The Wallace Collection

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  • Powder-flask
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Nuremberg, Germany
  • early 17th century
  • Rosewood, mother-of-pearl, antler, copper and gold, engraved, gilded, veneered and stained
  • Height: 16.1 cm
    Weight: 0.23 kg
  • A1288
  • European Armoury III
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  • Powder-flask, of rosewood, fiddle-shaped, inlaid with figures of sportsmen, birds and rabbits in engraved mother-of-pearl on a ground decorated with scrolls of stained antler; the sides are veneered with antler, engraved with conventional designs within borders of guilloche ornament; funnel of gilt copper furnished with a spring-cap; two rings for suspension.

    German, probably Nuremberg, early-17th century.

    The inlaying is comparable with the style of the so-called 'Master of the Castles', a Nuremberg craftsman (see under A1152 and 1153).