U.S. "Peace Flask", c. 1870. Lt. Frederick F. Kis...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
Auction Preview: Preview items may not have yet been properly described or vetted, and items are posted as soon as they have a description or a picture. We are continuing to add and correct information as we approach the auction posting date, so check back here often and Contact us with any comments or suggestions.
DescriptionU.S. "Peace Flask", c. 1870. Lt. Frederick F. Kislingbury recovered this flask when he led the reburial squad at the Little Big Horn battlefield in 1877. It measures 7-1/2" tall by 4" at the widest point. It has a beautiful raised design on both sides consisting of an eagle facing right, atop clasped hands, in a oval star pattern. A military themed motif of crossed flags, cannons, rifles, swords and "U.S." shield complete the scene. The flask has two triangular hangers. Both side seams are open and slightly ajar. There are a few small dents along the seam and the spout is missing, else, it is in overall good condition. Flasks of this design are frequently referred to as "Peace Flasks" due to the clasped hand motif. Letter of provenance included.
Signature®: Heritage Live®:After Internet bidding closes, live bidding will take place through www.HA.com/Live. Your secret maximum bid placed prior to the live event will compete against the live bids. To maximize your chances of winning, enter realistic secret maximum bids on our site. Many of our proxy bidders are successful at winning lots in these auctions, and usually below their secret maximum. You can also place last minute bids directly with us by e-mailing Bid@HA.com or calling 1-866-835-3243. (Important note: Due to software and Internet latency, live bids may not register in time, so enter realistic proxy bids.)
Signature® Floor Sessions
Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 7 days before the live session begins and continues through the session. During the live auction event, bidding in person is encouraged, and Heritage Live includes streaming audio and often video during the event.