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Old 17th October 2016, 07:20 PM   #1
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Hi Guys,

This mysterious powder flask was sold recently (maybe to a forum member).
Any idea of her origin and date??

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Old 17th October 2016, 10:38 PM   #2
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I would wonder if it is Indian or from Sri Lanka..........
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Old 24th October 2016, 06:15 AM   #3
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I would wonder if it is Indian or from Sri Lanka..........


Thank you, yes India is my choice too.
No one is inspired by this lovely powder flask?
I wonder if it's ivory or bone...
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Old 24th October 2016, 07:19 AM   #4
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Hi Kubur,
Obviously the shape is of a parrot. You say this was sold recently. What did the seller describe it as? Do you have a listing reference?
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Old 24th October 2016, 06:11 PM   #5
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This is a delightful item although finding a similar pattern flask is difficult. I have seen other uses in the line of birds.. It seems rather impractical as a powder flask but on that I cannot be certain. Northern India turned out a lot of bird decorated items ...here's a finial in brass (on a grey background)...and other interpretations of birds. My favourite is a Barutdan from Central Asia..with a Turquoise eye.
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