Cowrie shell ring box

Cowrie shell ring box

Product no.: 011986

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A vintage / antique delicate trinket or ring box or purse fashioned out of a shell mounted with brass coloured fittings. We believe that the purse might be made up of the top part of two Tiger Cowrie shells.

The box has a clasp which, although closing crisply, might benefit from being tightened up. We have not attempted this.

The box measures approximately 2.5in across by just under 2.25in from the hinge to the edge before the clasp (it measures just under 2.5in including the clasp). Exact age unknown but probably dates from the first, or earlier, part of last century. Weighs just under 50g.

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