Posted 1 month ago
This old metal box with hinged lid is described in the website article linked here as:
"It is 7½ inches long, 4 inches wide and 2 inches deep, decorated with colorful lithographed mosaic tiles and the art nouveau style portrait of a woman with long, flowing hair."
I couldn't say it better... ;-) :-)
Mine is pretty much as described thus could be as old as 1920's, but I don't know that for sure -- that's an 'earliest possible' date I think. Its artwork on the top is now faded and worn but still there, the only differences I can find are the "(c)S.F.W.&S. Inc." small print at lower left (the article omits the 'F.') and lower right small print reading "2 LB.NET" on mine that's not mentioned in the article, plus I cannot find any "Tindeco" (box maker's) name on it anywhere.
-----------EDIT FOR CORRECTION-------------
The article mentioned above describes the *1lb* Salmagundi tin in size -- the tin shown here is the *2lb* size which measures 8-1/2" x 7" x 4" but is otherwise quite the same...