decoration (household miscellany)

An unidentifiable carved ivory object. The base is smooth and flat. On the back of the object is an engraved flower with swirls around it. The top of the object has a complex engraving of a house, trees, balconies, flowers, leaves, and people. In the centre is a pretruding cog that goes through the top of the object and spirals into the centre of the object. There is a gap between the base and the top of the object. It is a dark colour.

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