The Wallace Collection

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  • Cartridge-box
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • c. 1580 - c. 1600
  • Rosewood, antler, steel, and wood, stained and engraved
  • Height: 11.4 cm
    Weight: 0.184 kg
  • A1314
  • European Armoury III
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  • Cartridge-box, a pair with A1315, of rosewood, semi-oval in section, stained black and inlaid with vertical bands of antler engraved with scale-like leaves, with rosettes of antler between. The mounts of bright steel, the lid ridged in the centre, hinged, and fastened with a spring-catch; three loops for suspension one at the top for a strap to the waist-belt, and one at each side for the strap passing round the top of the right thigh. The interior is fitted with a wooden block pierced with compartments for five cartridges.

    German, about 1560-80.