Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
Antique Tibetan flint carrying pouch (also called a mechag or chuck muck), made of leather with repousse silver plaques, inlaid with turquoise and coral front. Motifs of filigree and flora are seen through the silver plating. The leather purse is made to hold a flint piece and some burnable material. The flint is struck against the iron blade, making a spark which is caught in the material. The top is fitted with brass hardware for hanging from a leather strap.

19th century

Dimensions: 5 1/4" L x 1" D x 3 1/4" H
item #1399512