly toned, copper surfaces with good seams minor splits. Missing its pouring spout. Retains its external spring-operated powder cutoff: unmarked on its base, though of heavy-gauge and fine quality.
In overall fair condition as is with generally smooth surfaces, sharp detail to one side with significant dents and the seams with dents and splits. Overall measurements, 6" x 3". In good condition with three 3 of its four 4 iron suspension-loops and pins. The copper body with richly detailed extensive embossed decorations and deeply toned copper surfaces. Good tight seams and with virtually no dents. Complete with its adjustable, brass pouring-spout: the base with replaced retaining-pins and missing its external spring for the powder cutoff.
A very nice quality and nicely decorated English Powder Flask with a detailed embossed copper body of unusual lyre-form. In overall good condition with generally tight seams with some minor splits. Original, adjustable, brass pouring-spout with its functional, internal, spring-operated, powder cutoff.
In overall very good cleaned condition with generally smooth surfaces and light signs of use. Very deeply embossed and heavy decoration with fine seams and no splits. Overall measurements, 10" x 5". Fitted with triangular, wire suspension loops one missing.
Screw-secured, brass, spout base with a un-marked spout.
Blued steel cut-off spring and a brass cutt-off lever. Retains its four 4 suspension-loops. Original adjustable, Silvered, pouring-spout with its functional, internal, spring-operated, powder cutoff. The base with a "AM. Complete with its four iron suspension loops and copper pins.
Both sides with sharp and deeply embossed decoration with fine seams and no splits. Of very fine quality heavy gauge copper with rarely seen Silvered finish. Original brass spout with its three-step graduation and its external spring-operated powder cutoff: in functional order with a modern replaced spring.
Unmarked base spout-base and very good, cleaned, exterior with a nicely detailed embossed shell decoration. Tanned black leather body made of two separate and sewn, hollow shells: retains lead shot and the sides of the neck with stitched repairs.
Smooth, flat-sided, plain, leather body, fitted with its original, unmarked, brass spout. In overall good condition. The body with smooth, supple, black, leather surfacessome minor scuffs and the noted repairs to the stitching.
A nice example of midth century shot-flask, ca. Retains, untouched, generally smooth, dark, copper-toned surfaces with some minor dents and very good seams.
Original, graduated, brass pouring-spout with a three-step powder-graduation and its external spring-operated powder cutoff: broken spring and an unmarked base. Sharp detail to the embossed decoration with tight seams.The Jacobite Challenge: Hanoverian powder flask
The copper body with smooth surfaces and its brass pouring spout with an external spring-operated powder cutoff: replaced spring and missing its base-screws. In overall good condition with generally smooth surfaces and a lightly toned patina.
Sharp detail to the embossed elements the seams with solder repairs. Of typical midth Century bag-shaped form, with an embossed, raised, fluted pattern and untouched dark copper surfaces. The patinated body with some old compressions and handling marks. Original brass spout with its stepped powder-graduation and an external spring-operated powder cutoff: in functional order with its original components. Unmarked, screw-fastened base's and made without suspension-loops. In overall very good untouched condition with some expected dents and surface compressions, good seams and a fine spout.
In fine condition with its four 4 iron suspension-loops and pins. The copper body with richly dewtailed extensive embossed decorations and lightly toned copper surfaces. Fine tight seams and with virtually no dents. Complete with its adjustable, brass pouring-spout with its functional external spring-operated powder cutoff. In overall fine condition with tight seams and no visible splits. Retains its original iron suspension loops and very good light colored surfaces with some minor scuffs and light abrasions.
Overall a nice example of an early 19th century American flat-type powder horn, ca. Tapered, cylindrical-form, lightly engraved cow-horn body with a spring operated powder cutoff and its original sheet-steel and brass mounts: retains its original steel belt-clip and its screw-fastened end-cap with matching gunmetal surfaces.
The mounts with a generally smooth, untouched, gunmetal age patina and some light surfaces discoloration. Overall a fine and example of these distinct Spanish Military Powder Flasks, carried by Infantrymen, of the mid 18th Century.
For a similar example, please see Sydney B. The Light colored cow horn body with a fine natural curve, a simply carved integral end-spout and its original nail-fastened, flat, wood base-plug: the neck carved with an integral retaining-ring. The wooden plug with untouched lightly oxidized surfaces and scattered hairlines, minor roughness and age-stains.
