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Silver & Agate Cigarette Holder
Eastern Tibet / Western Sichuan or Yunnan Province, China
late 19th century

length: 18.5cm

This fine and elegant cigarette or cheroot holder is from Eastern Tibet or the adjoining western regions of Sichuan or Yunnan provinces in China.

It comprises a single piece of light brown agate with high-grade silver mounts that have been engraved with Sino-Himalayan scrolling motifs.

The mouthpiece end is fluted and carved with a mushroom-head mouthpiece.

The silver mounts show pleasing wear from use.

Overall, this is a delightful and elegant item without repairs and in good condition with fine patina.

Inventory no.: 1382

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