Vintage Middle Eastern Round Casket Box Copper w/ Tin Plate
Repousse Ethnic Art
Vintage Middle Eastern round copper
box, tin plated repousse hinged box with latch.
We are very happy to be able to offer
this very unique round, copper, tin plated, lidded box.
This box came to us from a local collector.
It was originally from the middle east, what was once known
as Persia. This box is fabricated from sheet Copper plated with
tin, it has a hand hammered design on the lid and sides of the
box. The bottom and sides are joined with a fold over joint.
The hinge and latch are very heavy for the piece, and appear
to be made of brass. The two top knobs that look to have been
used as anchor points for a handle, are also very stout, as
is their method of attachment. We are unsure what the original
intended use of this box was, but today,it could be an interesting
and beautiful way to store your small personal treasures.
The total height of this box is 6
inches. It's diameter is 9 3/16. The inside wall is 4 inches.
Weight - 4.25 pounds
Condition- I have now idea how old
this box is, but it shows an overall wear of the tin plating
with the base copper showing through. The hinge and latch are
both missing their original pins, and have been repaired with
heavy wire and a nail. The sides and top have small pin holes
where the original artisan tapped a bit to hard and punched
through the surface when creating the design.
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