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Posted 4 years ago


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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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  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    Looks like someone has been boiling water in it.
  2. DobbinDee70, 4 years ago
    A lunch box ?
  3. litenin, 4 years ago
    don't laugh............ a chamberpot ???!!!!
  4. MsDowAntiques MsDowAntiques, 4 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 --

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