German Heart Shaped Tortoiseshell Gun Powder or Priming Flask
German Heart Shaped Tortoiseshell Gun Powder or Priming Flask
German Heart Shaped Tortoiseshell Gun Powder or Priming Flask
German Heart Shaped Tortoiseshell Gun Powder or Priming Flask
German Heart Shaped Tortoiseshell Gun Powder or Priming Flask

German Heart Shaped Tortoiseshell Gun Powder or Priming Flask

1600 to 1700 Germany

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A German Heart Shaped Tortoiseshell Gun Powder or Priming Flask with Engraved Silver Mounts and Stopper with attached Chain
Late 17th Century

Size: 10cm high, 7.5cm wide, 2.5cm deep - 4 ins high, 3 ins wide, 1 ins deep
See: Finch & Co catalogue no.22, item no.71, for an Austrian carved Hippopotamus tooth powder flask
Powder or priming flasks made of exotic natural materials were often produced for show rather than as serious hunting accoutrements used to carry gunpowder for charging a muzzle loading gun. They were fashion accessories worn with the hunting dress of the period and functioned as prestige objects.
Medium
Tortoiseshell, Silver
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