Antique 18th - 19th century Tibetan Belt Pouch Coin Purse
Authentic antique, 19th century, museum quality Tibetan belt pouch - purse composed of silver, brass, iron and leather. The front richly decorated with solid silver plaques finely adorned with foliage pattern, and studded with corals and turquoise, mounted on the top with brass suspension fitting cast in relief and adorned on the center with mask.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length of the front silver frame: 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in).
CONDITION: In good condition considering its age, Leather is still flexible, showing the age and usage.
A very similar Pouch from the collection of The Los Angles County Museum is published in the book “Art of Tibet” A catalogue of the Los Angles County Museum of Art Collection. By Pratapaditya Pal. Page 254, No. R19.
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We will also provide the buyer with photocopies of the pages from the mentioned references together with a certificate of authenticity.
Market is flooded by reproductions of Tibetan Pouches, recently made, in China and Tibet. These reproductions do not have any historical or investment value, this is a 100% authentic antique Tibetan Pouch and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.