Object Title

Priming flask

Priming flask

Date

1600-1699

Object Number

XXVIF.133

Provenance

Purchased Christies, 9 April 1863. From the Codrington collection.

Physical Description

Made from two pieces of ivory in the form of a leaping antelope with its hind legs extended and conjoined at the hooves, its head stretched out and its long straight horns touching its back. The suspension ring is missing and there is some damage at the beast's muzzle.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The length of theprimer is 217 mm. Weight: The weight of the primer is 0.15 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places India

Bibliographic References

J. Hewitt, addendum to the Official catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1865, no. Ad.354, p. 11.

Viscount Dillon, Illustrated guide to the Armouries, London, 1910, no. xv.650, p. 26.