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A SAXON HEMI-SPHERICAL WOODEN PRIMING-FLASK

CIRCA 1590

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A SAXON HEMI-SPHERICAL WOODEN PRIMING-FLASK
Circa 1590
Blackened, with turned inner-face, the outer-face stamped in imitation of rough staghorn and inset with a silver roundel etched with a strapwork pattern filled with foliage, fitted with iron top and nozzle etched with small panels of scrolls on a blackened granular ground, the cut-off en suite, and retaining two etched rings for suspension (one missing).
4 5/8in (11.8cm)
Provenance
The Saxon Electoral Armouries, Dresden,
Sotheby & Co., Highly Important Arms from the Saxon Royal Collections, March 23rd, 1970, lot 41
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