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Powder flask



Dimensions
15 x 13,5 cm

Weight
398 grams

Materials
copper, steel, turbo shell

Origin
Gujarat

Dating
19th century

Provenance
Belgium art market

19th century, Gujarat


From a private collection. A fine 19th century brass-mounted mother-of-pearl powder flask from Gujarat, North Western India. Formed from a turbo shell, with hammered brass fittings around the neck and a securing chain ring with a velvet belt loop to the back and a brass ball-shaped stopper. In uncleaned but very good condition. Chain should be re-attched to stopper.

Similar Gujarati powder flasks sold in the London art market at Christie's London, 7 December 2006, lot 24; Christie's South Kensington, 1 October 2012, lot 45; Bonhams London, 10 April 2008, lot 299; and in these rooms, 26 October 2018, lot 268.

REFERENCES

- Metropolitan Museum, Accession Number: 2018.211.5


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