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Antique Tibetan Needle Case with inlay - 19th C
Antique Tibetan Needle Case with inlay - 19th C


 
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Our Price: £250.00

Product Code: SRB-ARTS-0006

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A unique antique Tibetan silver needle case, inlaid with sherpa coral and turquoise cabachons. It has a great patina from years of being worn and handled and displays a beautiful floral motif to the front and reverse. The sides have also been engraved with a floral decoration. The overall condition of this piece is excellent. A sliding tray removes to reveal a compartment for storing needles and thread. Ornate needle cases were typically worn on a belt and prized for their practical use but were also highly valued as jewellery and used widely as such.

Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Weight: 77 grams
length 94 mm, width 49.5 mm
Material: Tibetan Silver with coral and turquoise cabachons.
Age: 19th C


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