The Wallace Collection

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Cartridge-box
  • Cartridge-box
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Brunswick, North Germany
  • c. 1570 - c. 1575
  • Steel, embossed
  • Height: 12.7 cm
    Weight: 0.19 kg
  • A1311
  • European Armoury III
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  • Cartridge-box, of darkened steel, semi-oval in section, boldly embossed with conventional flowers and foliage; the lid hinged at the side and fastened by a ring and staple, the top, which is also embossed, is pierced with a slit; two fastenings at the back for suspension, but the loops are missing. The base of the spring lid survives. It probably contained five wooden compartments for charges, now absent.

    North German, possibly Brunswick, about 1570-5.

    The group of flasks to which A1311 belongs is discussed by C. Blair, 1974, no. 147. W. Glage has recently confirmed Blair's tentative attribution of A1311 to Brunswick, and dared it about 1570-5 (personal communication, 1983).