Early 19th century. Have an identical pair. Each 9 1/2” length, leather formed with bag shaped lower segment and curved tubular neck. Made of a single piece with fine hand stitched inset seam. The bodies decorated in relief throughout. The necks in chevron and reeded pattern, and the backs with calligraphy band. The sides with a central figure of a leopard one side and a hound the other, both surrounded by calligraphy band. The decoration accented in black throughout. Both bodies excellent with fine glossy patina, suspended with pierced buckles and broad leather straps. Both iron stoppers on braided leather cords intact. Each, the finest of these that we have encountered, acquired from a 1950s collection intact until recently.
Price per pouch.