Antique 18th Century Tibetan Buddhist Gilded Iron Lama's Pen Case Derge 1700

$ 2,200
$ 2,200
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SKU C907
A fine & unusally large antique Tibetan gilded iron pen case, circa 1700.
The cylindrical pen case in two parts & made from gilded iron, with finely pierced openwork and engraved decoration. At each end is a stylized bulbous shaped lotus blossom finial, both the the short end & long end having skillfully engraved openwork with foliate & dragon decoration. The pencase having two loops to receive a cord so the case could be hung from a sash or belt, the case is of unusually large size at 24.5" in length. Origin, Derge, Eastern Tibet.
Condition is very good indeed, the metal has a warm mellow patina.
Provenance, From a prominent collection of Asian Art, San Francisco, California


1.5 inches high × 24.5 inches wide × 1.5 inches deep


high × wide x deep

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