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shayde78 27th December 2017 02:34 AM

Turkish(?) patch box
 
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I stumbled upon this neat little patch-box that I think is of Turkish make. Granted, my stylistic discernment is limited, at best. Thoughts?

stelio 29th December 2017 07:23 PM

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Hello
It's a ottoman-balkan boxe from first half 19th century , put in lubricant for weapons inside .The name in Greek language is μεδουλάρι (medoulÓri ).

Kubur 29th December 2017 07:29 PM

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yep nothing to add or maybe this picture
:)

stelio 29th December 2017 07:57 PM

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Here are two types of my collection with rectangular boxes the 1 heavy type and the 2nd lightweight

Sylektis 30th December 2017 12:30 PM

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The richest Greeks ordered to silversmiths "medoularia" in silver and niello-silver (savati) with various decorations, usually Athena like Greek palaskas.

rickystl 31st December 2017 05:15 PM

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Hi Shayde.

Nice find. Unlike most you see, this one is very complete. Not missing any parts. Even the original leather hanger for suspension to a waist belt.
These are generally referred to as grease containers. To greese the patches/paper cartridges for loading the guns. As mentioned, this one is probably Ottoman/Balkan made. Also, it appears to have a hinged lid. Again, a really nice, and complete example. Congratulations.

Here is a simple, very plain example you often see. The lid is seperate from the body of the container. It would have had a leather/wool cord suspended around the body and through the lid allowing the lid to slide up/down.

Rick

rickystl 31st December 2017 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Sylektis
The richest Greeks ordered to silversmiths "medoularia" in silver and niello-silver (savati) with various decorations, usually Athena like Greek palaskas.

Those are simply beautiful !!!!!

Rick

shayde78 1st January 2018 03:36 AM

Unbelievable pics of nearly identical items in use! Thank you so much :)
I think it was being eyed for scrap, and I was able to pick it up cheaply...g l ad I saved it from being recycled :eek:

Thanks again, everyone


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