Vintage Mexico Alpaca Silver and Abalone Inlay Hinged Pill Box - Trinket or Jewelry Box #c989

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Vintage Mexico Alpaca Silver and Abalone Inlay Hinged Pill Box - Trinket or Jewelry Box #c989
This handmade Mexican pill or trinket box is comprised of Alpaca silver and inlaid abalone. The box is oval in shape and its lid has been beautifully inlaid with colorful abalone shell. The lid is hinged and secures with a hook and knob closure. Two-thirds of the top has been inlaid with a very detailed abalone pattern while the other third has a looser, more flowing abalone shell inlay. The box can be used to store pills, jewelry or small trinkets and is the perfect size for carrying in a purse. It's such a sweet little box!

The box measures about 1 7/8 inches long, 1 1/16 inches wide, 1/2 inch tall and weighs 18.3 grams. It is signed and hallmarked "Hecho en Mexico" in a circle around the artist's initials "LB" and Alpaca" on the inside of the lid.

This is a wonderful handcrafted box that could be used to hold pills, jewelry or small trinkets. It would also make a nice presentation box to hold a gift of Mexican silver jewelry. The box is in good vintage condition for its age. It has some age patina to the outside and more patina to the inside, but it really just adds to its charm. Being handmade, it exhibits irregularities in construction that would not be found in a machine-made piece. It's a charming little box that would make a great gift!

SIGNED: HECHO EN MEXICO IN A CIRCLE AROUND ARTIST'S INITIALS LB AND ALPACA ON THE INSIDE OF THE LID

SIZE: APPROX 1 7/8 INCHES LONG, 1 1/16 INCHES WIDE AND 1/2 INCH TALL

WEIGHT: 18.3 GRAMS

CONDITION: GOOD VINTAGE, PRE-OWNED CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE AND STORAGE. THERE IS SOME AGE PATINA TO THE OUTSIDE AND MORE PATINA TO THE INSIDE OF THE BOX. BEING HANDMADE, IT EXHIBITS IRREGULARITIES IN CONSTRUCTION THAT WOULD NOT BE FOUND IN A MACHINE-MADE PIECE.

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