Powder Flask for Wheellock Pistol, French, 2nd quarter 17th century

Trapezoid-shaped small powder flask for a wheellock pistol, wooden body covered with fabric (some losses) pierced and chiseled gilt bronze mounts. The center of each side is decorated with a male bust on one and a naked female holding a dagger on the other (perhaps Lucrezia). Two small suspension rings on both sides. The spout is removable for loading.

5 1/4” – 13.3 cm. H.

4 7/8” – 12.4 cm. W.

A scarce and beautiful object in very fine condition.

Provenance: Paris – Nouveau Drouot – 28 Nov. 1986 – American private collection

Price – $8,500