Huge European 18th C. Lobster Claw Powder Flask (ID: ea1060)
Huge European 18th C. Lobster Claw Powder Flask
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A massive 10" long lobster claw mounted as a powder flask. In the 18th and early 19th centuries novelty powder flasks were made from a variety of different materials including whole small tortoises and in some cases oversized lobster claws. This example likely dates to the late 18th- mid 19th C. and is mounted with pewter or white metals mounts.
Very decorative example and normally found without the smaller claw this example retains the whole claw.