Chuckmuck (length 5 5/8 ins); a particularly-hands

Chuckmuck (length 5 5/8 ins); a particularly-handsome example, of brown tanned leather, with mounts of silver and gold, both back and front, those on flap being also jewelled; mounts consist of four corner-plates (two back, two front) and two large central circular plates (one back, one front); all mounts have narrow edgings of silver, quite plain, enclosing sunken designs of flowers and flowing foliage in gold, richly engraved; a large bead of red coral between two turquoises mounted on each front corner-plate; a large turquoise surrounded by four small beads of red coral mounted on front central plate; on front of steel, a design, damascened in gold, representing two dragons, two laughing pigs, and a character which looks like chu (vermilion); suspension-ring, solid and square, of silver, inlaid with gold; this example has, apparently, never been in use.

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Category:
Firemaking
Object Number:
1937-682/1008
credit:
Wilkinson Sword Ltd.
status:
Permanent collection

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