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Powder Flask
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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 larger flask, and finer priming powder, in a smaller one. Leather was saturated with water to make it malleable for shaping, for example, on a mold. After it dried, it could also be embossed or carved.
Provenance Clements; Henry Griffith Keasbey, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sale, American Art Association, New York, December 5, 1924, no. 20; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1924 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1924

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1550-1575 (Renaissance)
molded leather, steel
(Arms & Armor)
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8 7/16 x 6 5/16 in. (21.5 x 16 cm)
  • Italy (Place of Origin)


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