One of about five known to exist and this one is the best surviving example. 15” height, the body lathe turned from a single large piece. The inside hollowed on the lathe through an access hole in each side, later plugged. The exact technique used for circular powder flasks two centuries earlier. The broad edges hand finished to allow for the integral feet and spout. See Lord, Civil War Collector’s Encyclopedia, p.74 for another example. This example with original painted and chip decoration and retaining its original stopper and remnants of its carrying strap. The spout lip chipped. The body with some cracks as always experienced as these evidently were made from unseasoned wood owing to the pressure of war. Fine patina and character.