The Wallace Collection

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  • Powder-flask
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy
  • 3rd quarter of 16th century
  • Leather and steel, embossed, incised and chiselled
  • Height: 17.7 cm
    Weight: 0.445 kg
  • A1274
  • European Armoury III
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  • Powder-flask, of hardened leather (cuir bouilli), hemispherical or gourd-shaped and five-sided, each face embossed with conventional foliage and flowers within roped borders, on a granulated ground; large funnel of russeted steel, the upper part chiselled with a thread, the lower incised with close-set vertical lines; steel cut-off with spiral spring, but no cap; the flat back covered with black leather and furnished with a curved belt hook in the form of a steel loop; two rings at the side for suspension.

    Italian, third quarter of the 16th century.

    Provenance: see note under A1271.