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sleigh charm

This was found in with things that belonged to my grandmother. It looks like a charm--I tried unsuccessfully to find something similar online.

Category: 
General Antiques and Collectibles
Medium: 
I think it's silver? I wasn't sure if I should try to polish it to find out.
Date Period: 
Uncertain. I am hoping someone might have information about this item.
History: 
Uncertain. My grandparents were from Ireland.
For Sale?: 
No
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A Madeira Portugal ox drawn sledge is what your charm is depicting. The most similar charm to yours that I’ve found is here https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/51440546_miniature-chinese-pendant-...
There are other charms on eBay and Etsy, some gold and with red velvet interiors. There are also postcards depicting the ox drawn sledges.
This article has some info https://www.maritimeheritage.org/ports/portugalMadeira.html
A nice image of one https://www.ebay.com/i/313033183338
A fancy gold one https://www.etsy.com/hk-en/listing/697460032/madeira-ox-drawn-sleigh-wit...
I’m not sure of the value of yours.

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