Year: Early 19th century
A desirable rarely found early punched tin trinket box.Nicely decorated with stylized birds the type typically seen on Pennsylvania Fraktur of the same period, 1780-1830.There is a very simalar box as this one at the PA Museum of Art in their Pa German collection.This one is nicer than theirs. Other forms of decorated tin ware from the same period can be found on coffee pots and candle sconces. Its possible that there was a latch on the front but I dont think so.Museum quality itself. 6 1/2" x 4" x 2"Enquire!