Featured Snuff box stone

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by charlie cheswick, Apr 15, 2021.

  1. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Hi

    Does anyone know what the stone is in one of these snuff boxes I found today

    I believe one is horn, but unsure about the stone in the metal one, Agate ?

    Any idea of the age of both helpful as well

    There's a thin crack in bottom of stone one which I believe someone has tried to reinforce with the green bottom

    Any thoughts appreciated

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  2. Ce BCA

    Ce BCA Well-Known Member

    Are you sure it isn't horn as well - it certainly looks like horn in the pics.
     
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  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Hey Charlie !!

    Nice boxes !
    R U certain that's stone?
    Just askin cuz even with yer good pics it has a , petrified wood....antler...horn look from here ??
     
  4. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Thanks komo and ce b

    Yeah it's definitely stone, very cold and hard
     
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  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It could be petrified wood, as komo suggested.
     
  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Sorry Charlie ....... ( no offense to the Tuna..;)..) , I'm trying to see stone.....but??
    Maybe another photo might help ...:)
     
  7. Ce BCA

    Ce BCA Well-Known Member

    That would be right for petrified wood, the organic material is replaced with quartz/chalcedony so it would be hard & cold.
     
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  8. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    ill look into the petrified wood, as dont really know what it is, heres a coupla closer

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  9. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    now it looks even more like wood...
     
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  10. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    thanks ce b, didnt realise that
     
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  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Charlie, were you thinking of this?:)

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  12. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    thats what is is then komo, great shout . thanks
     
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  13. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    :hilarious::hilarious:

    absolutely, i was thinking so whats this wood seen to make it so terrified
     
  14. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It is so old, we may never know.:sorry: All we can do now is find a happy place for it.
     
  15. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    yeah maybe theres a shelter somewhere for the petrified

    where they can all get together and relax a bitty:)
     
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  16. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    this is another i got but dont think its that old, but still like it

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  17. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    You're right, it is pretty recent, but also pretty cute. It is a Chinese snuff bottle.
     
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  18. Ce BCA

    Ce BCA Well-Known Member

    Nice glaze on it too, look up 'transmutation glaze', originals go back to the Kangxi period. The glaze became popular in the 1980's for reproductions.
     
  19. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

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  20. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    a couple of birds?
     
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