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Posted 4 years ago

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kelli
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My mom left this to me when she passed away and I have no idea what it is............a time piece of some sort? Needs cleaning, has 2 stamps on the back. Can anyone identify what it is and what it's used for?

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  1. guy, 4 years ago
    sundial cant tell much from pics but I have one like it just not as nice as yours
  2. MsDowAntiques MsDowAntiques, 4 years ago
    I saw that you posted this over on Ruby lane -- and added some larger photos, which gave me a better look at this piece.
    ( http://blog.rubylane.com/node/1893 )

    The subject matter on the front is the Boar Hunt scene from Cervantes' DON QUIXOTE

    I think the inside is perhaps a sundial, but I am not sure, and I am not a jewelry expert, so I can't tell what the mark is. If you could make out what the mark says, please tell us.

    There is an INSCRIPTION inside the lid, that looks like initials and a date - along with the words STILL LOOK UP AT THE STARS -- you should tell us here what it says, exactly. I do not think it is an exact Don Quixote quote, but Don Q did reach for the stars.

    ( search link -- http://www.google.com/search?q=don+quixote+boar&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7DKUS_en#hl=en&expIds=25345,25567,25657,26207,26614,26645,27007,27015&sugexp=ldymls&xhr=t&q=don+quixote+boar+hunt+scene&cp=27&pf=p&sclient=psy&rls=com.microsoft:en-us%3AIE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7DKUS_en&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=don+quixote+boar+hunt+scene&gs_rfai=&pbx=1&fp=92b55bcb8ad34b32 )
  3. kelli, 4 years ago
    There are 2 marks on the back. One says "GOLD" and the other one is very rough and primitive and looks to me like it is a "1X". Have no idea what that means. The inside cover is inscribed with "5/88 E.F. STILL LOOK UP AT THE STARS A.A." The inscription looks like it was professionally done, and I have no way of knowing who the E.F, and A.A. are, or if the 5/88 was an original inscription or just added later when it was given to someone........or from 1988, or 1888, etc.

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