I was told this is a Black Whale Bone Snuff Bottle made in New Orleans, and was used in Voodoo Prayer. Blessed with an affixed carnelian on the front of it, it was designed to dispel fear and "release & rid" evil influences. It appears to be wood to me, but I still love it!!
Wonderful old brass beads, black horn beads and carnelian beads have been wire wrapped and attached to the bottle. Large link brass chain complete the necklace. This necklace is approx. 30in long with the bottle adding another 3.5 in.
Absolutely One of a Kind