very old MIDDLE EAST PERSIAN ISLAMIC etched SNUFF BOX iron? steel? ROUGHLY HEWN prayers?
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… might be silver / nickel over iron or over steel? unknown … such a nice addition to any tobaccania or snuff box collection
• very nice & very old detailed Islamic Persian Middle Eastern hand wrought snuff box • may have a maker’s mark – I tried to focus on what might be a mark at the rear left as per photo # • magnet sticks • date unknown however, very old as one can tell from the interior (as indicated in photos) • early hand forged double interior hinge – opens & closes nicely • engraved detailing on top of box depicts Middle Eastern man & woman kneeling; perhaps, in prayer or sharing a meal • quite a weighty piece: 94 grams • as found – age appropriate untouched old patina • tiny separation at rear RH top side edge as indicated • measures: 2 ½”L x 1 ¾”W x 1”H (unopened) • $155.00
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