Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bavaria, Germany - the center of 15th and 16th century gunmaking
From the November 2013 auction by the same sales house:
A very fine Saxon flask for a caliverman officer of the Trabanten-Leibgarde (bodyguard) of the Electors of Saxony, either Christian I or Christian II, ca. 1585-1600, the cowhorn body partially encased with pierced and engraved fire-gilt copper plates.
The experts did not recognize the fine Saxon provenance which is proved by the style of engraving of the horseman; the very same figure is found on the silvered or gilt mounts of contemporary Saxon patrons/cartridge boxes, like the one pictured on a 1975 GDR b/w photo (2 bottom attachments).