Description This is for the finely ground priming powder that was added to the pan in the lock. This would have been appropriate as a gift for the owner of a wheel-lock pistol. Such gifts were an integral part of (male) courtly culture.
Provenance Escosura (?); Clements (?); Henry Griffith Keasbey, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sale, American Art Association, New York, December 5, 1924, no. 30; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1924 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1924
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