An exceptional Italian boiled-leather powder flask, circa 1580
Fine Antique and Modern Firearms | A94s | Live auction | 119 Lots
DescriptionBody of finely molded, boiled leather (so-called "cuir boulli"), the top elaborately decorated with medallions and garlands, the lower section distinctly bellied and segmented with roped ridges. Iron lid with balustered nozzle, surrounded by an iron reinforcement strap decorated with thin lines, belt hook on the reverse. Height 20 cm. An elegant powder flask of exceptional craftsmanship.
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