The Wallace Collection

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Powder-flask
  • Powder-flask
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • late 16th century
  • Wood, leather and steel
  • Height: 13.3 cm
    Weight: 0.255 kg
  • A1283
  • European Armoury III
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  • Powder-flask and bullet-pouch, of wood, triangular in shape, covered with black leather with mounts of plain russeted steel; cone-shaped funnel with spring-cap and cut-off; four rings (one missing) for suspension. It carries on the front a leather pouch for bullets, which is drawn together at the mouth with a leather thong strung with five steel beads.

    German, late 16th century.

    The charge measured is unusually large in relation to the size of the flask.