A scarce Persian Qjar chiselled steel powder flask
A scarce Persian Qjar chiselled steel powder flask, probably c 1800. The swollen body is chiselled with typical Qjar designs incorporating lions attacking cattle, and pairs of partridges framed with shaped cartouches filled with flowering foliage. Swollen steel octagonal nozzle with original steel stopper. Twin steel suspension rings, woven silk hanging strap. See “The Powder Flask Book” R. Riling 1953 No 77 for a flask with an almost identical body probably from the same workshop.
Overall length 7½” (19cms)