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    Posted 6 years ago

    Elisabethan
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    This is an antique cowrie (Cypraea Tigris) Shell box. I got this from my grandfather when I was a little girl. I used to hide my diarykeys and a very small porcelain doll in it.

    I have searched on line and after comparison with other pieces and I belive this is georgian period around 1800, could even be older from ca 1790? I think it´s brassmounted. I´ve tryed to show a close up of the zig-zag-shaped "seam" in the metal. Can that give ideas on age?

    Ideas on age and where it was made is welcome :) !

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Beautiful !! I love sea shells :-)
    2. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thanks Manikin so do I. The little porcelain doll I wrote about is stored somewhere in my attic. I hope to find it one day to show you here on CW. She's an antique porrige/oatmeal doll if you know what that is?
    3. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thanks PhilipDavidAlexandermorris, Manikin, Mikelv85, DrFluffy, Jewels and aghcollect for love.
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      stunning!!
    5. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Sean thanks!
    6. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thanks also Mikelv85, Jewels, DrFluffy, aghcollect, ho2cultcha, Zowie, Vetraio50, kyratango, Racer4four, PhilipDavidAlexandermorris and blunderbuss2!
    7. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thanks PatSea, surfdub66 and Trey!!
    8. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Zowie, now I understand. No worries, this was given to me by my grandfather :). Thanks!
    9. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thanks pops52?!
    10. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thankyou CindB!
    11. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thankyou very much nutsabotas6 and Valentino97!
    12. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      I one similar but it has a clasp and no idea what is used for . I will post it :-) Yours looks older . What is size of yours ?
    13. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Hi Mamikin! Late answer here. Mine is for certain a snuffbox, there is quite a lot of info to be found about these. Although I'm looking for info about where mine was made. It's 7 cm and
      4,2 cm.
    14. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thanks Moonhill!
    15. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Trg... and Surfdub66 thankyou!
    16. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thanks ho2cultcha and radegunder for love. Sorry I´m late with respons.
    17. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Ttomtucker thankyou!

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