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Antique Tibetan ritual water bottle with Ming Dynasty textile fragments, elaborate flask, hand made silver and copper, 19thC Tibet, worn by Tantric Buddhist Monks and used to rinse the mouth before prayers,  ...
Antique Tibetan ritual water bottle with Ming Dynasty textile fragments, elaborate flask, hand made silver and copper, 19thC Tibet, worn by Tantric Buddhist Monks and used to rinse the mouth before prayers,  ...
Antique Tibetan ritual water bottle with Ming Dynasty textile fragments, elaborate flask, hand made silver and copper, 19thC Tibet, worn by Tantric Buddhist Monks and used to rinse the mouth before prayers,  ...
Antique Tibetan ritual water bottle with Ming Dynasty textile fragments, elaborate flask, hand made silver and copper, 19thC Tibet, worn by Tantric Buddhist Monks and used to rinse the mouth before prayers,  ...
Antique Tibetan ritual water bottle with Ming Dynasty textile fragments, elaborate flask, hand made silver and copper, 19thC Tibet, worn by Tantric Buddhist Monks and used to rinse the mouth before prayers,  ...
Antique Tibetan ritual water bottle with Ming Dynasty textile fragments, elaborate flask, hand made silver and copper, 19thC Tibet, worn by Tantric Buddhist Monks and used to rinse the mouth before prayers,  ...
Antique Tibetan ritual water bottle with Ming Dynasty textile fragments, elaborate flask, hand made silver and copper, 19thC Tibet, worn by Tantric Buddhist Monks and used to rinse the mouth before prayers,  ...
Antique Tibetan ritual water bottle with Ming Dynasty textile fragments, elaborate flask, hand made silver and copper, 19thC Tibet, worn by Tantric Buddhist Monks and used to rinse the mouth before prayers,  ...
Antique Tibetan ritual water bottle with Ming Dynasty textile fragments, elaborate flask, hand made silver and copper, 19thC Tibet, worn by Tantric Buddhist Monks and used to rinse the mouth before prayers,  ...
Antique Tibetan ritual water bottle with Ming Dynasty textile fragments, elaborate flask, hand made silver and copper, 19thC Tibet, worn by Tantric Buddhist Monks and used to rinse the mouth before prayers,  ...
Antique Tibetan ritual water bottle with Ming Dynasty textile fragments, elaborate flask, hand made silver and copper, 19thC Tibet, worn by Tantric Buddhist Monks and used to rinse the mouth before prayers,  ...
Antique Tibetan ritual water bottle with Ming Dynasty textile fragments, elaborate flask, hand made silver and copper, 19thC Tibet, worn by Tantric Buddhist Monks and used to rinse the mouth before prayers,  ...
Antique Tibetan ritual water bottle with Ming Dynasty textile fragments, elaborate flask, hand made silver and copper, 19thC Tibet, worn by Tantric Buddhist Monks and used to rinse the mouth before prayers, the red strap was embroidered in Tibet, and topped by a silver buckle with dorje design, a silver thunderbolt used in many ceremonies along with the bell, the cover for the bottle is made from recycled antique Chinese textile fragments that were donated as offerings to a temple, hand woven yellow silk brocade, 17th Century China, Late Ming Dynasty or Early Ching Dynasty, assembled in modern times, Imperial 5 claw dragon "Long", with extended upper snout with flaring nostrils, slightly receding lower jaw, the claws are foliate, and have a three lobed design on the paw, sometimes associated with leopard spots, very round expressive goggle shaped eyes, the clouds are tri lobed and tri colored Ruyi Sceptre heads with wispy tails, the flask is in general good condition, the cover is in poor condition, strong, but worn with restoration, the color has been enhanced in modern times with dyes, approximate sizes are: flask - 4.75 inches x 1.5 inches; strap - 13 inches x 2.5 inches; cover - 10 inches x 10.75 inches, #jr-08, for similar Ming textile examples see "Chinese Textiles, Ming to Ch'ing", Haig & Shelton, p.224; Sotheby's ny, auction 21 March 2018, lot 608, shipping is extra
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