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A Viennese Ormolu-Mounted Powder-Flask for a Sporting Gun, c. 1730

Item Ref: 1671 Price on application


Austria, Vienna. Cowhorn, bronze, gold.


Private collection, United Kingdom

With curved triangular body formed of flattened variegated cowhorn, the outer face fitted with a gilt-bronze relief plaque cast with a pierced design of trophies, both of hunting and of war and entwined with the laurels of Victory and the oak sprigs of Steadfastness, with gilt- bronze base cast with a band of flowers, delicately moulded gilt top cast with alternating bands of rose ornament and rococo scrollwork, fitted with a pair of rings for suspension cords, and the mounts preserved with almost all of their original brilliant fire-gilding.

Size: Length 24 cm / 9.5 in