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Flask

Flask

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    1500-1600 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cuir bouilli

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Ellen Hearn

  • Museum number:

    W.38-1923

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Powder flask of cut and stamped leather (cuir bouilli), partly gilt, heart-shaped. The front is decorated in relief with a coat of arms in an escutcheon surmounted by a helmet and supported by terminal female figures. The border resembles a laurel and the sides and back are stamped with floral scrollwork. The top is made of iron with the remains of gilding. Behind is an iron hook, and the sides have rings.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

1500-1600 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Cuir bouilli

Dimensions

Height: 22.5 cm, Width: 17 cm, Depth: 7.5 cm

Descriptive line

Powder flask of cut and stamped leather. Italian, ca. 1500-1600.

Materials

Leather

Techniques

Cuir bouilli

Categories

Containers; Woodwork; Medieval and renaissance; Leather

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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