Pewter chafing dish with lid for keeping food warm. Both the dish itself and the lid have two looped handles, one at each side. The dish is formed of a lower part which is hollow, and which has a hole on one side near the base. The upper part is wide and bowl-shaped. In the centre is a piece of metal shaped like a rounded cup. The lid is round, with a hole in the centre. There is an inscription on the underside of the lid. The two characters on the top and in the right column indicate the place of manufacture, ‘潮陽chao yang’ district in Shan Tou (汕頭) city, which is located in Guang Dong province of China. The central column is the name of the manufacturer ‘顏和順 yan he shun’, whereas the column on the left ‘点銅 dian tong’ indicates that this container is made of copper-nickel alloy and tin.
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