Tiny bentwood “Black Currant Paste” oval pantry box, English, late 19th century. An absolutely charming little box, that once held a small sampling of black currant paste, was treasured enough to have survived over the ages. It retains its original paper label. The contents long gone, it was at some stage re-purposed as a receptacle for “weights”, as implied by the handwritten reference on the lid. The box is comparable in size to a snuff box -and pictured alongside blueberries- it gives one a visual sense of its diminutive size. Condition is excellent with appropriate wear. Size: 3 ¼” x 2”. Depth is 1”.