Batty Peace Flask

Original Antique Batty Peace Flask Dated 1848

Original Antique Dated 1848 Batty Peace Flask | Manufactured in Springfield |  One of the most attractive of all embossed flasks. An American eagle perches on arrows and olive branch above an oval of stars that surround a pair of clasped hands within a sunburst.  Below is a US on a shield which overlays a trophy of arms, instruments, helmet, and banners.  Both carrying rings are in place, as is the adjustable spout. Thumb piece and spring in place and functional, very clear BATTY maker’s mark and 1848 date on the flat top.

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  • Original Antique Dated 1848 Batty Peace Flask | Manufactured in Springfield |  One of the most attractive of all embossed flasks. An American eagle perches on arrows and olive branch above an oval of stars that surround a pair of clasped hands within a sunburst.  Below is a US on a shield which overlays a trophy of arms, instruments, helmet, and banners.  Both carrying rings are in place, as is the adjustable spout. Thumb piece and spring in place and functional, very clear BATTY maker’s mark and 1848 date on the flat top.
    Known as the “peace” flask from the clasped hands, the original significance was more likely faithfulness or fidelity, but it’s a striking design. Has a beautiful undisturbed aged patina. A very nice flask dating just after the end of the Mexican War and to the beginning of expansion into the west. We sold one last week with several backups and picked up two more this past weekend.  A good early martial and frontier piece. The spout is 1-7/16″ long. The collar is 15/16″ and the measurement from the bottom of the collar to the base of the flask is 7-5/16″. Excellent Condition with no apparent dings or dents.
  • Weight

    2lb.

    Height

    8"

    Width

    2"

    Depth

    2"

    Weight

    2lb.

    Height

    8"

    Width

    2"

    Depth

    2"

    Date

    19th Century

    Origin

    American