Unusual Brass Pot Identification help please

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  1. paulk4444

    paulk4444 New Member

    20210611_093627.jpg 20210611_093229.jpg 20210611_093218.jpg Hi, I picked this brass pot up a few weeks ago. I believe it is used for burning incense and possibly from Egypt. The repair made to the base seems to be an old repair possibility indicates there is some age to it. If anyone could confirm if this pot is from Egyptian and its possible age I would very grateful.
     
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  2. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    Looks like a spittoon.
     
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  3. paulk4444

    paulk4444 New Member

    Hi,thanks for your reply, yes it does look like a spittoon. Got me thinking about it even more now. Thing is, the repair to the base seems to be possibly due to the pot being exposed to a prolonged low heat like when burning incense.
     
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  4. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    I think spittoon as well. Maybe when they went out of fashion someone tried to repurpose it as something else and it suffered damage.

    I love seeing old repairs like that and that lizard is delightful!
     
  5. paulk4444

    paulk4444 New Member

    Yes very possible, I see where you coming from. thank you for your help :)
     
  6. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    HAHAHA!! Spittoon was my immediate first thought as well, but on seeing the bottom, someone though highly enough to preserve it....and it does look like it probably was exposed to too much heat....so a "conundrum" to ME, it is!!!! If a spittoon, let's hope it didn't leak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:smuggrin::rolleyes::p
     
  7. paulk4444

    paulk4444 New Member


    Hi, thanks for taking a look and sharing your thoughts do you think it is Egyptian?
     
  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    The decoration is Egyptian, so it has a yes from me. As to the purpose, I have no idea. Burning incense seems very unlikely to me. Putting it down on a hard, possibly rocky, surface a few times too often seems more likely.
     
  9. paulk4444

    paulk4444 New Member


    Hi, thank you for taking a look and sharing your thoughts. Much appreciated
     
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