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The pictured item is 6 3/4 inches long by 3 inches high.

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#18 Answer from Kovelskovels.com 2019-06-07 09:08
This is a paint box, handmade, brass and copper, with a water holder inside.
#17 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!Nancysnewworld 2019-06-06 23:48
It may be an opium box.
#16 Whats That?Icemantech 2019-06-06 04:04
Its a betel box. A very plain example. It holes a combination of betel nuts, pepper leaves, damp tobacco leaves, areca nuts and as the white residue in the round compartment show powdered lime aka sodium hydroxide. When combined they produce a somewhat potent stimulant. Muslim in origin found in bursa and other areas.
#15 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!loriehorne 2019-06-06 00:10
I think portable pen and ink set.
#14 Whatsitcertz2030 2019-06-05 23:19
Bait box for fishing
#13 I agreeEmeril 2019-06-05 21:58
Travel writing kit.
#12 It's #whatsitwednesd ay!suem22 2019-06-05 21:01
A pipe case? There's room for tobacco and a spot to empty the ashes into, a spot for matches and a compartment to store the pipe.
Perhaps it was used for traveling.
#11 Artist’s boxflash472002 2019-06-05 20:13
From what looks like a very dirty interior, I would guess it’s a box used by an artist, to hold watercolors or oils, with a container for water or turpentine.
#10 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!skatyeight 2019-06-05 19:31
I think this may be a lunch box. I have one similar, only it doesn't have compartments.
#9 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!EJC 2019-06-05 19:12
Bronze or brass Spice or drug vault I'm informed. I have a couple similar ones.

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