Powder-horns carved from buffalo horn are very rare, and notably one of this scale in which the buffalo horn was carved out into spirals, set with finely detailed ivory mounts. A similar example in the Jaipur Museum still features its original traces of polychromy and was described in "the Jeypore exhibition of 1883" as: "Of Indian carving, the powder flasks belonging to the Jeypore Court are by far the most interesting... In these there is no excess of ornament, and colour has been judiciously employed to contrast with the beautiful purity of the ivory" (Memorial of the Jeypore Exhibition 1883, volume 1, p.48).
Another comparable example is in the Clive Collection at Powis Castle, accompanied by an entry in the 1775 inventory indicating that it had once belonged to the Ist Lord Clive (Archer, Rowell, Skelton 1987, p.93, no.129). A third example is in the Tavora Sequeira Pinto Collection, Porto, attributed to Sri Lanka, sixteenth century (Gschwend and Beltz 2010, p.122, no.53).