The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Powder-flask
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Augsburg, Germany
  • c. 1600
  • Cow's horn, bronze and gold, engraved and incised
  • Height: 18.4 cm
    Weight: 0.24 kg
  • A1262
  • European Armoury III
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  • Powder-flask, of cow horn, flattened and curved in an arc, incised with sprays of foliage. The mounts at top and bottom are gilt bronze, pierced and chased with openwork designs of birds and scrolls, the base engraved with foliage. Funnel with spring-cap; the cut-off slides right out for refilling. On the reverse side is a long belt hook – which is a 19th-century replacement- of gilt bronze engraved with diagonal stripes like the funnel; four rings for suspension. Similar in form to A1260.

    German (Augsburg), about 1600.

    De Beaumont Catalogue, pl. 7. (The knob to the cut-off shown in Jacquemart's etching is now missing).

    Provenance: Comte de Nieuwerkerke.