This small box is a treasure for storing a treasure. It is black lacquer over wood with a decal on the lid. The decal is roses, leaves, and ferns with the poem "Love's Token". It reads "MAY'ST thou loud and loving live, All earthly bliss possessing, And after all this world can give, Enjoy eternal blessing." As you can see from the photos, there is a spot of the decal missing. This box has four rectangular feet. The clasp and the hinges are intact. The inset of the box is lined with dark green velvet. The box measures 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 1 3/4".
Small Black Mauchlin Ware Box, "Love's Token"