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« on: December 22, 2019, 02:36:28 am »


Here is a Mongolian bottle with what I believe is the original pouch/case.  Have not seen something like this before.

Perhaps it would wrap around the owners belt ?


George,

     You seem to be on a roll with pouches! This one looks quite intriguing. I've never come across one like it before, and have no idea how it would be worn / carried. Good luck in winning it.

     Regarding the 'Mongolian' bottle accompanying the pouch, I have the following comment: Over the course of five visits to Ulaanbaatar I came across a fair number of snuff bottles, but never found any like this (which I always understood to be Mongolian from descriptions in snuff bottle publications). When I asked a local why there weren't any to be seen, his answer was that they are Tibetan, not Mongolian!

     Since other Mongolian artifacts seen in their cultural museum do include silver-work inlaid with coral and turquoise, I conclude that they perhaps did make snuff bottles of this kind in the 18th and 19th centuries, but no longer do. And, since snuff bottles continued to evolve and be used up to the present time, that style was long ago replaced by what one sees today.

Best,
Tom
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