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TRYING TO IDENTIFY THIS WOODEN BOX

Discussion in 'Civil War Uniforms & Relics' started by Kazzia, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. Kazzia

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    TRYING TO IDENTIFY THIS WOODEN BOX - Any ideas on here? s-l1600.jpg s-l1600 (1).jpg s-l1600 (2).jpg s-l1600 (1).jpg s-l1600 (3).jpg
     
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    Is there a lining or anything inside...maybe for use as a humidor? The style is IMHO purely decorative.
     
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    a three-star-general's sugar bowl (someone like patton, maybe)
     
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    Is there a "Made in India" tag on the bottom? This looks like a 20th century (likely 1960s or 1970s) artistic interpretation of a British Army Shako as a trinket box, and the copper just screams India to me....
     
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    looks like a cookie jar
     
  7. Kazzia

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    no lining at all just wood
     
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    In the setting you have it in ,I'm guessing ice bucket. I forgot to Welcome you
     
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    Hello Kazzia, welcome to the forums.

    I also think it looks like an ice bucket from the 1960s-1970s era.
     
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    I agree with John42768 that it looks like an ice bucket.
     
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    Looks more like a cookie jar to me
     
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    Ice bucket from no earlier than 1970
     
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    Ice Bucket. I believe at one time it had a plastic insert.
     
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    I'm guessing tobacco humidor. However, your juxtaposition with food stuffs suggests that you think it's a spice container, which is certainly possible. I think it's walnut, but that only suggests that it was probably made in the midwest.
     
  17. Package4

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    I agree, Ice Bucket, I seem to remember my parents having one similar and the bill of the cap held two glasses and a pair of ice tongs.
     
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