A vintage copper bowl, with a very heavy base.
I am really not sure what it was designed for.
The base is so heavy, that it was obviously important not to allow the contents to spill.
It might perhaps have been intended as a feeding or water bowl for pets, or an ashtray - perhaps even a spittoon?
The sides slope in, as if to prevent splashes.
The base measures about 7 inches (18 cm) across.
The sides are about 2 inches tall.
Weight is 1160g.
The base is marked N O (or possibly O N).
I have no idea what this stands for - presumably a maker's mark.
Good condition (used).
This is an antique item, and it certainly doesn't look "brand new" - there are scratches and marks from normal use.
The inside of the bowl is dark, with a rust-coloured coating, and there are white marks underneath the rim.
I have filled it with water, and it didn't leak.
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