Antique 18th century Ukrainian Zaporozhian Cossack Gun Powder Flask
A rare antique, 18th century Ukrainian Zaporozhian Cossack gun powder flask with a heart-shaped body carved from hardwood.
The outer face is decorated with a carved traditional Ukrainian geometric pattern of raised ribs, and the inner face is with an iron loop for suspension.
Three very similar powder flasks are published in a book from Ukrainian state museums: "Ukrainian Cossack State" by Volodymyr Nedyak, Page: 239.
Also, a similar Ukrainian Cossack powder flask is published in the book "Kozaczyzna" by Romuald Romanski.
Please see the last three pictures attached to the listing.
The Buyer will be provided with copies of the pages from the mentioned references along with a certificate of authenticity.
CONDITION: In its original condition, showing the age and usage, with a dark patina. The spout stopper and the back stopper are missing. No repairs or restorations.
MEASUREMENTS: 19.5 cm (7.68 inches) tall.
Since the pictures were taken under studio lighting, the wood is actually darker than shown in the photographs.