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Limoges-style porcelain hinged trinket box. A tortoise and a hare perch on top. 2½" x 1¾" x 2¼" high. Made in China. $9.99 from Sue Cartwright, La Jolla, CA, through Ebay, August, '00. Extra exemplar for $4.99 from Today's Collectibles LLC, Midland, MI, through Ebay, July, '00.
The tortoise has his head up as a sign of alertness and effort. In the meantime the hare sleeps, with his head, paws and ears on the ground. Inside there is a little trophy for the winner.