This is a very pretty little box that I found in an antique shop in Brighton.

It was not a happy little box when I found it.

The top agate was cracked so the box was displayed upside down to hide this .

I rescued it, cleaned it and stabilised the agate. I painted the hare in landscape on the top to follow the line of the crack, which can still be seen inside the lid.

It has intricate little faces on the feet.

Such an intriguing little box, which measures 2 x 1.25 x .75 inches.

Hare on antique box