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.

                  

Price:  SOLD