Rare Important Scottish Jacobite Powder Flask, Dated 1744
Of flattened horn, completely hand engraved on all surfaces. Obverse features skull and crossbones with the numeral 18" and a key, the date 1744", latticework, numerous cryptic letters and symbols, and two attached brass emblems. Reverse with large thistle, latticework, and more cryptic letters and symbols. The butt end engraved with, presumably, the owners name C. OLIVER. Brass screw-off spout in the form of a thistle, possibly a later addition. Two carrying rings (one replaced) and later carrying chain. One small chip on the obverse near the butt end, otherwise very good. If one can decipher the meanings of the cryptic letters and symbols it could very well prove to be of tremendous importance. While no proof exists to support this, it would seem very likely that this powder horn was carried by a member of Bonnie Prince Charlies troops in the 45 Jacobite Rebellion and saw service at Culloden. Contact seller for additional photos and information.
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