Antique, 18th century Ukrainian Zaporozhian Cossack Gun powder Flask Horn

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Antique, 18th century Ukrainian Zaporozhian Cossack gun powder flask horn. It has a crescent-shaped, swelling horn body with iron mounts.

The base is fitted with an iron collar and an oval cover plate that is secured by the screw with a suspension loop.

The top is affixed with a steel base with a spring cot and two suspension mounts. The shaped iron nozzle is connected to the iron base mounts by reinforcing straps.

CONDITION: It shows age and usage. The iron mounts are pitted. The spring is in working order, but the iron collar at the base snapped.

Please see all 6 pictures in the listing since they are part of the object's condition description.


Overall length 16.5 cm (6.5 inches).

Width of the base: 5.4 cm (2.13 inches).

NOTE: This horn was made by Ukrainian craftsmen in the Islamic style since the Zaporozhian Cossacks through war and trade contacts with Ottoman Turks and Crimean Tatars used their weapons. However, they also created their own military equipment and costumes in the style of their Turkish and Tatars neighbors.

This gunpowder horn is a typical example of a Cossack product. It is not as fancy as the Islamic gunpowder flasks; it has simple iron mounts and no fancy decorations.

REFERENCES: Similar Zaporozhian Cossacks gunpowder flasks have been published in the following Ukrainian books:

1.УКРАÏНСЬКОÏ СТАРОВИНИ (UKRAINSKOI STAROVINI) Київ: Мистецтво, 1991 by Д. Яворницький on page 224.

2.Украина- козацька держава" by Володимир Недяк (Ukrainian Cossack state" by Volodymyr Nedyak). Page 240.

We will also provide the buyer with photocopies of the pages from the mentioned references together with a certificate of authenticity.

Item Details

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Militaria & Weapons
Military Issued Firearms & Accessories
Antiques (approx100yrs)
18th century
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