Featured Not exactly jewelry, but has rhinestones...

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Lucille.b, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Just curious what this piece came off of? A jewelry or trinket box, maybe? Seems to be lacquer, hand painted, with rhinestones, etc. Thinking 1920s/30s or so.

    Former owner must have just had this piece. She drilled holes in the small knobs or feet on the back to put a wire through so it could be displayed, I'm leaving it that way. Kind of a fun odd piece. I have it on the wall at the moment, but sometimes I move things around and sell pieces so just curious what this might be. Thanks.

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  2. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    Those feet look like they were made to sit on a flat surface & not to be used as a lid.

    It doesn't appear to be big enough to be a trivet, so basically I am going to wait around to see what everyone else has to say.

    It is very cute & I would have snagged it also. Someone who collects owls would love it I bet. :happy::happy:
  3. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    I know... it's an odd one. Bit of a possible discovery, I just went to look to see how to describe the little round extended "tab" (for lack of a better word). If you look to the right of the piece best view in photo one (right around 3 o'clock) ...or on the left in photo two (at 9 o'clock), you will see a little bumped out section. I suppose this could have been damage (as if the plastic got hot and formed a bubble??) But if yes, even on both sides. So either intentional or some kind of damage.

    As for the "discovery" when I went to just look at that part, I took a better look at the back, and now wondering if the 3 feet were original. They look sort of glued on, but I guess that could be how it was made. If not original, maybe this was the backing to a mirror or something.

    Keep the ideas coming. Thanks!
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  4. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    It does look like a mirror back. Maybe the rest of it broke and the owner made use of the piece that was left?
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  5. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

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  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Whatever it is, it is cute.:)
  7. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    It is a fun nice piece. Pretty sure someone could use it with a project that could make.
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  8. Curioser

    Curioser Active Member

    It was meant to be sewn on fabric, thus the holes in the round elements on the back (which are not feet). I'd guess: belt ornament, hat accessory, purse accessory, etc.
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