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Group of Three 19th Century Tibetan Leather and Metal Flint Striker Purses

$3,900per set


A very nice group of mounted early 19th century Tibetan leather and silver purses. The purses originally used to carry tinder and flint, with the two larger purses still containing fire starting materials. The pouches are made from leather with a steel striker and embellished with silver, brass, coral and turquoise. The two larger purses with the original leather hanging straps.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 13 in. (33.02 cm)Width: 7 in. (17.78 cm)Depth: 3 in. (7.62 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 3
  • Style
    Tibetan (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1820
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. The pouches all in good antique condition, showing signs of use. The large coral bead with a crack, as seen in photos.
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU894710091181

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Located in Austin, TX

Founded in 2001, Lotus Gallery offers a carefully curated selection of furniture, jewelry, sculpture and works of art spanning millennia, continents and cultures. Although it seeks out beauty in all its forms, they specialize in Asian antiquities, especially Chinese pieces from the Han and Tang dynasties and chinoiserie. Based in Austi...

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