This is one of my very favorite vintage pieces I have. I have had it for probably twenty years and love it more each year.
When I bought it at an Antique Show, they told me it was a Victorian Lunch Box.
It came in this beautiful paper mache hand painted box . The design on the top of the box matches the painting on the porcelain dish inside.
The box is stamped "Hand Painted in Japan".
This is the gorgeous dish that fits perfectly inside the paper mache box. It is divided into three sections. It is stamped "Hand Painted", "Japan" and "MM". So, that's all I know about it, but I dearly love it. The box has aged but is still beautiful.
My sister Jeannie doesn't care alot about most antiques, but this is something she has always be intriqued by, so some day it will probably be hers.
Till next time, Judy