The Wallace Collection

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  • Cartridge-box
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • c. 1610
  • Wood, steel, velvet, gold, leather and copper alloy, etched and embossed
  • Height: 13.3 cm
    Weight: 0.26 kg
  • A1319
  • European Armoury III
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  • Cartridge-box, of wood, semi-oval in section, with steel mounts, the front pierced with four arcaded panels lined with green velvet, the steel minutely etched with scrolls of foliage incorporating birds and animals on a gilt ground. The lid (spring missing), which is hinged and fastened with a spring-catch, is embossed with a leaf; the base has a sunk border, roped at the edge, the bottom shod with leather and furnished with a fringe of gold wire; two loops at the side for the strap passing round the top of the right thigh, and a loop and long belt hook at the back. Fitted inside with compartments for five cartridges, mounted with brass.

    German, about 1610.

    L' Art Ancien I, 26; Musée Rétrospectif, 1865, no. 2053.

    Provenance: Comte de Nieuwerkerke.