Antique CHINESE COPPER on Tin Rice/Wine Flask with Lion Handles & Relief Decor
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Antique Chinese Copper on Tin Rice/Wine Flask with Lion Handles & Relief Decor
This is quite a rare thing. I have not seen anything similar. It is of Asian most likely Chinese origins and certainly dates to mid to late 19th Century period. Similar to a tiffin Box but in one piece I believed it had a multi purpose of either carring Wine or Rice. The lid is detachable and could have multi use as a bowl- and type wine cup if turned upside down.
The main body is made of copper on a Tin/Pewter base and has applied brass relief decoration of dragons , Birds and Flora. There are two brass carry rings for attaching a carry strap to. The inside of the flask is the base metal. A very unusual and decorative piece.
Condition: The flask is still in very nice condition .All applied brass is still present as shown and has been polished in the past to a good standard.. Please note that one of the brass band son the little stem cup has slipped slightly commensurate with age / use, this could easily be knocked back into place. Stem cup part a little bashed to base and slightly tilted to one side, but still fine for use. Both little carry rings / hoops are still present as shown,. Copper has age tarnishing, as does the brass. Also has little scores to the body and little dings from age / use.
Measures approx. 27cm high by 10.5cm diameter of the base edge to edge.
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