German Heart Shaped Tortoiseshell Gun Powder or Priming Flask

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


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.

German Heart Shaped Tortoiseshell Gun Powder or Priming Flask

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