December 06, 2018 03:00 PM EST Asheville, North Carolina


Two Civil War Era Batty Powder Flasks

Springfield, Massachusetts, embossed copper decorated with an eagle above clasped hands (signifying the Union), surrounded by an oval of 26 stars, with a panoply of arms, colors, and a shield bearing the initials of the United States, similar to an earlier design by Nathan Ames, one deeply patinated, marked at spout "1857/Batty/Springfield Mass"; one with lightly patinated body, marked at top of spout "1856/Batty/Springfield Mass", both  7-3/4 in. (flask only)

Provenance:From the Estate of Judge David Creekmore, Knoxville, Tennessee


first in good condition with light dents, abrasions, narrow gap at seam (still functional); second with polish residue, gaps at seam, abrasions, dents, spout intact

Estimate: $500 - $1,500
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