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The pictured item is 2 1/2 inches long.



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#44 Whatsitwednesda yPeeblesantiques 2018-12-14 22:01
It’s a small wooden music box with a Jade spinning elephant on top
#43 Answer from Kovelskovels.com 2018-12-14 09:19
It's a small matchbox holder – used when putting matches on the table. Wood and brass with jade elephant; made by Potter Studio, Cleveland.
#42 RE: Happy #whatsitwednesd ay!patsyann45 2018-12-13 19:03
don't forget it's only 2 1/2 " long.
#41 Happy #whatsitwednesd ay!KDMA 2018-12-13 18:26
A cricket box.
#40 Just guessingPandabear46 2018-12-13 17:32
Maybe a napkin holder.
#39 WhatsitWednesda yjpmccn 2018-12-13 12:16
Small matchbox holder.
#38 letter box.2parrotsandadog 2018-12-13 10:48
It looks like a letter box. Perhaps it was attached to the inside of the front door. The mailman would put letters in the slot and the person inside would just lift of the lid with the carved jadeite elephant handle. I really have no idea, but that popped into my head.
#37 matchbox holderintellmkt2 2018-12-13 07:36
They were often sold in sets that included a small ashtray and a box for holding cigarettes.
#36 Matchbox holderRedmax 2018-12-13 06:24
Brass and jade.
#35 RE: Happy #whatsitwednesd ay!georgian 2018-12-13 01:32
It's a match safe.

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