Adorable antique lithograph paper over paper mache pencil box measuring about 7-3/4" long, 2-1/4" wide and 1-1/8" deep. Featuring a hinged, lift-up lid with push button mechanism for locking, box has a divided interior to hold desk supplies such as pencils, nibs, a lead sharpening stone, etc. Bearing the sweetest color lithograph image of a group of children in pastoral setting, they gather around while one child reads from a large book.
Condition is very nice with light wear to the color lithograph, and a tiny missing piece of lithograph above the button from use - no cracks, hairlines, discoloration or damage - a hint of rubbing to the points and edges does not detract. Just a charming schoolhouse memento - German in origin, dating turn of the last century. Wonderful addition to any writing or children's toy collection or display!