Mid 19th century English leather and brass trimmed cartridge case made by William Cartwright in Norwich. This distinctive piece has high quality brass mounts with a leather handle and closes with straps. The interior is divided into two sections with leather strips to raise the ammunition. The outside measures 13 1/2" by 6" deep and 6 1/4" high. It has overall darkening on the leather which adds to the handsome effect.
AN ENGLISH BRASS-MOUNTED LEATHER-COVERED OAK CARTRIDGE CASE BY JAMES PURDEY & SONS, EARLY 20TH CENTURY The hinged cover with carrying handle and embossed with the initials H.J.J., with leather straps, and dividers to the interior