Posted 5 years ago
I grabbed this one up in the early morning when I saw it freshly listed at auction with a Buy it Now. It was advertised as an inkwell. The ground color is Rubin, with beautiful cobalt papillon applied over it. The silver overlay is marked "Sterling" on both the lid and body of the piece. There is no shoulder on the inside of the rim, so it is not an inkwell, though the size of it is about what I would expect for an inkwell. And there is no wear on the top of the rim as if an insert were once suspended from it. The opening at the rim is only 1 1/8 inches across. We now know that this is a pill box, thank you LoetzDance for this information.