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Old 6th June 2012, 05:13 PM   #3
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Another early musketeer's flask, Nuremberg, 1577-78, from one of the Graz deliveries, the body covered with green silk, the nozzle complete with its rare small top lid secured by a delicate chain, the side rings retaining their fine and original purple, yellow and green silk and wood tassels.

Next a contemporary and matching Nuremberg priming flask, 1577-78, the body covered with black silk, and retaining its original leather string.

Following an extremely fine and rare Austrian musketeer's flask, ca. 1560-70, the body covered with paper (!) and painted green, the iron mounts originally painted red in the Late-Gothic tradition and overpainted in black in the 17th century, preserved in virtually 'untouched' condition, heaviliy patinated throughout.

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