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Posted 2 years ago

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maggiemay
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A friend has asked me if anyone could tell her a bit about this item, especially what it is made of. She believes it to be a snuff box, although it is very small (1.1/4" wide) and it was found in her mum's belongings after she died. It feels like a dense plastic, has the look of tortoishell but not the shine, also looks a bit woody, and is very light. Anyone seen anything similar? Thank you for looking.

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  1. maggiemay, 2 years ago
    Thanks Bellin68, I wish it was mine it's a little gem!
  2. MawamaMama MawamaMama, 2 years ago
    It looks like it could be burl wood.

    Do a google image search for "antique burl wood snuff box" to see similar examples.
  3. maggiemay, 2 years ago
    Thank you Mawam.. I will do that and let you know
  4. maggiemay, 2 years ago
    Hi, I just had a look and I am sure you are right, so at least now I can tell my friend what it is. Thanks again.
  5. MawamaMama MawamaMama, 2 years ago
    You are welcome!

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