Posted 6 years ago
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 :) !