COLT ROOT PEACOCK FLASK

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Item Code: 30-2158

These lacquered copper and brass flasks are usually found with cased Colt Root revolvers. Those pretty side-hammer revolvers were made by Colt in .28 and .32 calibers from 1855 to about 1870. The flasks have the a flattened profile with a flared bottom that is accentuated by raised scrolling floral motifs that appear to spring from the bottom and roll up along the lower sides of the flask. The both front and back have raised central panels the have facing birds at top with scrolling tails and vines, which are repeated in the large central motif of a peacock atop a column that is entwined by a leafy vine. It is a very Victorian design that fits completely with the production period of the pistols. The characteristically Colt crossed pistols appear at the top of each panel over the seated peacock’s head. One side of the flask shows a shallow push that has opened the seam on one side on the flared side. Otherwise the copper body and brass top have an untouched mellow patina. There is some slight verdigris in the recesses, more on one side than the other. The brass top shows its original lacquer. The spout, spring and thumbpiece are in place and very good. A good Colt flask at a very realistic price.  [sr]

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