The Wallace Collection

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Cartridge-box
  • Cartridge-box
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany, possibly Brunswick
  • c. 1600
  • Steel, wood and bronze, embossed and chased
  • Height: 11.4 cm
    Weight: 0.225 kg
  • A1313
  • European Armoury III
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  • Cartridge-box, of blackened steel, semi-oval in section, the front prominently embossed and chased with two equestrian figures, the lid with a lion's mask holding a ring in its mouth. The lid hinged and fitted with a spring-catch, the broad, sloping base is plain; one loop at the back for attachment to the waist-belt, and two slots for the strap passing round the top of the right thigh. The interior is fitted with compartments for four charges, mounted with bronze.
    German, about 1600.

    W. Glage has recently suggested that A1313 is of Brunswick manufacture, about 1570-5 (personal communication, 1983).