Thursday, September 22, 2011

Queen Anne Flask

Photos by Jan Riser.

1 comment:

  1. Great flask! I've always liked that style, but to this day still don't know much about it. I remember as a kid reading Mark Odle's chapter on powder horns in the Book of Buckskinning, where he described them as Queen Anne flasks, but without a lot of background as to where and when they were produced. Since then, I've seen them dated anywhere from the early 18th c., as the name would imply, to the early 19th by antique dealers. Does anyone have more information on them, or has anyone seen a dated example? Given some other, more solidly datable English and European flask types, I could certainly imagine them being made in the early 18th c., but would love to know more, especially if they could be more specifically located within the tradition(s) that American horners were drawing on-- threaded spouts and all. It would also be great to see more general discussion on the some of the great stuff posted on the blog- given the knowledge base of many of those featured, posting and tuning in each day. Thanks for putting it out there!

    Mike Burke