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I recovered this from one of my yard hunts this year. It’s approximately 4-inches and has a pond design etched on the one part (you may have to zoom) . Any ideas what it is? I’m still working on familiarizing myself with the different metals. I’m guessing this is either brass or copper. I’d be grateful for any insight. 😊
 

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FloridaSon

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Hello, while waiting for the beach sand to leave down here I thought I would tackle your question. That is a great find!

Pretty sure it is here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/769097...rch_query=Shoes&ref=shop_items_search_1&frs=1
Great ID, adding a picture from the link and the description as some links go dead. This will allow someone down the line to see what it looks like complete.

Antique march holder (Gilt brass, elaborately detailed Chinoiserie pair of slippers, pond life and lilly pads, turtles, snakes, fish and cattails).

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FloridaSon

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It sure does look like that’s exactly what it is. How cool! Thanks for the help. Best of luck when the sands recede.
I cannot imagine a child wearing these though. Do you have any idea if they were just decorative or were worn? Thx
 
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I cannot imagine a child wearing these though. Do you have any idea if they were just decorative or were worn? Thx

Not intended to be worn... just styled as slippers for decorative purposes.

Most usually, these were hung on the fireplace. When there are two compartments, one usually held friction matches to light the fire and the other held 'spills' (don't know if that's what you call them in America)... thin strips of wood that you could use to catch a flame from the fire to light your pipe, transfer to a candle or whatever without wasting another match.

PS: Great ID FloridaSon
 
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