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Old 27th December 2017, 03:34 AM   #1
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Default Turkish(?) patch box

I stumbled upon this neat little patch-box that I think is of Turkish make. Granted, my stylistic discernment is limited, at best. Thoughts?
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Old 29th December 2017, 08:23 PM   #2
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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 ).
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Old 29th December 2017, 08:29 PM   #3
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yep nothing to add or maybe this picture
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Old 29th December 2017, 08:57 PM   #4
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Here are two types of my collection with rectangular boxes the 1 heavy type and the 2nd lightweight
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Old 30th December 2017, 01:30 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 31st December 2017, 06:15 PM   #6
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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.

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Old 31st December 2017, 06:17 PM   #7
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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.

Those are simply beautiful !!!!!

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Old 1st January 2018, 04:36 AM   #8
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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

Thanks again, everyone
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