Posted 10 months ago
This is a small wooden trinket box that belonged to my mother as a child in Germany in the 1930's. It has an embossed design in the front panel and on the lid which is hand-painted. The front panel is a leaf sprig and the lid has a strawberry plant. The small clasp on the front is metal with engraving design. Both sides have two little four-dot 'nick' indents. The lid, which is attached with two brass hinges, also has the words embossed in the top left corner in German "Gruss aus Ottenhofen" which means "Greetings from Ottenhofen". According to wikipedia, Ottenhofen is a municipality in the district of Erding in Bavaria, Germany. It comprises an area of 4 sq. miles and has a current population of 1809 (2008). The box measures 3 1/16" long by 2 1/16" wide by 2 1/16" high at the center. Small but cute.