The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Priming-flask
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy
  • c. 1590
  • Ivory and silver, carved
  • Height: 8.25 cm
    Weight: 0.06 kg
  • A1304
  • European Armoury III
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Further Reading
  • Of ivory, circular in form, and on one side is a central medallion carved in relief with Orpheus playing upon his lyre and surrounded by the beasts. The back is plain except for an applied turned disc in the centre; turned funnel of silver with hinged cap; no rings for suspension.

    Italian, about 1590.

    Musée Rétrospectif, 1865, no. 2014.

    Provenance: Comte de Nieuwerkerke.