This is a beautiful little trinket box, silver, with gold wash. The front hast been engraved, but it is hard to read. It looks like "Alex" to me. The box has visible hallmarks which declare that it is British Sterling, minted in Birmingham in the year 1893, by the maker "JW." The box measures 1 and 1/2 inch,North to South, and and 5/8 East to West. The hinges are in excellent condition, and the box closes tightly, and I see no scratches.