English Papier-Mâché c.1890-1900
This is a set of two papier-mâché items bought in England. Each piece has Chinese men as the main characters. The plate is 6 1/2 inches in diameter. The cylindrical shaped container item has a removable lid and sits 3 3/8 inches high with the lid on. Other than loss of paint to the different scenes the plate is in good condition where as, the cylindrical container has wear to the inside rim that can not be seen when the top is on.
This item may have been used for tooth picks. Each item could have been used along with high tea.