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Middle East 17th-18th Century Engraved Brass Lidded Hanging Smelling Box

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Seller: tjantiquties (1,187) 98.4%, Location: Tucson, Arizona, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 371784372052 Middle East 17th-18th Century Engraved Brass Lidded Hanging Smelling Box Rare and high end Middle East (Ottoman Empire) cast and handmade lavishly engraved brass lidded smelling box made in the 17th-18th century. The main body and lid on this box were cast, the hinges and holders were handmade. The lid and part of the next are deeply cross etched so the box can be grasped for opening. The body of one side is etched with a six pointed star and surrounded by geometric designs. The other side of the body is etched with symbols of trees. The base is etched with flowing stars. The sides have hinged holders so the piece could be hung around the neck. Pieces like this were worn around the neck and contained fragrance. The designs are classic to the 17th early 18th centuries during the Ottoman Empire. The wonderful thick patina attests to the age of the box. The box is in great condition for its age. There is a slight dent in one part of the body. The lid opens and closes easily and the hinged holds move freely. These early boxes with such ornate design are rarely seen. This is a great old example. Dimensions: Height 2 inches (5.08 cm), Width 2 1/8 inches (5.4 cm), Depth 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm). If you have any questions or require additional information please call me at 520-429-0177. Note: For International sales, buyer is responsible for shipping and import duty taxes. I insure all International sales and am happy to waive right of reimbursement to the buyer if items are broken. I do not provide shipping refunds on International sales. I also do not pay for return shipping on any sales. I do provide refund (no questions asked) of the initial purchase price of an item once it is returned. Please provide tracking information if items are returned. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE

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