This wonderful little box is English in origin and dates to the end of the 18th Century. Most of these older boxes were manufactured in the Bilston area of England. It is enamel - on I believe copper.
It came from an estate of a noted antiques dealer, who labeled it a pill box. I kept his original label on the bottom.
The oval box measures 1 5/8" long and is 1 1/2" wide and 1" deep. The scene on the cover shows a Colonial dressed gentleman with a cane standing at the foot of a castle.
The bottom of the box has straight and zig- zag stripes in shades of blue, red and beige. The interior lid has a polished steel mirror, quite scratched.
The box has some lines, (please see pictures), but is in overall good antique condition considering its age. Truly a treasure to add to your collection.
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