Steel for making a spark

Made:
1801-1900 in China

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Steel for making a spark, roughened steel attached to oblong wooden handle carved with Chinese characters, Chinese, 1801-1900

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A655298
Materials:
complete, steel and wood
Measurements:
handle: 107 mm x 11 mm x 37 mm,
type:
steel domestic ware, ethnography (chinese), smoking (accessories) and domestic ware, ethnography (chinese), smoking (accessories) and steel
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • lighter - fire-making equipment
  • tinder-box