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Old 15th October 2018, 10:41 AM   #1
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Default NORTH AFRICAN/YEMENI OR OMAN POWDER FLASKS

A recent Acquisition of Powder Flasks one is from North Africa also found in Afganistan,is made of wood covered with leather,the back of the flask shows the crude stiching and the handmade eyelets.there is a decoration on the front face,the decoration has 2 round brass inserts.there is a wooden slide with a hole in it,when the slide is in proper position-powder can flow in the spout.The flask is 170mm[6.7 inches spout included.the max width is 160 mm.
The second one is from Yemen or Oman,I like the semi precious stones
Size 20 cmx19 cm x8.3 cm and weight is 520 gms

Also last picture of the one from same region which I did not win
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Old 15th October 2018, 12:14 PM   #2
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Hi Rajesh,

Good stuff, yes Afghan and two Yemeni!
i got some new things that I have to post too.

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Old 15th October 2018, 09:03 PM   #3
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Hi Rajesh,
Nice flasks. I have a similar Afghani flask with a different method of powder cut off. Activated by the loop on the left side.......pic attached. Also the spout on mine is metal whereas yours looks to be wood.
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Old 16th October 2018, 09:42 AM   #4
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Hi Rajesh,

Good stuff, yes Afghan and two Yemeni!
i got some new things that I have to post too.

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Thanks Kubur,good to know its from yemen.please do post your powder flasks when u can
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Old 16th October 2018, 09:47 AM   #5
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Hi Rajesh,
Nice flasks. I have a similar Afghani flask with a different method of powder cut off. Activated by the loop on the left side.......pic attached. Also the spout on mine is metal whereas yours looks to be wood.
Stu

Thanks Stu
Yes similar slightly different ,have another one too which i had posted aerlier has the metal spout like yours
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Old 16th October 2018, 03:19 PM   #6
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Hi Bandook

Nice find. Congratulations. Those Afghan style leather covered wood flasks seemed to have been very popular in the Region. You find many original examples. I have three myself. This one I was lucky to find is extra nice condition. You often see this style of flask mounted on Afghan gun belts.

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and here is mine, from Yemen....
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Old 17th October 2018, 09:50 AM   #8
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That's beautiful Kubur with red coral/agate inserts,shows nice patina.what would be the rough age of the flask??
Thanks for posting
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Old 17th October 2018, 09:57 AM   #9
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Hi Rick,
Thanks for the picture very similar to my example and the information
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That's beautiful Kubur with red coral/agate inserts,shows nice patina.what would be the rough age of the flask??
Thanks for posting
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Like yours i guess, second part of the 19th c. and probably used until early 20th c.
I like yours because the shape is very close to the Ottoman models that they copied...
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