GUNSIGHT ANTIQUES

At first glance not a big deal but if you appreciate Civil War personal items or period gaming and gambling primitives, this old hand crafted dice cup with period hand cut bone dice will be especially appreciated. This well-worn old cup was fashioned from a single piece of hardwood drilled out leaving the telltale marking of a hand brace and auger. The sides were them shaved to finish of the thin walled game cup. The uneven lip with a rich natural gloss to the outside surface offer good evidence of age with lots of period use and handling. The old bone dice housed in the cup (illustrated here with a quarter for size comparison) are clearly the product of a make-do effort, hand cut and crudely formed from bone. Like the cup they offer unquestionable evidence of age and period handling. A worthy addition to any early American gaming or personal item grouping, this cup and dice set will fit especially well set in with American gold rush items or relics of the American West as well as the Civil War. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :COLOR=#0000FF>

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