London, South Kensington
30 November 2005
A brass-mounted tinder pouch or "chuckmuck"
CHINESE, EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
The mount cast and pierced with two dragons surmounting the sacred pearl -- 3¼ins. (8.5cms.); a further brass-mounted tinder pouch, the mount cast and pierced with a Chinese inscription, eighteenth century -- 3 7/8ins. (9.8cms.); and a silver mounted tinder pouch, the mounts stamped with scrollwork and applied with coral beads, the steel part-decorated with damascened scrollwork, Mongolian, seventeenth/eighteenth century -- 4½ins. (11.2cms.) (3)
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