This canteen looks archaic. The handles were for rope or other fabric that could be used for carrying the canteen on one' shoulder or to put on the saddle of a farm animal. It would have had a stopper , of course, but the stopper is long lost to history. If you go to China, you could look for it in Inner Mongolia, but I would think you might have better uses for your time. This is a piece of sculpture. It just looks wonderful on a table or buffet. So much wear, bumps and dents on the canteen you can tell it was very well used. Mid 20th century.
Province: Inner Mongolia
Dimensions: 14" x 12" x 8"