• 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 364

    AN IBERIAN HORN POWDER-FLASK; AND ANOTHER; AND A RUSSIAN ENGRAVED STAG HORN POWDER-FLASK

    THE FIRST 17TH CENTURY; THE SECOND 18TH EARLY 19TH CENTURY; THE THIRD EARLY 17TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    AN IBERIAN HORN POWDER-FLASK; AND ANOTHER; AND A RUSSIAN ENGRAVED STAG HORN POWDER-FLASK
    THE FIRST 17TH CENTURY; THE SECOND 18TH EARLY 19TH CENTURY; THE THIRD EARLY 17TH CENTURY
    The first cut with a brief inscription and with a series of traditional designs (the decoration unfinished), with iron belt hook and iron top with cut-off; the second with cow horn body bound with brass bands, fitted with iron belt hook and iron top with cut-off; and the last engraved with an arrangement of flowers issuant from a vessel inscribed MI and the reverse decorated with a Russian church
    The first 21.7 cm.; the second 22.5cm.; the third 20.4 cm. (3)


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