Tibetan Flint Striker Studded with Coral and Turquoise

c. 1850
$1,280 USD SOLD
W: 5.5" D: 2.0" H: 6.0"
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Many flint pouches are utilitarian, but this one is unusually luxuriant: the leather surface is studded with turquoise and coral. Some wealthy, 19th century Tibetan could have used this finely crafted leather pouch to carry flint, or he may have saved it to wear on special occasions.

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