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Bronze Kumkum Box

S/N:CE607

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Third quarter 20th Century

  • £95.00
  • €112 Euro
  • $126 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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A bronze kumkum box, made in India in about the mid 20th century. The box is made to hold either spices or kumkum, a powder made from ground turmeric which, when mixed with water is used to make social and religious markings on the body, usually on the forehead. This charming little box is in the form of a peacock standing on top of a lotus flower. Each of the seven petals of the flower is a compartment which would have held a different coloured powder. The box opens by unscrewing the peacock, allowing the hinged tops of the petals to open.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 5cm (1.97in)
  • W: 7cm (2.76in)
  • D: 7cm (2.76in)

Period: 

Third quarter 20th Century

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Welcome to Ginger Tom's Curious Eclectic.  We are a husband and wife team, both with a lifelong interest in antiques. Our business stems from the usual collector turned dealer scenario.  As our own collections grew, it became obvious we needed to redistribute some items in order to make space to buy new treasures to feed our own habit.

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