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Posted 7 years ago


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The woman I got this from said her sister brought this back from Thailand.

It is large (see pic with hand for scale) and has a rectangular hole carved in it's back, with a lid that has a small toad knob. There is what looks like a drain hole in the bottom of the compartment. Looks as if there has been something burned in it.

Any ideas as to what, where, why or how much?

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  1. Larry Young, 6 years ago
    I bought one similar in Grass Valley, CA this month, November 2011. The tag said Canadian. First stricking impression is these are Native American with the style being similar, but aspects of mine lead me to believe they were meant to decieve as mine has some dirt worked into joits of the carving. However, the heft of the wood, form, patina still and first impressions lead me to believe these are Far North Navtive American. At the least they are rather unusual. Snuff or tobacco boxes? I paid $140 for the one I got.
  2. Bootson Bootson, 6 years ago
    Hi Larry, Sorry I didn't see your comment till now. Thanks for the info, it gives me another direction to investigate.
  3. Bootson Bootson, 6 years ago
    Thanks kimjcmurphy, BELLIN68, miKKoChristmas11
  4. Bootson Bootson, 6 years ago
    Thanks scandinavian_pieces
  5. Bootson Bootson, 6 years ago
    You have posted some very nice pieces yourself scandinavian_pieces.

    If you come across anything close to this item, feel free to let me know. I am still looking to positively identify it.
  6. Bootson Bootson, 6 years ago
    I liked your vintage family pictures. They remind me of the monumental task that awaits me in scanning photos from my Grandmother. Some of them, the history of which may be lost.
    Like your Grandad, I too have always loved airplanes.
  7. Bootson Bootson, 6 years ago
    Thanks kimjcmurphy & bratjdd
  8. jschmidt63, 8 months ago
    I have one of these also and would love to know if you have found out more about yours since your last post. thanks joe

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