ANTIQUE GEORGIAN ENGLISH SILVER SEPIA HEART & FLAME TOKEN / PILL BOX c1780
An antique English solid silver token box (or similar), its pull lid set with a rounded glass over a hand painted sepia / polychrome miniature, depicting a lady holding a heart to flame, and opening to reveal a velvet lined interior.
Such a sweet little early item...lovely quality & very collectible !
CONDITION: All original and generally good. Some signs of wear commensurate with age and use.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1780. Maker's mark 'IT/JT' in base, see pics.
DIMENSIONS: Lid 23 mm diameter, 11 mm tall (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 6.2 grams.