The Wallace Collection

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  • Priming-flask
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • c. 1590
  • Gold, bronze and steel, cast, chased and engraved
  • Height: 8.57 cm
    Diameter: 5.71 cm
    Weight: 0.11 kg
  • A1299
  • European Armoury III
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Further Reading
  • Primer, of small size, made of gilt bronze, flat and circular in shape, the centre cast in relief with equestrian figures in combat with two lions attacking a naked man beneath them; the edges are cast or stamped in relief with arabesques. On the back is an engraved design of conventional flowers; spring-cap and two steel rings for suspension. Closely similar to A1300, although the design on the back of A1300 differs in certain minor details.

    Probably German, about 1590.

    De Beaumont Catalogue, pl. 2; Musée Rétrospectif, 1865, no. 2015.

    Provenance: Comte de Nieuwerkerke.