Hand Crafted Miniature Scandinavian Folk Art Spice Box
This lovely miniature box is coming from Sweden. It is hand crafted and shows wonderful poker work, pearls and leaves. It is made probably from birch tree. The box has a lovely lift-off lid with handle. To the side an hard to decipher inscription. A friend of mine, speaking Swedish, means that it could be
“Röda Rosor och gröna blad de göra mig sa hjärtligt glad” what means “Red roses and green leaves make my heart so happy”.
This information is not solid, sorry.
The box measures 6.2 inches in length, 3.2 inches in height (with handle) and 2.8 inches in depth.
The condition is very good, a small defect to the handle. It is dated about 1900.
This kind of boxes tine or tenje are typical for the Scandinavian countries. They were used for transport (mostly larger as this one), for storage of little things or as spice boxes. Will be a lovely addition for your kitchen!