Made of a single piece of pressed and flattened carved cow horn with its original simply carved wooden base-plug: some old worn chips and abrasions. The body with three, integrally forged, screw-fastened spanner heads with a finely sculpted base with a decorative, wrought iron mounting plate-finial. Simply carved, (walnut?) base-plug, attached by means of its two iron pins/pegs. In overall very good+ untouched condition with nicely carved and patinated horn surfaces: a finely carved and turned spout-end with a faceted flat horn body of classic mid 17th century form. Retains untouched, smooth surfaces and some scattered minor handling marks, abrasions and signs of use/wear. The iron spanners with dark smooth surfaces and some light oxidation. A classic 17th Century German Wheelock Combination Powder Flask/Spanner, ca. 1650. overall. Overall length: 10 1/2".
Copy and photos from Ambrose Antiques.