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Brass Ditty Box

1,200.00
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Brass Ditty Box

1,200.00

Brass and Walnut

American or English

Probably Sailor-made

This little box is a real gem.  Meticulously crafted, it is difficult to date but probably mid 19th century.  It is missing a few of the little pins that hold the lid to the brass band and there is a little bit of loss where one of the lost pins broke out.  The top and bottom are slightly out of round (as they should be). 

3 7/8" diameter; 2 3/8" tall

 

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Brass and Walnut

American or English

Probably Sailor-made

This little box is a real gem.  Meticulously crafted, it is difficult to date but probably mid 19th century.  It is missing a few of the little pins that hold the lid to the brass band and there is a little bit of loss where one of the lost pins broke out.  The top and bottom are slightly out of round (as they should be). 

3 7/8" diameter; 2 3/8" tall