Vintage, possibly antique, silver on copper crumb box with engraved hinged lid with piano style hingeing and possibly painted or ebonised handle. The box has been cleaned but might benefit from further, more expert, cleaning. The silver plating is of good quality, as you might expect, with the only real signs of wear/loss being at the tip of the beading on the base where the copper is starting to show through.
There is a little surface scratching commensurate with age and use. Otherwise the box is structurally sound (which is unusual in itself as very often the handles are missing). The entire item measures just under 6in from the front of the box to the tip of the handle.
The crumb box base itself measures approximately 3.5in by 2.75in at the rim and stands just under 1.5in high to the top of the slightly domed lid and about 1.875in high to the top of the shell shaped lifter.
Exact age unknown but believed to date from the earlier part of last century, or before that. No visible makers marks or any other marks apart from the words SILVER ON COPPER on the base. Weighs just under 160g.
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