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    Posted 3 years ago

    SpiritBear
    (813 items)

    This is likely a late Victorian souvenir shell; shells were popular in that period (hence your Loetz shells).

    It was made for Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    I had to fix the gold on the branch of coral, otherwise it was done fairly well for a cheap item.

    My mom thinks it was used as a ash tray. I see no evidence of that on this one.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      It really is lovely.
    2. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      Thank you for the comment, Racer4Four.
    3. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 3 years ago
      I agree that it was an ashtray, and as for your era, the handwriting does look Victorian. Beautiful! :)
    4. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      Thank you, Katherine.

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