This tin originally came with chocolates or biscuits. The tin is shaped like a salt box (could possibly be candle box), so that it would be useful after the contents had been eaten. The tin is lovely in that it is lithographed with a faux finish resembling fine wood inlay parquetry. The top, front, and both sides have designs. The tin is not marked. I have two tin salt boxes with faux wood designs marked on the bottom John Buchanan& Bros. The tin dates to circa 1930. It measures 7" x 5 1/2" x 9". The top of the back (folds down) adds another 4". The surface is has on light wear. The tin displays quite well.