This 19th C hand painted porcelain pill box is a bit of a mystery. It has a circular underglaze blue “Favre et Cie - Berlin” on its base though the only reference I can find to “Favre” is of a French firm in business in the very early 1800’s. The box has a lovely hand painted scene of a Swiss Alps village on its face which is in wonderful condition. This is surrounded by a gilt ring at its edge. The sides are an undecorated deep brick-red. The base has a matching gilt ring at its edge. The interior of the box is white glazed porcelain without decoration. Sadly both the lid and box have chips that are interior and which are unnoticeable when the box is closed. The lid has a very small chip, and the base has a larger matching chip which is totally on the inside rim. The lower and upper interior rims give evidence of their wear from long use. The box measures 2 7/8” in diameter and 1 1/2” high with its lid in place. From the mark and wear, I am certain this box was made in the early 19th C.
19th C Favre et Cie Hand Painted Porcelain Pill Box
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