Large Hammered Copper Container with Lid
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Large Hammered Copper Container with Lid

 

Spain
19th century
Hammered copper, iron details
Cm 60 high x 36 diameter

This impressive 19th century hand-hammered copper jug stands 2 feet tall, and is exceptionally stabile due to its wide based design. Originally crafted for more practical purposes, this container with its hammered surface and rich red-brown color can now add decorative charm to a variety of interiors as a rustic flower vase, planter or umbrella stand?

Copper containers of varying shapes and sizes have been used in Spanish homes and kitchens for many centuries. Copper and its alloys were particularly popular metals for storing and preparing foodstuffs, not only because they were durable, but because these metals exhibited natural antibacterial properties.

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