This lovely old tin has no markings so hard to know where it originated. The design appear to be Hindu or Asian so possibly from India or Indonesia, South East Asia. The design on the base appears to be a LOTUS FLOWER and the relief design work looks to be of Hindu Gods.The tin is quite solid, does have a few small dents but generally in very good condition.I think it will have been used as a BETEL NUT CONTAINER and may well have had smaller tin compartments inside originally. This is an old piece,...Circa 1900 or earlier.... beautifully made and quite intriguing really. Stands 3 3/4 high with a diameter of 5 1/2 inches.
At Molloy's of Milford Antiques Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
Specialists in Pacific Islands Items, Victoriana, And a Fascinating Range of General Collectibles
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