A wonderful, early shot flask, straight from an English private collection. The leather is just as you want it -- old, stiff, patinated and characterful (just like me.)
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Charming little box in as-found conditon -- the leather worn, torn and crackled -- just as we like to see it. Brass nails holding leather and forming initials IB on lid.
Heavy, stitched leather with dark patina. Two suspension holes for a leather thong to hang it from a belt or even round the shoulders. Not many have survived in as good condition as this.