The Wallace Collection

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  • Powder-flask
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy
  • 3rd quarter of 16th century
  • Leather and steel, embossed and tooled
  • Height: 18.4 cm
    Weight: 0.48 kg
  • A1273
  • European Armoury III
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  • Of hardened leather (cuir bouilli) very similar in form and workmanship to A1272.

    Italian, third quarter of the 16th century.

    Provenance: see note under A1271.

    A closely comparable flask is in the Kienbusch collection in the Philadelphia Museum of Art (cat., no. 712, pl. CLX). A similar flask in the collection of Glasgow Museums bears the arms of a Venetian branch of the Farnese family.