It is almost like a pocket watch in form. It is decorated on both sides and it springs open when you push the button.
The inside of the lid has a mirror and it smells faintly of old face powder. I acquired this piece in France, it is an antique piece from the Belle Epoque period. Very pretty design and useful.
I use a similar one to carry a chunk of shea butter hand balm lotion in my purse. I do have some delicate sterling chains in 18 or 24 inch length if you'd like to add one to your order, just let me know.NO MONOGRAMS on the piece. No hallmarks, this as an antique silver plated item. In estate condition considering age and has been hand polished and cleaned up nicely. There are a few areas of plate loss around the edges, more prevalent on the back side where the ribbons cross, on the edges of the leaves where a slightly warmer color shows. It still presents as a nice shiny silver color overall, with nice patina in the background of the designs to make the details stand out.
I don't really see any deep dings or dents, just a few nicks and one shallow linear impression on the blank cartouche, some surface wear and scratches. Very clean inside, may have been a pocket watch case that was converted at some point.Hinge is tight, it springs open with the button pushed and snaps closed securely. Like all my estate items - please note that while the piece is sturdy and has many years of use left, it is not in mint condition.
Measures about 2 1/4 tall by 1 1/2 inches in diameter. A very decorative AND useful item! The item "RASPBERRY French Victorian Silver Pl Pill Snuff Mirror Box Case Pendant Ribbon" is in sale since Wednesday, December 30, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Non-U.The seller is "callmemouse" and is located in Orange, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.