The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Powder-flask
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • North Germany
  • c. 1600
  • Walnut, antler, copper alloy, steel and possibly bone
  • Height: 14.9 cm
    Diameter: 10.4 cm
    Weight: 0.24 kg
  • A1290
  • European Armoury III
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  • Powder-flask, of walnut, circular and pierced at the centre, the entire surface inlaid with circles and discs of antler and brass stars; funnel is of turned bone or antler; spring-cap of brass; two steel rings at the side for suspension.The spring is missing.

    North German, about 1600.

    A similar flask in the Odescalchi collection, Rome, has been ascribed to Italy, and dated early in the 17th century (inv. no. 22; Carpegna, Firearms, 1975, no. 134).