Tibetan Flint Pouch in Lucite Case

c. 1850
$1,480 USD SOLD
Dimensions
W: 7.75" D: 4.0" H: 6.0"
Materials
Silver
Brass
Collection #
CER001
Estimated Shipping
$75

In 19th-century Tibet, many men carried tools to help ensure survival in the often-harsh climate of the Tibetan Plateau. A flint pouch was essential, and was attached to the belt as a compartment for shards of flint and other small items.

This leather flint pouch is highly decorated with brass and silver metalwork in low relief. Centered around a bead of red coral, the silver elements are comprised of floral rosettes and swirling scrollwork. The top hinge is shaped as a two-headed hong dragon, thought to be the embodiment of a rainbow. Displayed in a custom lucite case, this sculptural flint pouch is an incredible example of Tibetan metalwork.

Additional Dimensions:
Pouch: 7"W x 3.5"D x 4"H

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