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When Risqué Turtle Ladies Were All the Rage

Check out this porcelain peepshow of a bygone era.

A trinket box in the shape of a woman who is also a turtle. Most likely German, c.1890–1910. (Rubylane — You need to scroll down to find the listing.)

This morning I got distracted by a trinket box in the shape of a turtle lady.

It began when an old-ish tweet by Patricia Lockwood crossed my path. She’d found an antique figurine for sale and was debating whether to buy it.




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Kaia Bell

Sex, history, and erotica with a touch of deeply felt kink. Site:

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