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Old 22nd November 2019, 09:19 PM   #1
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Default Can anyone tell me the origin of this item ?

Once upon a time, this beautiful item was a covered container until some idiot many years ago decided that it would be a great idea to put a pocket watch inside it so he added a hinge and placed a hole in it for the wind-up stem.
It is still a wonderful item to me, so I had to have it with all of its defects. It tests out to a high grade of silver.
Could it be Turkish, Tibetan or Persian? Any guesses would be appreciated!
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Old 22nd November 2019, 09:56 PM   #2
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I do not know where this is from, but the decoration in the center is reminiscent of the decoration on the hilts of yataghans from Focha - like the one in my avatar.

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Old 23rd November 2019, 04:20 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply; one vote for Turkish.
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Old 23rd November 2019, 06:48 PM   #4
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Oh Ottoman, and eve Focha - no doubt!


I like it!
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Old 23rd November 2019, 08:17 PM   #5
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Two votes for Turkish by highly esteemed members, so Turkish it is.
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