21 May 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 562
GBP 550 - GBP 750
A GERMAN ENGRAVED STAGHORN PRIMING-FLASK; AND A GERMAN CARVED STAGHORN POWDER-FLASK
THE FIRST DATED 1570
THE SECOND CIRCA 1600
The first with inner-face of natural horn, the outer-face decorated with a half-length figure of a nobleman in late 16th century court dress, inscribed 'Ao Dni 1570' and 'NHo', with plain iron mounts, spring closure, and four rings for suspension; the second decorated with male and female figures in contemporary court dress, and with later iron mounts (the body chipped, belt hook and rings missing).
7 1/8in (18cm) and 8¼in (21cm) (2)
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