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Another Brass oddity...Restorers Challenge or leave it be....:-)

Three piece Brass canister with removable divider insert - which sits up on little pins inside - leaves a storage or hiding space underneath.
The knob on top seems to be missing a top.

No idea on age but the engraving on the outside has an Art Nouveau look to it which would make it c 1900 or so. No makers marks or stamp.

Have asked numerous people what they think it might have been originally used for - tea caddy, lunch box - treasure chest? Someone will know.....Fascinating old piece.

Could be brass plate over copper - gave it the magnet test and no cling.

- another piece I was intending to polish up but chickened out and simply gave it a good wash. Love the patina just the way it is :-)

Dia: 17 cm
Height: 14.5 cm
Weight:1024 gms - on electronic kitchen scales
Insert is 17 cm wide x 5 cm deep.
Base is: 17 cm wide x 8.5 cm deep


I try and ship ASAP after payment is received - often same day.
Payment within 3 days of auction close is appreciated.

PLEASE - I must have DELIVERY INFO via Trade Me auction link in order to arrange shipping and have a record in case of delivery malfunction.
- No emailed addresses accepted
- No exceptions...

Happy to combine shipping but best to confirm cost before making payment.
If using Pay Now excess shipping costs will be credited to your Pay Now account promptly.

BTW: I will be slowly listing an eclectic range of weird and wonderful old Home Decor pieces, collectibles etc to come as I attempt to finish de - cluttering home & shed
Silverware, crystal, brass, retro bits and bobs.
About 500 items in all I expect.
Retirement gives me time......LoL
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  • NORTH Island Tracked Exc RD$9.00
  • NORTH Island Tracked INC RD$12.70
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  • SOUTH Island Tracked INC RD$17.70
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  • Seller location: Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, NZ

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