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Powder Flask

Jeremias Ritter (German, recorded 1605–46)
ca. 1610
German, Nuremberg
Staghorn, silver, gold
L. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm); W. 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Firearms Accessories-Powder Horns
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1929
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 375
The horn is carved with a figure of Saint Hubert, patron of hunters.
Marking: Marked on one of the silver base plates: the Nuremberg mark (an N within a circle), and Jeremias Ritter's maker's makr (an arm gripping a dagger, surrounded by three stars, all within an irregular border;

On the pivoted lever of the spout cap, on its attachment, on the slide, on each side ring and on the rims of both branches of the base: an unidentified mark consisting of what may be a J on a lined background, within an ovoid border.
[J. Chominski, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, until 1929; sold to MMA].
Royal Armoury. Royal Armoury, Hay-Market: Catalogue. London, 1835. p. 13, no. 139 (possibly this flask).

Rosenberg, Marc. Der Goldschmiede Merkzeichen. Vol. 3. 3rd ed. Frankfurt: Frankfurter Verlags Anstalt, 1925. pp. 41, 83, figs. 3760, 3882.

Heinrich Hahn (Firm), Fritz Witte, Friedrich J. Marx, E. Michaels, and Wilhelm Rautenstrauch. Romanische Und Gotische Plastik Der Bekannten Sammlungen Fr. J. Marx, E. Michels, Kom.-Rat Rautenstrauch ... [120 Skulpturen Des 12.-16. Jahrhunderts], Sowie Gemälde Des 14. Bis 18. Jahrhunderts. Frankfurt am Main: H. Hahn, June 11, 1929. p. 82, no. 121, pl. 34.

Grancsay, Stephen V. "A Silver-Mounted Powder Horn." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, XXVI, no. 3 (March 1931). pp. 76–77.

Peterson, Harold L. The Treasury of the Gun. New York: Golden Press, 1962. p. 62, fig. 4.

Nickel, Helmut. Ullstein-Waffenbuch: Eine Kulturhistorische Waffenkunde Mit Markenverzeichnis. Berlin: Ullstein, 1974. p. 231.

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