The Wallace Collection

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  • Powder-flask
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Flanders
  • 1594
  • Cow's horn and steel, engraved
  • Length: 34.2 cm
    Weight: 0.46 kg
  • Date mark: 1594
  • A1261
  • European Armoury III
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  • Powder-flask, flattened, the arc-shaped body made of polished cow horn engraved with the figures of a pair of lovers enjoying an al fresco meal, interrupted by a man armed with a sword who enters from the left, on the right a servant. Immediately in front of the armed man is engraved the date: 1594. The back is engraved with concentric circles. Steel mounts, the large nozzle is furnished with a spring cut-off at the base and a spring-cap fits over the top, thus serving as a measure. Long belt hook at the back, and two rings for suspension.

    Probably Flemish, dated 1594.