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    Posted 6 years ago

    ThePunkHip…
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    I was browsing a pawn shop in Thunder Bay, Ontario when I spied this - it was on a high shelf, & the owner of the shop didn't even know what it was or how much he should charge for it.
    I love art deco & art nouveau, so I had to have it. I still haven't found any information about it (I tried searching on ebay but it's starting to look like it's the only one of it's kind, so I love it even more *LOL*)
    It's about 4" tall, 3" wide, has the same image on all 4 sides, & has a slightly peaked top with a small hole (about the size of a pencil) in the middle. The hinges are still in working condition for the top
    There's no markings on the bottom, I don't know if there ever were (you can't tell it from the photo, but it's not in that great of condition - the photo makes it look so much better than it does IRL)

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Caffè is the Italian spelling for coffee, so surely Italian. Wonderful Art Nouveau decor!!!
      The hole you mentionned is puzzling...
      Welcome to CW :-)
    2. ThePunkHippie, 6 years ago
      I'll upload more photos (esp. of the hole) when I get a chance - probably in a couple days. I didn't think to take more photos & I don't have internet at home, so it makes it a bit inconvenient :P
    3. cogito cogito, 6 years ago
      A nice example of commercial Stile Liberty Italian design. Probably relatively rare too in that condition.

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