Old Gold Box Help

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by Donna HA, May 7, 2021.

  1. Donna HA

    Donna HA Pleasestayhome


    This is from my husbands family England and not sure but don't think it's a cigarette box. I think it's white pot metal? Any ideas of where from or ?? Value??

    3 7/8" L x 2 5/8" W x 1.25" H
    8.9 ounces / 253 grams

    gold box.jpg gold box 3.jpg gold box 2.jpg
  2. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    Japanese antimony-ware, they typically had a silver or bronze finish - suspect someone painted yours gold...

  3. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

  4. Donna HA

    Donna HA Pleasestayhome

    Thank you! I found one like it but was ceramic, never saw this one!
    thank you it's heavy never thought it would be Japanese at all from his mom/dad way back from England
  5. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    Popular import stuff...

    This ad is from a 1917 American retailer's catalog, but the British liked Japanese goods as well:


  6. Donna HA

    Donna HA Pleasestayhome

    thank you learn something new every day, retaining is another story lol
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