A lacquered horn powder flask
A lacquered horn powder flask from the Chin / Arakan Hills area of the Indo-Burmese border, early to mid 19th century. Lacquered in red and black, including the end cap which presumably doubles as a powder measure. Leather strap with iron buckle. An old label attached inscribed “Birdwood. Siyin Chin Powder Horn”
Overall length 12½” (32cms)
George C. M. Birdwood was a notable collector of Indian art and artifacts, but is probably best known for his seminal work “The Industrial Arts of India” 2 Volumes, 1880.