Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Powder Flask with Spanner, Primer, and Bullet Compartment

Date:
late 16th century
Geography:
Augsburg or Nuremberg
Culture:
German, Augsburg or Nuremberg
Medium:
Bronze, gold
Dimensions:
L. 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm); W. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 1 oz. (481.9 g)
Classification:
Firearms Accessories-Powder Horns
Credit Line:
Gift of Christian A. Zabriskie, 1936
Accession Number:
36.149.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 375
The relief decoration on the front includes hunting scenes. The engraving on the back shows the coat of arms of the Bavarian nobleman Hans Albrecht von Closen.
Inscription: Engraved on the back: ·HANNS·ALWERRECHT·VONN·CLOSNN· (the name of the Bavarian nobleman Hans Albrecht von Closen), along with his coat of arms.
Ex. coll.: Richard Zschille, Grossenhain, Saxony, Germany; Samuel H. Austin, Philadelphia; Frank Gair Macomber, Boston; Christian A. Zabriskie.
Los Angeles. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," January 15–March 18, 1953.

San Francisco. California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 18–June 7, 1953.

Pittsburgh. Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute. "Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," October 1953–April 1954.

Hagerstown. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. "Loan Exhibition of Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 27–March 31, 1955.

Newark. Newark Museum Association. "Loan Exhibition of Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 15–September 15, 1955.

Catalogue of the Collection of Armour and Arms and Hunting Equipments of Herr Richard Zschille, of Grossenhain.. London: Wm. Clowes & Sons, January 25–February 1, 1897. p. 129, no. 740.

Samuel H. Austin Collection: Ancient Arms and Weapons, Egyptian Antiquities and Oriental and European Curios. New York: Lent & Graff Co., April 24–28, 1917. no. 546.

The Frank Gair Macomber Collecion of Arms and Armor, Tapestries, Paintings and Objects of Art. New York: William Bradford Press, December 10–12, 1936. pp. 19, 59, no. 371.

Grancsay, Stephen V. Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1953. p.34, no. 141.

Grancsay, Stephen V., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Loan Exhibition of Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hagerstown, Md.: Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, February 27–March 31, 1955. p. 35, no. 133.

Rietstap, J. B., and Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Armorial Général. Vol. 1. 3rd ed. ed. Baltimore, 1972. p. 436 (for arms of von Closen zu Haydenburg, Bavaria).

Nickel, Helmut, William Reid, Ian Eaves, Mario Scalini, Claude Gaier, Álvaro Soler Del Campo, Jean-Pierre Reverseau, Jan Piet Pyupe, Donald J. La Rocca, Jeffrey Forgeng, Jonathan Tavares, Dirk H. Breiding, Pierre Terjanian, and Mr. Ronald S. Lauder. The Armorer's Art: Essays in Honor of Stuart Pyhrr, edited by Donald J. La Rocca. Woonsocket, Rhode Island: Andrew Mowbray Inc. – Publishers, 2014. p. 144 (footnote 6).

Terjanian, Pierre. "A French Renaissance Powder Flask in the Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art." In The Armorer's Art: Essays in Honor of Stuart Pyhrr. Woonsocket, Rhode Island: Andrew Mowbray Inc. – Publishers, 2014. p. 144 (footnote 6).



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