Object Title

Powder flask - for the Goldsmith's Company of London

Powder flask - for the Goldsmith's Company of London



Object Number



Formerly in the collection of Sir Francis Laking (purchased privately1949.) Sold at Christies, 13 February 1913, Lot 103 (£40 19s 0d) (Property of a gentleman removed from a private museum in the country from ....about 1800)

Physical Description

For a musketeer. Triangliar is outline with concave sides.
The body is of wood covered with velvet originally red in colour with mounts of gilt brass held in place by three screws with lion mask heads. The mount on the outer face is pierced with scrollwork and is set in the centre with an oval silver plaque enamelled with a shield bearing the arms of the Goldsmith's company London as granted in 1571 - Quarterly, 1 and 4, gules, a leopard's head or, 2 and 3, azure, a covered cup and in chief two buckles tongues fesswise all or. Tall conical nozzle, the cut off lever formed as a wyvern or similar monster. The C shaped spring survives. Two of the original four suspension loops are missing as is also the belt hook at the back


pierced, assembled



OverallHeight9.75 in
OverallHeight248 mm
OverallWeight567 grm
OverallWeight1.25 lbs


Serial Number None visible



Bibliographic References

C.R. Beard, Connoisseur March, 1949. P.25 CXXIII