The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Powder-flask
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • France
  • c. 1590
  • Antler and steel, carved and engraved
  • Height: 25.4 cm
    Weight: 0.285 kg
  • A1257
  • European Armoury III
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  • Powder-flask, of antler, with two branches at the base, the front carved in low relief with a figure of a harquebusier under an arch, and with a stork and a vase of flowers at the bottom; the back is engraved with a horseman carrying a shield and a banner; turned funnel of bright steel with spring-cap; the ends of the branches also capped with steel; two large rings for suspension.

    French (?), about 1590.