container (containers)

Cylindrical wooden container with applied metal fretwork details. There are four leaf-shaped plaques, between which are small flowers or stars. To the top and bottom are borders of leaves or flowers. Inside is the remains of what used to be contained. The residue looks like it may have contained sugar and spices. The inside smells sweet.

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