very hard to find : extremely small domino tiles

in mahogany box

bone

for doll house/ for dolls

ca 1900

box 5 cm x 2 cm x 1,5 cm/ tile 1,5 cm x 0,5 cm

Found on the internet :

A complete set of 28 miniature domino tiles, made by a prisoner of war during the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815). Prisoners made various trinkets and toys that they were then permitted to sell to local people in order to obtain funds to buy better provisions. They used any materials they could get hold of, including beef and mutton bones left over from meals. These tiny dominoes are probably made of bovine bone with black and red stain to the surfaces.

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info : dirk.balduyck@telenet.be

 

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