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Collectible VICTORIAN SHELL PURSE Antique Thimble Holder

Collectible VICTORIAN SHELL PURSE Antique Thimble Holder

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$27.50

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: shell, brass
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Description

This is a Victorian Shell Purse or Thimble Holder - perhaps the latter because it does not have a chain. This beautifal and unique treasure dates from the late Victorian period. Shell purse/box/trinket holders were also used to hold coins, pills, rosary beads, etc., maybe even snuff. As a trinket box today, it would make a fabulous presentation box for an engagement ring.

This shell has unusual patterning ... light raspberry color and white mottling .... it is well crafted with brass edging, hinge and clasp that opens and closes perfectly. Egg shaped, it measures approximately 2" wide, 2 1/8" deep included the hinge and clasp, and 1 1/4" tall when closed. It is in excellent condition.

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Lastly, in full disclosure, I have these additional shops:
PATTERN PEDDLER - http://patternpeddler.etsy.com - my first shop which opened July, 2007, sells sewing patterns and related goods.
PATTERN PEDDLER ANNEX - http://patternpeddlerannex.etsy.com - an expansion of PATTERN PEDDLER SEWS - http://patternpeddlersews.etsy.com - offers a wide variety of fabric, notions, trims, ribbons, sewing tools, sewing machine accessories and manuals
SNIPPETS OF TIME - http://snippetsoftime.etsy.com - offers vintage ephemera including antique maps, photographs, books and more
PANSY PALACE - http://pansypalace.etsy.com for vintage textiles and handmade items

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