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Powder Flask


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Description The coarse powder for the charge that propels the bullet was carried in a large flask, and priming powder, in a smaller one. The leather was saturated with water so that it could be shaped on a mold.
Provenance Londesborough; Londesborough Sale, Christie's, London, 1888, no. 114 (?); Clements [date and mode of acquisition unknown] (?); Henry Griffith Keasbey, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sale, American Art Association, New York, December 5, 1924, no. 24; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1924 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1924

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Period
1550-1575 (Renaissance)
Medium
molded leather, wood, iron
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.592
Measurements
6 1/4 x 5 1/16 in. (15.9 x 12.9 cm)
Geographies
  • Italy (Place of Origin)

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