The Wallace Collection

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Powder-flask
  • Powder-flask
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • possibly 19th century
  • Antler and steel, carved
  • Height: 25.4 cm
    Weight: 0.285 kg
  • A1256
  • European Armoury III
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  • Powder-flask, of antler, with two branches at the base, the face bearing the figure of Faith carved in low relief, a lion's mask above and two busts below, framed with interlacing bands and foliage, the ground stippled. Funnel of bright steel, with a spring cut-off chased and shaped as a swan's neck; the caps to the horns also of steel, the edges roped; four steel rings for suspension. No cap has apparently ever been fitted on the spout.

    The whole object may be 19th-century.