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Paul Lemieux

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iconnumber posted 06-01-2005 01:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This interesting silver & crystal box is only 3/4" in diameter. I have not been able to figure out its origin, since it is only marked with what appears to be "JA" in a box, although the mark is partial. Except for "XXXXX" on the interiors of the lid and base, there are no other markings. I am not even sure what this box would have been used for. Any thoughts about origin and use?

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jersey

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iconnumber posted 06-01-2005 06:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jersey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello Paul! I don't know the origin of your box, but I would like to venture 2 guesses on its possible use. 1. A patch box. 2. For a set of tiny rosary beads.
Thanks for listening. Jersey

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t-man-nc

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iconnumber posted 06-03-2005 04:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for t-man-nc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Never seen a patch box made of crystal, and the Rosary sounds a bit small, I would bet on Pill but could be Snuff... Hum

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Dale

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iconnumber posted 06-04-2005 01:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My guess is that this was once part of a larger ensamble. That the box had the abreviated maker's mark JA, while the larger bits and pieces had a more fully developed mark. Perhaps this started out as part of a desk set or vanity set.

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