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Posted 4 years ago


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Hello, This was very cheap, It passed hot pin test, so not resin or plastic, maybe from India, China, or?? The flowers are a clue, maybe? Brass lining inside, seems old and well made with all pieces fitting together. I think it was painted with flowers and then a coating put on top maybe to preserve? Any help appreciated!! Don

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  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    India for sure...bone or plastic they are made both ways
    Hiya! Good?
  2. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    Thanks! Not plastic, as red hot needle does not penetrate! Now please make a good joke from this post! haha
  3. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 4 years ago
    Looks like Shells of some kind! RER
  4. sarahoff sarahoff, 4 years ago
    I think ivory is banded like wood grain, while bone is more porous. It looks like shell but it's difficult to tell in a photo:)
  5. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    thanks not sure, but does not seem like shells Don

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