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Boxes6 of 254Russian Lacquer BoxI have this beautiful very old box and I’m not sure who made it or where it originated.
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    Posted 4 months ago

    LaurenRedm…
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    The hauls of my latest charity shop trips have a very slight eastern influence. :P
    This time I found a small box with a REALLY pretty and detailed design, very similar to one I have and posted on here three years ago which I suspect this one has very similar origins and likewise has a middle eastern origin and was possibly a souvenir piece. The other item also has the look of some kind of hookah, except it seems to be styled like some kind of coffee pot. Maybe it's Turkish?
    It also happens to be made from a decent quality brass(I shone it up a lot with brass-o and it came up really well. The inside was also stuffed with some kind of icky tissue paper which I had to dampen and pick out with a tweezers-that part was yucky :(
    No dates, names or any other distinguishing marks or stamps on both pieces, so there's no indication as to the makers, years or locations both are from.
    Total cost: €6 ($7.07/£5.40)

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 4 months ago
      What elegant middle Eastern beauties Lauren, that mosaic design and the stylish pot are absolutely gorgeous! Congrats too on your skill with the brass polish, they gleam like new you're so talented
    2. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 4 months ago
      What an adorable little brass pot to go with you mosaic boxes!
    3. Manikin Manikin, 4 months ago
      It is a Brass Teapot from India . I have one that was bought by my Mom in 1960's :-) Nice mosaic box love it
    4. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 4 months ago
      Thanks a lot Newfld!...and yeah I have to admit I love finding little surprises like this that need some TLC :)
    5. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 4 months ago
      Thanks Watchsearcher- and yeah they do really match :)
    6. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 4 months ago
      Thanks Manikin, interesting that your mom has one and it's from India? That ties in with the age I suspect this piece has
    7. Congcu, 4 months ago
      The tea/coffee pot is called an "aftaba" and is Indo-Persian in origin
    8. Manikin Manikin, 4 months ago
      I have it now she has passed it is right next to me in fact :-)
    9. Manikin Manikin, 4 months ago
      Mine had a made in India sticker on it at one time
    10. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 4 months ago
      Awh thanks for the comment Manikin, and yeah it's very interesting to note what it is and where it came from (maybe?) :)
    11. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 4 months ago
      Thanks for the interesting naming of the item Congcu!

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