A Carved Yak-horn Priming-Flask, or Rdzas Rva Or Pho Rva, 18th - 19th century

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Item ref: 2812

  • Tibet
  • Yak-horm, silver, wood, brass and iron
  • 20 cm / 8 in


From the Collection of Dr Gordon, purchased from Spink and Son in September, 1994

Within the known examples of the Tibetan small flasks designed specifically as containers for priming gunpowder, the use of elaborately carved yak-horn as the primary material is extremely rare, and in this instance is perhaps unique as a surviving example.