Cartridge Case and Powder Flask

Cartridge Case and Powder Flask

Cartridge Case and Powder Flask
Dresden, Germany
Steel, wood, leather
1580–1620
Museum nos. 1539-1856 and 2234-1855

These two firearm accessories were attached by their loops to a belt worn across the body, known as a bandolier. They equipped the guards of the Elector of Saxony, in Dresden. Etched decoration was particularly popular at the Dresden court and decorated a range of implements including the Elector’s own gardening and woodworking tools.