Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bavaria, Germany - the center of 15th and 16th century gunmaking
Finest 16th to 18th Century German Powder Flasks - a Unique Collection!
All these came from a private collection and were sold through Hermann Historica, Munich, in 2013.
Among them are some of the finest quality the author has ever come across.
The atts. show a horn associated with hunting, ca. 1730-5o; both the style and the quality of the engraving bear witness of an artisan that must have ranged among the very best of his profession.
The horn bears owner's initials C.B. and an inscription in Old German, meaning:
"As long as I will lead this coat of arms, a true friend shall always feel my true heart."