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Posted 9 months ago

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MarkRSalt
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Hi, this came to me in a job lot from auction, but I have no idea what it is, where it's from, or what it's for. It appears to be a crude form of cloisonné over a base metal, possibly made in the Tibetan or Indian areas. I've called it a snuff due to the fact that is has a small spoon attached to the end of the chain. But I fear you may cause some damage to yourself if you sniffed the amount of snuff the spoon could hold. If anyone could enlighten me I'd much appreciate it.

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  1. inky inky, 9 months ago
    I believe it is a cocaine spoon and container!...:-)
  2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 months ago
    stunning!!
  3. idcloisonne idcloisonne, 1 month ago
    How big is it? Seems to have a bail to hang around your neck. Copper with metal decorations, not quite cloisonne as it would have enamel applications.
    A lot of Asian containers as these had medicinal products inside, believe it or not.
    The silver item that we barely see on the bottom of the image looks interesting, is it attached to the chain?

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