Antique Pill Box with Creepy Embossed Face | 1920s
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Here we have an unusual small pill or opium box likely from the roaring 1920s underground. He may be smiling but I can think of nothing but the devil's work when it comes to the past contents of this little gem. Pills, powder, opium...all I know is he's coming right out at you. Almost feels like a relic from a strange circus or freak show scene. I've looked all over the place and I can't find another one of these compacts. So weird and cool. Nice block of hair too.
It's unclear how much actual silver encompasses this little devil. The piece does not magnetize, so there's that. The unusual piece comes out of an old Twin Cities estate. I'm guessing it's from the earlier 1900s, likely the roaring 1920s. Just my guess.
The rare pill box measures 1 1/2" in diameter, and 3/4" tall. There is patina throughout, especially on the inside.....possibly residue of the devil's work. The cover fits fine, and it can you can remove the cover easily. Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
I ship FedEx to street addresses in the continental USA only (no PO boxes). Free shipping on the old pill box.
If only this little bad boy could talk. Get ready to cover your ears.