Adolph Piehl Collection, Bonn
Anton Vecht Collection, Amsterdam, his sale, Sotheby's London, 10th November 1938, lot 98
With Vecht, Amsterdam, 20th August 1960
Fritz and Mary Biemann Collection, Zurich
These arms were granted to the Matthias family on 6th September 1558 (see J.B.Rietstap, Armorial Général, vol.II, p.174).
Similar armorial Schraubflaschen with flowers are mostly of Saxon manufacture and date between 1640 and 1690. For a fuller list and discussion of these flasks see Saldern and Klesse, op,cit., p.340.
A very similar flask, also dated 1644, was offered by Galerie J.Kugel in Paris, May 1970.
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