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    Posted 10 years ago

    okeeffe294
    (74 items)

    approx 6 inches long, 4 inches wide and 2 inches deep. All of the brass looks old. pic#4 is the bottom.

    I'm not sure what to do with this thing. Give it as a gift or send it to the SMITHSONIAN..!? Please help.

    Best regards,

    Brian O'Keeffe

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    Comments

    1. Manikin Manikin, 10 years ago
      Hi it is looks like Bone and Asian . Very nice love it !
    2. Manikin Manikin, 10 years ago
      also India made these .
    3. okeeffe294 okeeffe294, 10 years ago
      Thanks Manikin!
    4. Manikin Manikin, 10 years ago
      Here is similair one not exact but as a reference only . Yours look nicer and more detailed :-)
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Hand-Carved-Camel-Bone-Jewelry-Trinket-Box-with-Brass-Accents-India-/111223420259?pt=Asian_Antiques&hash=item19e56eb563
    5. okeeffe294 okeeffe294, 10 years ago
      Thanks,PhilDavidAlexanderMorris and Manikin!!
    6. goombungin goombungin, 10 years ago
      I have been given one as a gift and was told that it was Indian and hand carved from camel bone. And as cows are sacred over there I suspect that that is probably right.
    7. honey honey, 10 years ago
      I have one just like this I bought in TN 15 years ago. The card In my box says " the Desert State-Western India people, after the camel dies, use its bones and skin to make artifacts. The bone is treated, polished and burnt to give it this fine texture and to make this beautiful hand-crafted box."

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