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Old 12th September 2017, 11:43 PM   #1
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I picked this up recently and I THINK it is some sort of incense holder. Made of brass with a hinged top. The body has rows of holes in the top half.
Any ideas as to origin, India? SE Asia?.
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Old 13th September 2017, 02:47 AM   #2
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Some sort of powder horn?

Have fun,
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Old 13th September 2017, 04:51 AM   #3
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Some sort of powder horn?

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Not a powder horn IMHO. It has holes in it.
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Interesting item, Stu! I like the look of it. Indian? Tibetan? With the holes purposely placed in it, I would suspect you are right that it probably held incense, spices or some such for fragrance. Gunpowder would spill, tobacco would dry out and liquids, well, you get the picture-
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Interesting item, Stu! I like the look of it. Indian? Tibetan? With the holes purposely placed in it, I would suspect you are right that it probably held incense, spices or some such for fragrance. Gunpowder would spill, tobacco would dry out and liquids, well, you get the picture-

Yes I thought it an interesting item also. Not really my collecting field, but it just took my fancy. I also think it is likely Indian or Tibetan but I guess it could also be SE Asian. I was hoping that someone might have a better idea than me...............
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