Sterling Silver Pill or Cachou Box in Oval Shape, Joseph Taylor, c1800Sterling Silver Pill or Cachou Box in Oval Shape, Joseph Taylor, c1800Sterling Silver Pill or Cachou Box in Oval Shape, Joseph Taylor, c1800Sterling Silver Pill or Cachou Box in Oval Shape, Joseph Taylor, c1800Sterling Silver Pill or Cachou Box in Oval Shape, Joseph Taylor, c1800Sterling Silver Pill or Cachou Box in Oval Shape, Joseph Taylor, c1800

This is a delightful tiny sterling silver box from the early Regency period and comprises of two sections which firmly fit into each other. The decoration is of parallel line indentations. The marks appear to be for Birmingham, 1800 and a maker’s mark which appears to be ‘I T’ for Joseph Taylor (see image). On close inspection, this mark is at 180 degrees to the majority of the marks. This little box may have been for pills but more likely a cachou or comfit box to hold substances such as minute lozenges of aniseed to sweeten the breath as there was little dental hygiene at this time. For such a tiny piece it is a miracle that it has survived and it is in excellent condition. 1.25 ins (3cm) x 0.75 ins (2cm) x 0.25 ins (0.5cm). Weight 6 grams. This item appears in my book, “Antique Boxes, Inside and Out” on page 223. Insured Air Mail Post with tracking to the USA would be $32.00 USD - with no tracking is cheaper. For shipping cost to other countries, please contact us.

Item ID: GEC-00199

Sterling Silver Pill or Cachou Box in Oval Shape, Joseph Taylor, c1800

$300 USD

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