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 | 91 Lots

Starting Price € 6,500

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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 post-auction sales to our "From castles and palaces - selected art and works of art from antiquity to the 20th century" auction from Sept. 25, 2020 has already started, and will run all the way through Nov. 6, 2020. Until then you can purchase all unsold lots at the starting price plus the buyers premium of 25%.