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This is a Chinese or Thailand brass coal iron ladle with wooden handle

for burning incense, circa 1890, having a value of $35 to $45.

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Hello,

Thank you for the request.

In researching the Iron, I found these are Antique cast bronze Chinese irons, that are shaped like a Tibetan monk’s hat and would have held hot coals. This was used to iron Silk. They would put a small amount of hot coals in the iron, and iron their silk items with this, they controlled the heat by the amount of hot coal they used. Yours appears to be from the mid 1800's.

It has a current market value of $120.00-125.00, at some High End Antique shops and higher end Antique Sites they are selling for more then this.

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You can sell on Etsy, which is a great place to sell from, you list Vintage Items, they can stay until they sell. Much like having a little store online. There is also Amazon Market Place, and of course Ebay. You can also sell on Charish, where you consign items. There is also Rubylane which is a higher end site. All of these sites get you a lot of World Wide exposure and bring the best traffic. They are all great! All sites can be sold from with pick up only option.
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