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    Posted 3 years ago

    herbgrower
    (74 items)

    Hello
    This little box was purchased about 25 years ago in a small a antique shop in Virginia. It has been put away for a long time. I dont even remember what I paid for it.
    Do any of you collectors know this particular pattern? What were these boxes designed for?
    Thank you as always
    Hergrower

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    1. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 3 years ago
      what are the dimensions?
    2. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 3 years ago
      possible papers for making cigarettes.... you know it seems a Carmen that brooch (it is difficult for me write in English), that of the Bizet Opera
    3. herbgrower herbgrower, 3 years ago
      Hi Kivatinitz,
      2 inches wide
      3 inches tall
      Please explain Carmen and
      Bizet Opera
      Merci
    4. herbgrower herbgrower, 3 years ago
      Keramikos
      Thank you for this
      It helps me know a a great deal more than I did !
      Herbgower
    5. herbgrower herbgrower, 3 years ago
      Kivatinitz,
      Thank you
      Herbgrower
    6. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 3 years ago
      it could be a matchbox as keramikos say, but I think that it is a cigarette case,
      https://www.ebay.com/itm/Limoges-Rose-Floral-Flowers-Hinged-Trinket-Cigarette-Box-France-Transferware-/264273963938
      https://picclick.com/VTG-ANTIQUE-LIMOGES-FRANCE-HINGED-cigarette-TRINKET-BOX-222742188881.html

      Carmen is an opera about a woman working in Sevilla Spain into a cigarette factory, the metal part is a woman like Carmen
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmen
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ_HHRJf0xg
    7. herbgrower herbgrower, 3 years ago
      Well you all are very good! This is so interesting. I've got some researching to do!
      Herbgrower
    8. herbgrower herbgrower, 3 years ago
      Keramikos,
      The INSIDE measurements are:
      Lid - top to bottom ( height) -
      1.7462 centimeters
      Body below the lid - top to bottom -
      2.222 centimeters
      Thank You
      Herbgrower
    9. herbgrower herbgrower, 3 years ago
      Maybe 4 cigarette papers? Or like you said just to sit up and look at as a trinket box?

      Herb grower
    10. herbgrower herbgrower, 3 years ago
      Keramikos & Kivatinitz
      So many thanks to you both.
      Herbgrower
    11. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      This could be something that held a sewing kit. At least some thread and a needle, right?!? IDK??? It could have also been meant to carry a cotton ball with perfume or something like that as well.
    12. herbgrower herbgrower, 3 years ago
      shareurpassion
      Perhaps . I guess about anything is possible
      it seems. Thank your so much for your response
      Herbgrower

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