The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Priming-flask
  • Priming-flask
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • c. 1570
  • Copper and gold, embossed and chiselled
  • Height: 15.8 cm
    Weight: 0.26 kg
  • Inscription: 'PRIMVS HOMINIS STATVS' 'The first state of man'
    Inscription: 'VNDIQVE ANGVSTIE' 'Perils on all sides'
  • A1297
  • European Armoury III
Further Reading
  • Mann, James G., Wallace Collection Catalogues: European Arms and Armour Volume II, London: The Wallace Collection 1962
    Norman, A. V. B., Wallace Collection Catalogues: European Arms and Armour Supplement, London: The Trustees of the Wallace Collection, 1986