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Caucasian powder flask
mid 17th to 18th centuryIndo-Persian arms
A very rare caucasian enamelled powder flask from the 17th century. Made from cast bronze with embossed floral decorations with inlay colours (about 30% remaining). Our item is incomplete with the two surviving parts symmetrically mounted on a display stand.
Only a few complete examples are known of which one is in the Collection of Mikhail and Sergei Botkin in The State Russian Museum of Moscou and another one in the Hermitage Museum.
8cm (3.15inch ) x 5,5cm (1.97inch )