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Hand-forged copper butter churner and container. Chain-link design tells us it’s Ottoman-Armenian workmanship. Dated 1224 which converts to 1805. From Urfa in Eastern Turkey or the former Medieval Armenian Cilician Kingdom where Mesrob Mashtots created the Armenian alphabet. Depiction of palm trees. It has the name “Hafiz” on the neck as well as an Ottoman Sultan’s seal monogram. The chain with hook at the end tells us it was hung, probably in the kitchen. Great condition. Height 12" (30 cm) and width 8" (20 cm).

Urfa Hand-forged Butter Container (1805)