An unusual and very scarce Indian horn powder flask c 1800.

Item:
981
Region:
India
Type:
Miscellaneous
Description:
An unusual and very scarce Indian horn powder flask c 1800. The fluted body is inlaid with small copper and brass rings, and carved with a parrots head with inlaid eyes (one missing). Naturally sprung horn charger lever. Good age patina.
Metrics:
Length 10¼” (25.8cms)
Notes:
See Aage Brons “Krudhorn-powder flasks from Danish Collections” in Vaabenhistorisk Aarbog XXXIX, Kobenhavn 1994 fig 117 for a closely related flask from Afghanistan.
Price:
£645