English 19th century tortoise Shell box with the word pins scrolled across the top in applied sterling silver. The top opens to reveal an ash interior for pins and a green velvet lid. A button closure in tight working order and silver hinges finishes this case.
Fully hallmarked on the letter P with marks as follows:
Sponsor’s mark of CS * FS: Cornelius Saunders & Francis Shepard
Standard mark = Lion Passat for sterling
Town assay mark = Anchor for Birmingham or Chester
Date letter = N for date letter 1862 -63
Condition: Excellent condition
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