Lot 55

A Saxon powder flask with a bullet reservoir for wheellock puffers, circa 1580

From castles and palaces - selected art and works of art from antiquity to the 20th century | A87p | Live auction | 245 Lots

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Description

The bellied, wooden body flattened at the back, with rich inlays of engraved and blackened bone. Lions' heads amidst decorative tendrils at the sides, a large lion's head on the base. Blackened iron mounting, the conical spout with two spring catches, one spring is broken. Two bullet ducts at the back below a hinged lid with a secret fastening mechanism. Four iron carrying loops at the sides. Height 16 cm.
A rare powder flask, part of a set for Saxon wheellock puffers.
Condition: II

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The auction includes 246 lots and starts on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 4 pm (CET). The pre-sale viewing will take place from September 19 - 24, 2020 from 10 am to 6 pm (CET).