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Posted 5 years ago

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This item is silver in color. It breaks down with four compartments. One of the compartments has a lid. It has a residue that looks like possible ashes.
It is about 10" tall. It has a lot of decoration. As an art student, I found this very interesting. What could it be?

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  1. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 5 years ago
    Hi it looks like someone's lunch box from Asia.
  2. yardsalegirl, 5 years ago
    That is what I am thinking. Do you have any real knowledge about this? I am really not sure it is Asian...just an uneducated guess.
  3. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    I believe they are called a Tiffin box food carrier, from India I believe.
  4. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 5 years ago
    Hi, Asia is a broad area that includes India. Stylistically, yes it is Asian. And in a functional form, it is still used to this day, called tingkat, or tiffin.

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