American one-sided, Eagle and Shield with crossed pistols design pocket flask from the mid 1850’s. Made for the Colt Model 1849 Pocket percussion revolver and other small calibre pocket pistols.
The brass top is polished, with a fire-blue spring. The body is a brown lacquer. There is a arced banner, which reads “E. PLURIBUS . UNUM .” Above the eagle are two rows of stars, five on the bottom and four above. There is “COLTS / PATENT” above. Surrounding the design is a swaged border. Excellent condition.