Brass Spice Box

Material: Brass
Dimensions: Height: 7cm / 2 ¾in, Width: 13.4cm / 5 ¼in, Depth: 10.8cm / 4 ¼in
Place of Origin: England
Date: Probably mid-19th century
Maker or Retailer: Unknown
Present Location: Private collection


This kitchen spice box is divided into two compartments, which are tinned on the inside. The compartment lids are engraved with images of, respectively, a lidded saucepan and a kettle. The box’s oval shape and bail handle are reminiscent of the 18th century, but the design of the saucepan and kettle place it firmly in the 19th.

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