Tinder-bag in form of a pocket (length 2 3/4 ins)

Tinder-bag in form of a pocket (length 2 3/4 ins) of bead-work; flap held closed by a small pearl button and lined with fine white leather; exterior bears, on one side, a chequered design and, on other side, a flowing design in colours on a blue ground; contains flint (a rough flake) and tinder (amadou); 19th century; bought at Halle, Saxony, 1892. Germany. [One of fifteen examples (nos 910-924, all European and most dating to the first half of the nineteenth century. All small - approx. 3 ins square - to be carried in a pocket. Most are leather, with made of tapestry, wool-work or bead-work. Tinder and flint would be carried inside, whilst in most the steel is fixed to the bottom of the bag].

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Category:
Firemaking
Object Number:
1937-682/924
credit:
Wilkinson Sword Ltd.

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