Italian Cuir Bouilli Powder Flask, circa 1570
Of leather (Cuir Bouilli), hemisphericaly shaped, the front deeply fluted, the ridges tooled with roping. In the upper part an oval shield surrounded by heart shaped devices, all within a border of laural leaves. Flat back with radiating lines, fitted with a loop for suspension and an iron belt hook. The top and spout of etched iron with traces of gilding.
Height with spout 6 1/2” - Width 5”
Very seldom found in this fine condition.