• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 58

    A FINE NORWEGIAN POWDER-FLASK SIGNED GEMUND KNUD, SØNRIGEI

    DATED 165(0?)

    Price Realised  

    A FINE NORWEGIAN POWDER-FLASK SIGNED GEMUND KNUD, SØNRIGEI
    DATED 165(0?)
    With cowhorn body, the greater part carved in low relief with a characteristic series of titled panels filled with figures both from Norse sagas and from The Old Testament, including Rolland, Olaf, Habar, Burmani, Ferakun(de), Adam and Eve, Daniel and King David, all on a contrasting blackened ground, and the neck and pine base each with owner's inscription
    8 7/8in (22.6cm)


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    For further closely comparable examples and a survey of known variations see Eugen von Philippovich, Norwegische Pulverhörner, Waffen- und Kostümkunde, 1971, Heft 2, pp.147-49, plates 1,2 and 3.

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