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    Posted 6 years ago

    gigisfaith
    (11 items)

    I could really use some help identifying this piece. It is a turtle with the top opening and hung by a braided cord. I cannot tell if it is tortoise shell that's been carved or bakelite. My Mother said she thought it was carved tortoise shell with inlay. It appears to be some sort of turtle box necklace. What do you guys think?? I appreciate in advance any information you might be able to help me with.

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Bovine horn, "snuff box", probably made in India in the 1970'.

      See another, described as French antique:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/219102-antique-french-horn-snuff-box-in-the-sha?in=user
    2. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Another box in shape of a fish, described as 1930' east coast of India :
      https://www.etsy.com/listing/501387661/old-snuff-box-snuff-box-tortoiseshell?ref=listing-shop-header-0
    3. gigisfaith gigisfaith, 6 years ago
      Thank you for the good leads Kyratango! I am curious about the cord that is attached. Wondering if perhaps it was changed out at some point? I have much research to do...

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