The Wallace Collection

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  • Powder-flask
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • c. 1580
  • Bronze and gold, embossed and engraved
  • Height: 21.5 cm
    Weight: 0.455 kg
  • A1294
  • European Armoury III
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  • Powder-flask, of gilt bronze, in the form of a stag's horn, with two branches at the base. The front is embossed with the same hunting scenes as those represented upon A1293. The back is engraved with conventional strapwork enclosing a cartouche with the portrait bust of a king, full-face in armour. The ends of the branches are stopped with circular caps engraved with bands of ornament and plain at the end. Funnel with spring-cap and cut-off: four rings at the sides for suspension.

    German (probably Augsburg), about 1580.