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Trying to Identify-Good Luck on this one!

by Jeff Y. » May 20th 13 7:02 pm

I am trying to identify this item. It has a parkay type tray that looks like wood but could be metal as well. And what looks to be aluminum inside the cups/goblets and server. The bottom of the server does seem to be real wood, but as it goes up about 3/4 inch it almost seem to change to a etched metal. ( somebody suggested cinnabar ). I am not even sure it is for tea, maybe saki or liquor. The aluminum wraps over the edges of the bottom and top of the cups/goblets as well as the top of the server and lid. There are no markings anywhere that I can find. I will be happy to provide more pictures if anyone thinks they have an idea as to what this is and who made it.

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Re: Trying to Identify-Good Luck on this one!

by futurebird » May 20th 13 7:03 pm

photo please-- this is really impossible otherwise.

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by Jeff Y. » May 20th 13 7:06 pm

Sorry It did not take my picture because of the limitation of bit size, I will have to try to get a new photo under 512K

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by futurebird » May 20th 13 7:08 pm

go to http://postimg.org/ and upload it withe the "for message boards" setting then you'll have a URL that you can use.

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by Chip » May 20th 13 7:09 pm

Jeff Y. wrote:Sorry It did not take my picture because of the limitation of bit size, I will have to try to get a new photo under 512K
Or you can edit/resize your photo to post.

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by Jeff Y. » May 20th 13 7:15 pm

OK. Got one that souuld meet size requirement.
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by Chip » May 20th 13 7:17 pm

No, not for tea ...

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by Jeff Y. » May 20th 13 7:24 pm

Why not and if not what is your best guess?

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by Chip » May 20th 13 7:33 pm

Likely for a wine or similar.

It would be virtually impossible to use this to brew a loose leaf tea in this as it would be hard to get the tea leaves into it, harder yet to get them out. It is just not meant for brewing tea. Also the tall stemmed goblets. This is more in keeping with wine, water, etc.

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by Jeff Y. » May 20th 13 7:37 pm

Thank you for your input-Jeff

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by teaisme » May 20th 13 8:20 pm

could be antimony, more likely aluminum or tin though

chinese production for middle eastern country like iran,saudi arabia, or turkey

green bean coffee pot, but could also be used for tea, water, juice, liqueur (likelihood in that order IMO unless its turkish in orgin then I would up with wine likelihood to below tea).

The green coffee or black tea is boiled over stove first, then poured into these serving vessels

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by Poohblah » May 21st 13 1:05 am

very beautiful but definitely not a tea vessel.

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by Devoted135 » May 21st 13 11:47 am

But wow, that is a stunning set. :)

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by Jeff Y. » May 21st 13 9:09 pm

Devoted135 wrote:But wow, that is a stunning set. :)
Thank you. Now if I can just figure out what it is.

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by Jeff Y. » May 21st 13 9:13 pm

teaisme wrote:could be antimony, more likely aluminum or tin though

chinese production for middle eastern country like iran,saudi arabia, or turkey

green bean coffee pot, but could also be used for tea, water, juice, liqueur (likelihood in that order IMO unless its turkish in orgin then I would up with wine likelihood to below tea).

The green coffee or black tea is boiled over stove first, then poured into these serving vessels
I have tried every combination of search words that I can think of.I have no clue as to where I can go to find out what this is. I really do appreciate your input.