This is an antique silver box onto which I have painted a miniature of a pheasant.

I think this box started life many years ago as a tobacco box because there is still some gilding on the inside.

There was an inscription on the top but it was so worn I could not read it. I expect it spent many years being used.

On the rim of the lid there are some tiny stamped marks.

The box measures 3.5 x 2 x .75 inches.

Pheasant miniature on antique box