Antique Brass Black Powder Kajal Bottles

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Antique Brass Black Powder Kajal Bottles

from 15.00

From India, hand crafted brass penny bottles that once held kajal (also called kohl or summa).

An ancient eye cosmetic worn by men, women and children in Egypt, parts of Africa, the Middle East and India for beauty, curing of eye ailments and protection from the evil eye. The long attached stick inside the screw on lid was the applicator. Each has an attached chain.  As discovered.                                                    
A charm, container for your essential oils, part of your keychain.

From Left to Right
1 ◆ King Edward VII Coin Kajal Bottle
Edward VII (1841 – 1910) King of the United Kingdom, the British Dominions and Emperor of India until 1910.. Another King Edward VII coin is on the reverse. Coin Diameter 1”. From top of lid to bottom of coin 2 1/2”, chain approximatelyy 2” long.  $38.
2 ◆ King Edward VII & King George V Coins Kajal Bottle
Edward VII (1841 – 1910) King of the United Kingdom, the British
Dominions, Emperor of India until 1910. On reverse, coin of George V (1865 –1936) King of the United Kingdom, the British Dominions, Emperor of India until 1936. Coin diameter 1”. From top of lid to bottom of coin 2 1/2” x 1”, chain approximately 2 1/2” long.  $38.
3 ◆ Stylized Floral Kajal Bottle
From top of lid to bottom of container 2 1/2” X 3/4” wide, chain
approximately 2 1/2” long. $28.
4 ◆ Heraldic Shaped Kajal Bottle
From top of lid 3/3/4 long X1” wide at widest place, chain is approximately 2 1/4" long. $28.
5 ◆ Fish Shaped Kajal Bottle
In ancient Indian mythology, the Fish is a symbol of creation, transformation, fertility and abundance. From top of lid 3 1/4” long, fish section is 2” long X approximately 1” at widest point, chain approximately 2 1/2” long . $28.

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