ANTIQUE KETTLE Four Legged Turtle Brass Heirloom Asia
Adorn with cross influence patterns of Naga Dragon;(Chinese), Frog & Penyu(Haiwan 2 Alam-Malay). Rare feature: Kettle resembling a labi-labi turtle. 100% brass, will never rust.Circa 1850 Length: 31 cm / 12.2 inches Height: 12 cm / 4.7 inches Width(largest point): 16 cm / 6.3 inches Weight: 1.2 kg / 2.6 lb After packing: 2.5 kg / 5.5 lb In the bygone days, such artifacts were preferred monetary tender, desirable marriage dowry and were treasured as an heirloom and a status symbol. The art of metal-casting was known in the Brunei Sultan for as long as the 16th century.
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