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    Posted 5 years ago

    normadeplume
    (4 items)

    Mysterious metal purse with bolts on the side. Gorgeous but not useful. It flips open on both sides with separate lids. One side has the number 17 marked on it, one has 18.

    It's heavy with a strong intricate handle.

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      Where on earth did you find that? How interesting!
    2. normadeplume normadeplume, 5 years ago
      At a thrift store.
    3. lovemevintage, 5 years ago
      What a beautiful, interesting bag. Have you ever had this bag appraised? What year do you think it is?
    4. Jkcroslin Jkcroslin, 5 years ago
      Very beautiful bag! I've seen similar ones described as "card purses".....maybe this is one?
      I also have a feeling there were embellished knobs to go on the screws on the corners, but that is a guess.
    5. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      Love it!!! Maybe the purse belongs to this guy here ??

      https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/34/Italian_-_Sallet_-_Walters_51580.jpg

      Actually I have no idea. Is it a Purse? Could it have been like a mail box thingy ? I do not know -- nor why the bolts on the side?? Got me beat..../?
    6. MeliG MeliG, 5 years ago
      Pretty sure it is a biscuit warmer :) It would explain the bolts on the sides for it to put on a stand.
    7. MeliG MeliG, 5 years ago
      *to be put. I have had something similar before at one of my estate sales.
    8. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      Ooh, I don't know if I would put biscuits in there....!! Can't seem to find a photo of another anywhere on the web.
    9. normadeplume normadeplume, 5 years ago
      I found a couple on etsy . Thanks guys! Biscuit warmer!
    10. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      So in a round about way it was something like this ( for a biscuit warmer )

      http://1cefce53f5e7ffdc9687-267aa78c4da7248d317e880bd7792024.r64.cf3.rackcdn.com/664.jpg

      just so others can get the idea, and about the bolts. great find..
    11. normadeplume normadeplume, 5 years ago
      Exactly it must swing over heat and opens on each side easily. I guess I'm missing the stand.
    12. MeliG MeliG, 5 years ago
      Yes Antiquerose, similar to what you have pictured.
    13. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      LOL....So true.

      Guess not a bag/purse at all but flips over to the category of ( ??) kitchen, or Victorian, or ( is it Silver or silver plated )? I forgot to ask

      Never saw one before -- Thanks for Posting!!
    14. MeliG MeliG, 5 years ago
      Typically Victorian. Would love to know if there is a maker's mark as well.
    15. MeliG MeliG, 5 years ago
      Here is another example of one... https://www.rubylane.com/item/234244-35957/Unusual-Antique-Automated-English-Biscuit-Box78
    16. normadeplume normadeplume, 5 years ago
      There are no maker marks but a small 17 on inside of lid and an 18 on the other half of the lid.

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