Persian Copper Goat Milk Pitcher with Lid 1876 Museum Piece

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  Iranian or Persian COPPER VESSEL originally used by the nomadic  tribes in Iran for gathering goat's milk.  It is beautifully  shaped with an attached lid is hand engraved chiseled Islamic motif of flowers, archways and other symbols. It is a washed copper vessel although there is some brass coloration in some small areas around the start of the neck. Perhaps some old repairs?  I found 2 area where it looks like a small chunk of the center of swirl or pedal has chipped off.   There are hammer marks visitable especially on the lid marks used to shape it when it was made. The curved handle is only riveted on the top and the bottom it is not soldered.   The hinged is riveted to the handle and riveted as well as soldered to the flip lid.  It functions smoothly.   There is a seem line visible at the bottom border band.   It is 13.25" tall and about 6.5" wide ( not including the handle)    It marked on the bottom by the collector with ink on thin strip of tape.   Iran Goat Milk Jug 1876..  There is also some other numbers which lead to believe that this at one time was a museum piece . The condition is consistent with age.  There is some green tarnish , patina faintly seen throughout.   ( it is recommended that this not be removed as it adds to the character of such unique aged relic) 

Item Details

Reference #:
12367-10.14
Quantity
1
Category
Antiquities
Department
Antiques (approx100yrs)
Year
1876
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
x x
Weight
Unknown
Condition
EXCELELNT for age
Material
copper