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Asian Antiques1547 of 2867Brass and Bronze Bells - India S.S.S. 591??Antique Japanese Snuff box
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Posted 1 year ago

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cerey_runyon
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I would like to know more about this box. It is about five by seven inches. It appears to be an opium bottle box. The brass is really bronze and were it was not polished with jewelers rouge it shows a very old bronze Patina, and under the loop you can clearly seethe red rouge.
The hinges are entirely hand made. I think it is made of tortoise shell.
Any help would be appreciated.

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  1. spiritinthesky3 spiritinthesky3, 1 year ago
    I think this is a bone box! what does the inside look like?
  2. spiritinthesky3 spiritinthesky3, 1 year ago
    google images of bone trinket boxes!
  3. cerey_runyon cerey_runyon, 1 year ago
    Yes I am sure it is bone (Performed hot pin test). The inside is covered in felt.It has two layers though.

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