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Old 2nd September 2022, 08:56 PM   #1
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I wonder if anyone knows what this item is . It is a 12 inch high , 3 inch diameter container with conical removable top . With rather crude repetitive stamped decoration and a cartouche with Arabic inscription .
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Old 9th September 2022, 05:15 AM   #2
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Could be a lime container. I have one a bit similar though not as tall as your example.
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Old 9th September 2022, 05:27 AM   #3
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Just another thought.......it could also be a storage pot for unground coffee. I have several middle eastern coffee pots which have similar decoration and the shape resembles quite closely the middle eastern coffee grinders (pic attached)
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Old 23rd September 2022, 01:48 AM   #4
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Hi Stu ---

How old is this grinder?
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Old 24th September 2022, 06:19 AM   #5
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Hi Stu ---

How old is this grinder?
Hi Steve,
Not really sure but I would have thought around the 1950s or 60s. Has seen quite a bit of use. I have 2 other similar grinders, one for coffee and the other most likely for spices or pepper as the grinding heads are much smaller than the coffee grinder heads.
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Old 25th September 2022, 09:41 AM   #6
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I agree with kahnjar1, in that the stamps on thinreadline's item closely resemble those to be found on Gulf region coffee pots (dallah). So, most probably its a container for coffee.
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Old 1st October 2022, 03:58 PM   #7
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Or possibly cardamom pods, often used to flavour the coffee.
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