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How awesome is this! I have no idea what kind of metal this is. It looks like brass to me though. The bottom is stamped "silver plated" but most of that plating appears to have worn off. There is part of a word stamped above "silver plated" but it either wasn't stamped hard enough or it has just worn away over the years. There is also a symbol that I don't recognize. (If any one does recognize it I would Love to know what it is!) This is just one of the neatest things I have found in my treasure hunting adventures! It has a handle and hinged lid that no longer latches, there was no key with it when I found it, and if you look in the key hole it looks as though the key may have broken off inside it. There are also dents and dings and tarnishing which add to the charm this piece already has. There are four small containers inside which each have their own hinged lid. A shallow tray lifts out to reveal an additional storage space beneath. The entire piece stands 5" tall (not including the handle) 7 1/2" wide and 6" deep. The small containers measure from 2" by 2" to 2 1/2" by 2 1/8". I don't know the age of this but it looks Victorian to me.
*So after asking around the other awesome vintage lovers in the Etsy community and doing a little research with their helpful hints, I have come to the reasonable conclusion that this is an antique spice box. The obscured word stamped on the bottom is "Electro" which refers to the method of silver plating (thanks WLV team members!). I have searched around for other spice boxes and there are many made of wood and a few made of metal. None were as ornate as this one with the claw feet and etched detailing.
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