Of midth Century scent-bottle shaped form with a deeply embossed obverse and a smooth reverse side. Original, graduated, brass pouring-spout with three-step graduation and an internal spring-operated powder cut-off: the spring broken. Sharp detail and tight seams without splits or repairs. A well made an attractive example of a midth Century English Powder Flask, ca.
Tanned leather body made of two separate and sewn, bands. The forward fitted with its original, brass pouring-spout: some minor abrasions at the neck. In overall very good untouched condition with supple, light brown, leather surfaces, some minor abrasions and fine stitches: light crazing and generally very sound.
In functional order with its original brass pouring-spout and small old lead shot.
A nice example of mid to late 19th century American shot-bag, ca. The side with its original steel belt-clip and its screw-fastened terminal with matching gunmetal surfaces. Complete with its finely turned and sculpted, brass powder spout with its original spring cutoff with a chiseled and faceted arm.
The style of Flask carried by Infantrymen and Colonial Settlers, during the mid to late 18th Century. Of typical late 19th century American design; and of leather, canvass and brass construction. The interior with its nicely stitched canvass cartridge loops for accepting twenty Tinged rain-cover with its leather securing-loop the terminal detached and the base with its brass stud for the catch.
The brass mounts with lightly oxidized surfaces, en suite with the body. Very good interior with fine "loops" and seams. The Light colored cow horn body with a fine natural curve, a simply carved integral end-spout with ringneck-collar and its original pin-fastened, flat, wood base-plug with a central screw—for a suspension cord.
The wooden base-plug with generally smooth dark surfaces and age-stains. Overall length, 8". The body with three, integrally forged, screw-fastened spanner heads with a finely sculpted base with a decorative, wrought iron mounting plate-finial.
Simply carved, walnut? The iron spanners with dark smooth surfaces and some light oxidation. The top of the base with an "AM. In overall very fine condition with all original components throughout.
The neck with a nicely detailed, embossed floral decoration and the body with a finely embossed Scallop Shell motif Riling No. Retains choice surfaces, a finely detailed embossed shell motif and excellent seams and contours. Supple, lightly aged, leather body made of two separate and sewn, halves: each side embossed with a nicely detailed hanging game scene. A nice example of mid to late 19th century American Embossed Leather shot-flask, ca.
Tanned, supple, lightly aged leather body made of two separate and sewn, halves: each side embossed with a somewhat worn pheasant within a scroll border. The top with its original, graduated, spring-operated, brass pouring-spout. The light amber-tan-brown colored, untouched, naturally curved cow horn body with a simply carved and turned pouring-spout with a rounded collar for the attachment of a suspension-cord. The base-end of the horn with its post and loop—for the cord. The base plug with finely oxidized untouched surfaces with some scattered abrasions.
Herb Glass Collection, NY. Good seams with an old repair to the base; and the expected signs of light wear, minor dents and patches of discoloration. Of typical bag-shape design, with both sides deeply embossed with a finely detailed Scallop-shell motif: similar to Riling No. Generally smooth gray surfaces and complete with its original, gilt-brass pouring spout with an external spring-operated powder cutoff and lever: the spring broken. The type of Flask used with a small Cased Pocket Pistol.
The dark yellow-brown colored, finely turned, cup-form, cow horn body with a turned and drilled end-- for a powder-pan charger. The Light colored cow horn body with a fine natural curve, a simply carved integral end-spout and its original pin-fastened, flat, wood base-plug and its simply carved spout-plug, en suite.
The original wooden base-plug with untouched lightly oxidized surfaces and age-stains. The neck with a bulbous carved rounded collar. The wooden plug, en suite with untouched lightly oxidized surfaces and minor age-stains and abrasions. Complete with its original carved woodf spout-plug with matching oxisized wooden surfaces.
From an old Mass. Fitted with two, triangular, wire suspension loops. Screw-secured, brass, spout base with a "Made in Italy" marked spout.
In overall near fine condition with lightly patinated surfaces and some verdigris at the spout and base. The iron surfaces with a smooth chocolate-brown patina and some scattered discoloration and pitting. Of early 18th century "scissors-type" construction, as made without a sprue-cutter. Blacksmith made with evident hammer and tool marks and surface laminations.
Light colored cow horn body with a fine natural curve, a simply carved integral end-spout and its original iron tack-fastened, flat, wood base-plug missing the spout-plug. In overall very good untouched condition with the expected sings of use, minor age-stains and light wear. The entire surface engraved overall the geometric and floral designs. The obverse center with engraved panel depicting a Devil's Head. Simple wrought iron spout, without a stopper.
