Middle Eastern Copper Box

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by 2manybooks, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    I have found a few comparables for this copper/copper alloy box on ebay, but none of the sellers seem to know for certain where such things were made, when, or what they were used for. Guesses include Ottoman, Persian, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, and possibly for storing spices. It is about 6 3/4" (17 cm) in diameter, and 4 1/2" (11.5cm) tall. As it is provided with a hasp for a lock, I assume something of value was stored in it. I don't see any evidence of tinning on the inside. I am hoping someone here is familiar with such things, and can tell me something about it. Thanks in advance.
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  2. i need help

    i need help Moderator Moderator

    Maybe Chipati Box?
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  3. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    A cotter pin/key holding the lock hardware,wouldn't take much to pull the pin and open the lock.Not something I would call a secure container.
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  4. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I don't think chapatis.
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  5. i need help

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  7. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

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  8. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

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    i need help Moderator Moderator

    Thanks for looking. I thought if it were for betel nuts, you might know. :smuggrin:
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  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Nice box, it is Indian, and looks antique. A bit too small for chapatis, so most likely a sweets box. You will find more if you look for katordaan.:)
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