O.k. ..so finding 2 of the shells wasn't enough...ha.
The type of shell my grandmother had was actually made of celluloid..a plastic product created to look like ivory.
Granny's shell had an intricate carving of a dragon on the top of it and inside a wee farm/river scene.
Well..I got to looking yet again on Ebay..I won yet another auction this evening..this time for a celluloid version that is intricately carved on the top..yay! It does not have a dragon, but rather a pagoda type scene on the top..and inside..a farm scene of oxen and other cool things..how neat!
These are very hard to find actually, as 3 yrs ago when I first started looking..they were not to be found.
I am thrilled that in the last 2 days I have found 3 of these lovely items! Woohoo!
Here's the new one that I found this evening and won.
~The Garden Goose~