An unusual and very scarce Indian horn powder flask
An unusual and very scarce Indian horn powder flask, c 1800. The fluted body with brass and copper inlaid decoration, and carved with a parrot’s head. Naturally sprung horn charger lever with brass suspension loop and chain. Good age patina. See Krudhorn Powder Flasks from Danish Collections by Aage Brons in “Vaabenhistorisk Aarbog XXXIX” Kobenhavn 1994 fig 117 for a closely related flask from Afghanistan.
Overall length 10” (25cms)