The Wallace Collection

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  • Cartridge-box
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • c. 1590
  • Wood, steel, antler and bronze, blued and inlaid
  • Height: 13.6 cm
    Weight: 0.23 kg
  • A1317
  • European Armoury III
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  • Cartridge-box, of wood, semi-oval section, with mounts of blued steel, decorated with two rectangular panels inlaid with floral scrolls and circular buds of antler, the back covered with black leather; the lid, cap and deep flanged base are of blued steel. The spring-loaded lid is ridged in the centre, hinged and fastened with a spring-catch; three loops one at the top for a strap to the waist-belt, and one on each side lower down for the strap passing round the top of the right thigh. Fitted inside with compartments for cartridges, mounted with bronze.

    German, about 1590.

    W. Glage has suggested that A1317 is of Brunswick manufacture, about 1570-5 (personal communication, 1983).