• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 372

    A GERMAN ENGRAVED STAG HORN POWDER-FLASK; AND A GERMAN ENGRAVED COW HORN POWDER-FLASK

    THE FIRST LATE 16TH CENTURY; THE SECOND EARLY 17TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    A GERMAN ENGRAVED STAG HORN POWDER-FLASK; AND A GERMAN ENGRAVED COW HORN POWDER-FLASK
    THE FIRST LATE 16TH CENTURY; THE SECOND EARLY 17TH CENTURY
    The first with bifocated body, the outer face engraved with a female figure carrying her child, the inner face engraved with a panel of conventional foliage, with moulded iron mounts, the nozzle with spring cut-off and spring closure, and fitted with belt hook; The second with compressed triangular body, the outer face decorated with two sportsmen wildfowling in a river landscape, the inner face engraved with arrangements of fruit and foliage, and fitted with later white metal base and top
    The first 25.5 cm. and the second 27 cm. (2)


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