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    Posted 7 months ago

    Skipuppy
    (36 items)

    Update!!! (new #1 Picture) I found the sticker I thought was gone under the lid! The piece is for the tourist trade. dooh!! I purchased this back in the '90s while on a ski trip in Quebec Canada. Froze r arses off!! I got this item as a place for the wifey to store her rings, ear rings etc. It had a sticker on the bottom which said it was crafted by Native Inuit peoples. I spent I believe $9.00 US and the exchange rate at the time meant it was 15-16 Canadian dollars. I love the surface images, thou I'm not sure what they represent. A bird or eagle I'm guessing.

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    1. Congcu, 7 months ago
      Haida eagle perhaps. British Columbia and Southern Alaska.
    2. Lata Lata, 7 months ago
      I would say Inca or Aztec, wonderfull!
    3. Skipuppy Skipuppy, 7 months ago
      Thanks for you help, Lata and Congcu!!!
    4. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 months ago
      Super -- I had something like this box, not sure if i still have any pics of it. Much the same. yes carved, and I forget what that material was -- let me check to see if I have any pics of mine yet
    5. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 months ago
      Found it, and it was suggested that it was argillite.........but also reminded me of bakelite, gutta percha as they too can be carved.
    6. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 months ago
      https://www.google.com/search?q=carved+native+argillite+jewelry+box&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwiitu77-6TpAhXVBzQIHVRzASwQ2-cCegQIABAA&oq=carved+native+argillite+jewelry+box&gs_lcp=CgNpbWcQA1DgJ1jLLGCzMmgAcAB4AIABxgKIAfgIkgEHMC4yLjIuMZgBAKABAaoBC2d3cy13aXotaW1n&sclient=img&ei=mq61XqKBGdWP0PEP1OaF4AI&bih=608&biw=1349&tbs=ic%3Aspecific%2Cisc%3Ablack&hl=en-US
    7. Skipuppy Skipuppy, 7 months ago
      Antiquerose- Thanks for the links they are helpful.
    8. Skipuppy Skipuppy, 7 months ago
      Update!!! (new #1 Picture) I found the sticker I thought was gone under the lid! The piece is for the tourist trade. dooh!!

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