Perfect as a shelf or coffee table decoration as a rustic Turkish display piece, this vintage lunch pail is an utilitarian work of art and a definite conversation piece!
Quite a unique find is this brass, antique, Middle Eastern Lunch pail. Vintage lunchboxes of this style were made in both copper and brass. Ours is made of copper with the inside being tin plated. There are three separate compartments and a top with a hammered and hand etched brass handle. The cast and hand ground fork and spoon are threaded on the handle ends and actually screw into the plates on the side of the bottom dish to fasten the lunch pail compartments together. Each compartment and the top are hand etched in India- Turkish designs.
The spoon and fork are 8 1/4 inches in length with the copper pail measuring 9 inches in height, not counting the additional 2 inches in the brass handles height. The bowls are 5 1/2 inches in diameter and show normal signs of wear as do the fork and spoon.
Always desirable and collectible most of these antique lunchboxes are missing the original utensils and are not in as good a condition as this piece. Perfect as a shelf or coffee table decoration as a rustic Turkish display piece, this vintage lunch pail is an utilitarian work of art and a definite conversation piece!
There a small area where the copper is worn to the tin along the top at the rim where it connects to the first bowl. There are a few small dents on the bowls due to typical wear as well as some regular wear on the the utensils of this piece. This tiffin box is in good condition.
Due to possible lead content we do not recommend using this item for food storage or meal preparation.
Please remember this is a vintage piece. Most are used and will show some signs of “normal wear” that comes with age. We are very careful not to destroy any patina that may have formed as we think it adds to the beauty of these pieces. Of course you may want to polish or clean off the patina, and that is totally up to you. As we describe each piece if we find any flaws or defects we will point them out in the description. If we have replaced any parts or made other repairs, we will also note these in the description.