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Carved Persian Copper Ice Bucket Ancient Kings


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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1960: Item # 496991
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Elaborately detailed brass ice bucket from Iran. This type of carved and pounded metalwork is referred to as Ghalamzani, and is carved with a scalpel like tool. It measures 13" to the top knob by 8" in diameter, and weighs a little over 4.5 pounds. It has a tinned metal liner for the ice chamber. Primary design features Ancient Achmenid kings, also profuse foliate ornamentation throughout the body and top of the bucket. The cast handles feature pairs of brass fish. This was most likely made by Nader Metalworks in Tehran in the 1950's.