• 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 403

    A TURKISH JANISSARIE'S LARGE POWDER-FLASK; ANOTHER, SMALLER; AND ANOTHER FOR PRIMING POWDER

    17TH CENTURY

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    A TURKISH JANISSARIE'S LARGE POWDER-FLASK; ANOTHER, SMALLER; AND ANOTHER FOR PRIMING POWDER
    17TH CENTURY
    The first with circular wooden body entirely covered with leather, the outer face studded with patterns of small iron nails enclosing a series of iron discs, fitted with iron top with conical nozzle and sliding cut-off, and the reverse with loops and a thong for suspension; The second with oval wooden body entirely faced with leather, the outer face tooled with a decorative cartouche, fitted with pierced engraved iron top with conical nozzle, later sliding cut-off and the reverse with two rings for suspension; And the third with oval body faced with leather, the outer face incised and decorated with a stained scrollwork device at the centre, with brass-mounted top incorporating a sliding cut-off and the reverse with rings for suspension
    The first 24.5 cm.; the second 19.5 cm.; the third 13.2 cm. (3)


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