An American Folk Art masterpiece decorated militia canteen, signed Sgt. Mate Wm. Whedon.
Circa 1815. Diameter: 5-1/2"; Thickness: 2"
References:New England Militia Uniforms and Accoutrements. A publication of Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts, by John Obed Curtis and William H. Guthman, p. 82 for a canteen by the same artist.
The American Eagle, by Philip M. Isaacson, p. 49 for a nearly identical canteen in the Collection of William Guthman.
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