I purchased this item at an auction, but I have no idea of what it is or was, nor country of origin, or value. It's approximately 14 inches high X 8 inches wide at the handle, X 7 inches at the body, and 3.5 inches thick. The two round covers that unscrew are 6 inches in diameter. It has thirteen faces woven into the piece, which are cleaver hidden...it's a quite unique & artistic piece.
The bottom has been reattached somewhere in the 1900th century, as there is a screw attaching it to the body that must have broken off or detached somehow. Though, the bottom stand-like piece is slightly lighter in tint, it must have been cleaned up a bit, but it is almost indenticle in appearance and artistry, and most likely designed by the same creator.
The side plates were also modified by placing round thin copper-like disks on the inside of the the designed disks. When the sides are unscrewed and removed it reveals simply a vacant space, and though it looks like a pitcher the top is sealed...so it's not an urn, or pitcher.
If the side covers were removed there is a gold colored metal under the cooper-like disks. If the copper colored disks were removed you would be able to see through the artistic inlaid design, which would bring forth the Artist's original intended piece.