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Chinese Copper Handled Hand Warmer with Pierced Top with Geese Circa 1900

Chinese Copper Handled Hand Warmer with Pierced Top with Geese Circa 1900
Chinese Copper Handled Hand Warmer with Pierced Top with Geese Circa 1900
Chinese Copper Handled Hand Warmer with Pierced Top with Geese Circa 1900
Chinese Copper Handled Hand Warmer with Pierced Top with Geese Circa 1900
Chinese Copper Handled Hand Warmer with Pierced Top with Geese Circa 1900
Chinese Copper Handled Hand Warmer with Pierced Top with Geese Circa 1900
Chinese Copper Handled Hand Warmer with Pierced Top with Geese Circa 1900

Chinese Copper Handled Hand Warmer with Pierced Top with Geese Circa 1900    Chinese Copper Handled Hand Warmer with Pierced Top with Geese Circa 1900
A round scalloped body has a lid that is pierced with a decoration of geese, plantains and peonies. The hand warmer has a white metal wash over the copper. The heavy copper metal body has been tooled into a lipped round body with deep indentations. The lid, which fits tightly, has a shaped piercing with a design of plantains, geese and peonies. The handle has a slightly indented pattern that is attached to the body by pins. It stands upright on its own.

The handwarmer has a slight foot. The base shows chatter marks from the lathe. On the Inside the orange of the copper metal is visible in areas where the surface patina is worn. 3 ½" (8.9 cm) tall x 5 ½" (14.0 cm) diameter. Weighs 1 lb 1.9 oz (510 g).

There is corrosion to the metal on the inside near the base from use, and tiny holes near the base from using burning coals. The inside has a blackened patina around the sides.

The metal on the exterior of both the base and lid have small spotting from oxidation. The body has a few shallow dents.

There is also wear on the exterior from age and usage. The hand warmer still has a nice complete look. A nice old hand warmer with an interesting shape and color.

I love the two geese. It was likely once a wedding gift, since geese represent lifetime unions. It would make a wonderful wedding or anniversary gift again today. We just ask that you notify us before returning and obtain our authorization.

This will ensure quick processing. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Other Chinese Antiques". The seller is "bearandraven" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Region of Origin: China
  • Color: Gold
  • Age: 1850-1899
  • Primary Material: Copper
  • Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original

Chinese Copper Handled Hand Warmer with Pierced Top with Geese Circa 1900    Chinese Copper Handled Hand Warmer with Pierced Top with Geese Circa 1900