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    Posted 6 years ago

    SparksGinny
    (30 items)

    My very first tin box and its in German........HELP! Way out of my knowledge base, I suppose you have to start somewere, right? The only thing I have gathered is its pre-WWII. And it may have had food of some kind in it. Again any help is welcome....thank you!

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    1. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 6 years ago
      "It is a Biscuit or Co0kie tin" says baked on bottom
    2. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 6 years ago
      This is a contemporary 40 year repro of an EGYPTIAN TEAR VIAL,(First or Second Kingdom and probably beyong) handblown, etched and decorated, tear vase sent to me from Cairo many,many years ago by a gent. friend. I have feared handling it because of the delicate nature of it. These are collected and there is even a beautiful book called "Egyptian Vials" with color photos and interesting text. I don't know the costs of the book, or my "tear vase" because it was a gift, precious to me. I was a" special teacher" in Egyptian culture, etc for 5th Grade classes-- invitee to talk in my hometown as back when ---I was very well versed in Egyptology.( And the kids loved the stories about the traps in the pyramids, etc. I gave 1/2 talks thru the 5th grades.) It was fun!!
      Here we have a replica of one of the tear vials. These were collected from women (maybe men too!) who mourned the passing of Pharaoh, or high ranking persons and buried with them in the tombs!! Many examples found in books--and my replica is very accurate and--- oh so beautiful!! I haven't collected my tears in it! They would have dripped down a runner in glass stopper like mine going nearly to the bottom of the vial. I don't know if you can see the amazing decorated stopper, ( with high fluting) there is real gold decorating on the vials. And many with lightly tinted glass which is etched in an all around pattern like mine.
    3. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 6 years ago
      I AM SO SORRY--I THOUGHT I WAS TYPING ON MY SITE--OBVIOUSLY MY TEXT HERE HAS NOTHONG TO DO WITH THE POSTERS BOX!!! I ASK THE POSTER TO DO AN EDIT AND DELETE ALL MY WRITINGS ON THIS EGYPTIAN ITEM
    4. SparksGinny, 6 years ago
      No worries......though confused, I found your writings interesting, I love hear more. Thank you so much Mr. Postcard!
    5. RonM RonM, 6 years ago
      Lol,you had me confused, I kept looking back at the picture trying to figure it out!
    6. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 6 years ago
      Oh BOY--I bet everybody looking was confused! The item I was describing was my EGYPTIAN TEAR VASE-- if you look under "postcardcollector" posts you'll probably find it there. Apologies to all.
    7. SparksGinny, 6 years ago
      Please dont feel bad........I probably would never of heard of an Egyptian tear vase otherwise! Isnt this website all about learning about other peoples cool finds and family treasures? I am going to check out your tear vase. Thanks again for your help Postcard Dude! Take care. Ginny.
    8. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 6 years ago
      You are soooo nice!
    9. SparksGinny, 6 years ago
      LOL.......it's so easy to be nice; being the opposite takes so much more energy, wouldn't you agree? I love to learn about the past, and all of the wonderful artistry that has taken place. It is a sad thing when I discover somebodies hard work neglected and forgotten; even thrown away, never to be seen again. I rescue these precious objects and restore them, give them love. Sounds strange? Perphaps, but somebodies got to do it, might as well be me! You take care Post Card Dude, and hope to hear from you soon. Ginny.
    10. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 6 years ago
      You betcha!

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