The flask is cast in relief with a scene of the Roman general Scipio storming the walls of New Carthage. The scene is based on a 1539 engraving by Georg Pencz (1500–1550) of Nuremberg.
A. Raifé, Paris (until 1867; his estate sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, March 14–16, no. 374, for Fr 920 to Riggs); William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
"Composant la Collection de Feu M. Raifé." In Objets d'art et de curiosité du Moyen Age et de la Renaissance. Paris: Hôtel Drouot, March 14–16, 1867. p. 38, no. 374.
Bréban, Philibert. Livret-guide du Visiteur à l'Exposition Historique du Trocadéro. Exposition universelle de 1878. Paris: E. Dentu, 1878. p. 76.
Dean, Bashford, and Robert T. Nichol. Handbook of Arms and Armor, European and Oriental, edited by Stephen V. Grancsay. 4th ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 1930. p. 180, fig. 116.