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18th/19thC, HIMALAYAN PURSE. (BAGHU)  #8503

An 18th/19th century Himalayan Purse (Baghu) from Eastern Tibet the leather purse decorated on the front with repousse work in silver and gold the front set with a turquoise cabochon in a gold coloured mount, the underneath of the purse with a decorated with engraved silver band and two silver mounts, most of the rear decoration missing, with the original leather suspension strap, decoration missing. 4½ inches across.  #8503to.

Purses such as this would have been worn by extremely wealthy woman or aristocracy as a sign of their social standing and were used for carrying money, tobacco and other small items.

£350.00

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