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Powder Flask

Maker:
Joseph Cano (Spanish, Madrid, documented 1733–died 1751)
Date:
ca. 1740–50
Geography:
Madrid
Culture:
Spanish, Madrid
Medium:
Tortoiseshell, steel, gold
Dimensions:
L. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
Classification:
Firearms Accessories-Flasks & Primers
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles M. Schott Jr., 1917
Accession Number:
19.53.87
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 375
Cano worked for the Spanish kings Felipe V and Felipe VI. He was appointed royal gunsmith in 1749.
Inscription: Inscribed on the ornamental belt hook: JOSEPH CANO.
Charles M. Schott Jr., New York City (until 1919; his gift to MMA).
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