Lovely original antique spice container, internally divided into six compartments. It is a lovely looking tin with a domed top and small brass handle on the top. There is a catch at the front to hold it shut. It is painted black and there are faded signs of the original painted gold detail. In the centre of the tin is a small metal grater for nutmeg and other such spices.
It has been well used and has developed the most beautiful aged patina which really sets off the whole piece. The paint has flaked and rubbed and there are small patches of rust showing through. There is some rust on the grater but it is otherwise in good condition. The hinges are good and the spice compartments are clean. There are some small dinks but nothing detrimental and it displays beautifully and is certainly usable too.
Diameter : 6 1/2" (16cm)
Height : 3 1/2" (9cm)