Ornate lid?

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Hi All
Stumped with this item, not a scooby doo as to what it may be, unless a lid for something, any thoughts would be appreciated

It has a small coloured glass in place in one of the small holes, the larger and other small hole may have had coloured glass / or stone at one time. On the outside edge one side has holes for may be for stitching onto something? the other long edge looks totally different, perhaps for a hinge? Unsure if its of great age either

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Hi Steve, I'm with you , haven't a scooby .
Although my initial thoughts are fairly modern, Georgian at earliest, but what do I know?

Interesting find all the same. :thumbsup:

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Hi Reiver, I think your correct about the age, it has a pressed manufacture about rather than cast, which puts it at not that old

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Got to be a lid, wouldn't you say, Steve? I'd agree that the side opposite the holes looks to have housed the hinge.

Snuff box, perhaps?
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figgis wrote: Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:09 pm Got to be a lid, wouldn't you say, Steve? I'd agree that the side opposite the holes looks to have housed the hinge.

Snuff box, perhaps?
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I think that's a good shout with with snuff box lid
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I think it is half of a box clasp from jewellery. :thumbsup:
Here are some - https://finds.org.uk/database/search/re ... /Box+clasp
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Looks good from Easylife, I would have guessed a purse clasp where material is sown through the holes
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Easylife wrote: Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:30 pm I think it is half of a box clasp from jewellery. :thumbsup:
Here are some - https://finds.org.uk/database/search/re ... /Box+clasp
Another good candidate, think its a lid for sure, and would think either are strong ID's, cheers ma dears :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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TheFenTiger wrote: Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:39 pm Looks good from Easylife, I would have guessed a purse clasp where material is sown through the holes
I generally think of them as purse clasps too, and agree that it would have been sewn to material. :thumbsup:
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