Saxon Powder Flask circa 1600
Stained wood body of flattened rectangular section curved in an arc, fitted with blackened iron mounts. The front well carved in high relief with a rider on horseback within a curvilinear framework, surmounted by a hound. The curved sides carved with floral scrollwork on a hatched ground. The mounts with loops for suspension, the original belt hook retained on the reverse.
Overall condition is excellent.
This flask is from a series that originally formed part of the equipment issued to the Trabantenleibgarde of the Electors of Saxony.
Provenance: Historical Museum, Dresden.
Henry Griffith Keasbey Collection, sold at American Art Galleries NY 1925, lot #.56
American Private Collection.