The base with flat iron plate, secured by rose-head nails.
This article describes the spread of powder flasks from England to America in the One finds the Napoleonic Army first using these metal powder flasks between and .. Does anyone know the date of this flask?. A very interesting 18th Century brass bound horn powder flask scrimshawed on one side Thomas Jackson and on the other side the date with writing I. PF4) Batty (Powder Flask Company) marked brass powder flask. "Peace" patriotic design. 10" tall 4" wide. Marked "Batty" and dated "". Flask is pictured on.
Wrought iron suspension loop with an old and possibly the original rose-colored cord. Decorative hemp? In overall fine condition.
The engraving is sharp with some minor wear. The iron fittings retain a very dark patina and have some minor roughness. A very rare and original, large-sized Flask from the late 16th century. Overall a nice example of an early-mid 19th century Flat-type powder horn, ca. Of scarce form. Russets iron spout with heavy surface oxidation and sings of hard use: missing its suspension cord easily replaced. In overall good untouched condition with dry surfaces to the leather body and signs of exposure.
A nice decorative example of as 19th century Afghan Powder Flask, of the type associated with Jezails, ca. Of typical mid 19th century bag-shaped form, with an embossed, raised, "Pine cone" pattern Riling No.
The copper body with a dark patina, some compressions and re-soldered seams. Original brass spout with its four-step graduation and an external spring-operated powder cutoff: spring missing and spout frozen. The base's side with a "B. Retains three 3 of its four original suspension-pins: loops missing. In overall net fair to good condition with some dents and surface compressions, re-soldered repairs to seams, a broken spout and some scattered dents.
The sides mounted with all four of its iron suspension loops. The brass priming spout and charger, en suite with its circular base with an external spring cut-off and its original cut-off and brass arm.
The spout with its four 4 stepped powder-graduation. In overall very fine condition with its original components and much finish. Both sides of the neck with a nicely detailed, embossed floral decoration and the body with a finely embossed Scallop Shell motif Riling No. The spout, en suite and in mechanically functional order with a strong spring and cut-off. Retains choice copper surfaces, a finely detailed embossed shell motif and excellent seams and contours.
Both sides of the body with a finely detailed vignette of Riparian scene with Pheasants within an embossed leaf boder-- of classic midth century American design. The lacquered copper body with traces of finish and smooth lightly toned copper surfaces: fine seams. Original, graduated, brass pouring spout with a three-step graduation and an external spring-operated powder cutoff: the spring modern replaced. Sharp detail with the replaced spring and screw: minor dents and fine tight seams without splits.
Overall measurements, 8" x 4". Nicely toned, unmarked, graduated, brass priming-spout and base with a three-step spout: missing its powder-cut-off spring and lever. The body with finely embossed flutes with smooth, untouched, richly patinated, copper surfaces with some minor handling marks and fine seams. Of typical bag-shape design, with both sides deeply embossed with a nicely detailed Heraldic Eagle on a Hummock with a pistol in its talons.
Of classic "Colt Pocket Model" design. Very Fine copper body with smooth surfaces. The brass pouring spout with an external spring-operated powder cutoff: fine spring and lever.
and weapons. Most items date from the 16th through the midth century. A very nice American made Embossed Brass powder flask, ca. s. Overall. Unless it is specifically dated though I would estimate it to be pre-Civil Were pistols still loaded by powder from a flask during the Civil War or. Identification of Various Powder Flasks updated February 25, Help us keep this Identification Service alive. Visit our Shopping Site pages and buy from us.
In overall very fine condition. The type of flask associated with Cased Colt Pocket Mdl. In overall fine condition with smooth, lightly pitted and discolored surfaces: retains a pleasing silver-gray age patina overall. The mold with fine cavities and a tight fit: the tip with its original securing pin, for locking the halves.
A very scarce example of an authentic 16thth century German bullet mold, ca. The sides are fitted with two, triangular, wire suspension loops. Screw-secured, brass spout base and Plunger-type pouring-spout. Also equipped with a compartment for balls: the compartment-lid marked, "Made in Italy". In overall very fine condition with lightly patinated surfaces. Overall length 9". Screw-secured, brass pouring-spout base with a blued steel cut-off spring and a brass cutt-off lever.
Overall length 7".