The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Cartridge-box
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • c. 1600
  • Steel, velvet and wood, embossed and chased
  • Height: 11.7 cm
    Weight: 0.225 kg
  • A1312
  • European Armoury III
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  • Cartridge-box, of blackened steel, semi-oval in section, the front prominently embossed and chased. Both the body and the lid are decorated with lion's masks holding rings in their mouths, surrounded by foliage. The spring-loaded lid hinged for the strap to the waist-belt, and one at each side lower down for the strap passing round the top of the right thigh. The interior fitted with five wooden compartments for charges, mounted with bronze.

    German, about 1600.