Description This "port-flask" is from a series made for members of the bodyguard of the lectors of Saxony Christian II (reigned 1591/1601-11) or Johann Georg I (reigned 1611-56) who used wheel-lock carbines. The relief depicts a guard member carrying a ceremonial halberd.
Provenance Henry Griffith Keasbey, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sale, American Art Association, New York, December 5, 1924, no. 23; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1924 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1924
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