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Posted 1 year ago

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msunknown
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I received this item from a friend of mine, neither one of us have any idea what it is. I was hoping someone here can help.
It seems to be a brass container; the top has a lid on hinges. It is 3" tall and 2 1/2" wide. Both sides have fasteners that have what's left of a leather strap. Both the front and back have an engraved/etched design.

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  1. chinablue chinablue, 1 year ago
    I can't wait to find out out what this is! I love things like this. Are there any markings/numbers/letters on it anywhere??
  2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 1 year ago
    match safe?
  3. msunknown, 1 year ago
    I can't locate any numbers/markings/letters on it. The inside is dirty; like soot. Could it have been used as an ashtray or a friend of mine thought gunpowder.
  4. chinablue chinablue, 1 year ago
    That info about the dirty inside is helpful! Check out some Ottoman or Persian gunpowder holders on google! Here's one I found that is similar:
    http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Antique-18th-Century-Brass-Ottoman-Persian-gun-powder-flask-grease-case-Islamic-/00/s/MTYwMFgxNDU4/T2eC16h,!y8E9s2fl7uwBQRnm-r5,Q~~60_35.JPG
    You may find one more like yours if you dig a bit! Hope that helps. :-)
  5. chinablue chinablue, 1 year ago
    And you'll need to copy and paste the entire link. It's not a clickable link, I'm afraid.
  6. msunknown, 1 year ago
    Thank you. I will check them out and get back to you.

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