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Measures: 2” long, matches are approx. 1” long
The coquilla nut is the fruit of the Brazilian Palm. The nut is 3-4 inches long and has a very hard, brown shell which takes a fine polish. It was frequently used as an ornamental material in the 19th century. I recently came across a nice collection of these carved items which included a handwritten note reading “These carved bone sewing things belonged to great grandmother Sarah Friehafer Saylor 1813-1881.” (Writer apparently thought items were bone....)
Though this is not a sewing item, it was with the collection. After all, she did need to light her candles and lamps to sew in the evening! I was very surprised to find 4 tiny matches inside. They appear to be made of wax but I can’t be sure. The match holder has one crack started on the cover. Please see the photos. Otherwise it is in fine condition.
*Match holder and matches included in sale, other items are my photo helpers :-)