"The last Czar Nicholas II was only 4 years from abdicating his throne when this tea tin was manufactured. Although Russian in Origin, Zvetouchny tea was packed in New York (and possibly London)-which exemplified the cosmopolitan influence of Russia during that time.
This particular antique commemorated the International Expo held in Paris in 1913.
This tin is a tiny travel trunk, and it sports a fanciful exotic Asian motif on the lid.
Cthulhu thinks this is a bold little vintage item-fanciful, colorful, and just a trifle sad. It would certainly be an interesting conversation piece, not to mention the fact it could elegantly hold tea, tobacco, odds and ends, etc.
Cthulhu would like to note that there are numerous smalls scratches/wear and tear on this piece, a very small dent on the top, as well as some lovely patina within the trunk-nothing unsightly, just wonderful age.
The trunk is about 2.5 inches high
The trunk is about 3.5 inches long
The trunk is about 2 inches wide