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    Posted 11 years ago

    Ter7476
    (2 items)

    Found this at an estate sale, I have no idea of what it is. Any ideas??
    It is very old, made out of metal. There is a place on the front where a lock can be used, opens up. Approximately 6 inches high, 9 inches wide.

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    Comments

    1. walksoftly walksoftly, 11 years ago
      Looks like someone has been boiling water in it.
    2. DobbinDee70, 11 years ago
      A lunch box ?
    3. litenin, 11 years ago
      don't laugh............ a chamberpot ???!!!!
    4. MsDowAntiques MsDowAntiques, 11 years ago
      SOLVED on facebook by Gayathri Iyer: I've seen a lot of these growing up in India and my parents have similar cases for ornamental purposes--usually made out of brass or bronze. Just a box or "dabba" as its called in India. There are bigger versions of these and they are called "sandook"--kind of like a small chest/suitcase.
      Vintage Brass Box, made in India -- http://www.etsy.com/listing/112156670/vintage-brass-box-made-in-india

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