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AppraiserJM, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
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Gold egg, screws together and inside holds a ring, no

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Gold egg, screws together and inside holds a ring, no marking other than the number 35 I found engraved on both half's. Blue velvet holds the ring, outside looks to be hand painted using red, blue and green paint looking maybe like something from Japan. Well over 50 years old, I have had it 30 of those years. Seems to me sold gold. How do I find the value of it?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.

Hi, my name is*****'m a certified appraiser, and I'd be happy to help.

This is brass, not gold, unfortunately!

Can you post a photo of the painted portion?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can you see the details okay?
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.

Yes, thanks!

This is a mid-century brass trinket box, American, in the shape of an egg.

While the details were likely painted by hand, overall it was mass produced. I know this because an identical one recently sold on Etsy.

Another identical one recently sold on eBay but I can't get the link to copy.

The value would be $25-$35.



Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.

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