19th Century Pair Brass Kabu19th Century Pair Brass Kabu19th Century Pair Brass Kabu19th Century Pair Brass Kabu19th Century Pair Brass Kabu19th Century Pair Brass Kabu19th Century Pair Brass Kabu19th Century Pair Brass Kabu19th Century Pair Brass Kabu19th Century Pair Brass Kabu

Once considered essential decorations for royalty, these large, intricately-crafted brass jars, called Kabu, are now considered collectors’ items. Kabu were hand-made in Tugaya, Philippines, in the small community of Bubong, well-known for its brass works, until the rise in metal prices in recent years. The workshops of Bubong are empty and silent now. Our near-pair date from circa 1900. Taken apart, they can be used as candlesticks. One jar is 44 ½ inches tall; the other is slightly shorter (please see our last photo to show the size alongside a wine glass). Brass bands are artfully inlaid with copper. These two jars had once been converted into floor lamps and each bears a hole for the electrical cords. There is some wear as well as casting flaws shown in our photos but these do not detract from these wonderfully decorative objets.

Item ID: 102367

19th Century Pair Brass Kabu

$1,250 USD

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