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Rare Antique Vintage Asian Etched Bass Bowl and Tray Set For Sale

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Rare Antique Vintage Asian Etched Bass Bowl and Tray Set:

6 uniquely etched solid brass hand crafted bowls set on top of an etched solid brass tray. The beautifully etched tray is 16” in diameter. Each bowl varies slightly in size with the smallest measuring 4 ½” in diameter and the larges measuring 4 ¾” in diameter. Other than the etched patterns, there are no manufacturing marks or writing. Hand made in India sometime before 1912, my grandfather, who was serving in the US Navy during the Balkan War of 1912, purchased this set while on shore leave in India and brought the set back home. The set had been in the family ever since. As bringing souvenirs like this into the U.S. was against naval regulations at the time, he had to smuggle it into the US in his footlocker.
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