In casket form, the beautifully hand painted internal lid denotes six compartments; Allspice, Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger, Mace and Nutmeg with the interior gilded with a lustre glaze. The small size of the box means it is easily transportable, although it would have sat in a convenient spot in the Victorian kitchen, as it would have needed to be accessible at all times. the black toleware box still has a heady aroma.
all in great condition , the box is in great condition but the smaller compartments have some slight oxidising and rust appearing.
Dimensions 21.5 x x 9.5 x 12.5 cm or 8.4 x 3.7 x 4.9 inches.
Weight 973.2 grams or 625.8 pennyweight.