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Rare Small Surviving Wedding Cake Box, Aluminium, early 20th Century
When wedding ceremonies are planned, not all guests are necessarily able to attend. One charming custom was to send them a small piece of the wedding cake by mail in a specific little box so that they could share the occasion. This aluminium box is just such an example. On the top is the design of two wedding bells and ribbons and inside is a small piece of silvered paper foliage and a card stating ‘With Best Wishes from Joan and Alan’. Nearly identical examples to this were advertised by F. Lassetter & Co., Limited, UNIVERSAL PROVIDORES, Cheapside, Sydney, Australia, 1911, as seen in the book “Australia in the Good Old Days”. The condition of the box is very good for age – there is some slight spotting on the top and some indentations but this does not detract. This would be a delightful addition to any collection or display of wedding-related items. Box measures 3 ins (7.5cm) x 1.6 ins (4cm). Weight 14 grams. This item appears in my book, “Antique Boxes, Inside and Out” on page 70.
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