Friday, January 25, 2013

Vintage Victorian Lunch Box


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.

Enjoy!

Till next time, Judy


21 comments:

  1. Judy that is truly lovely! What an interesting piece and I love the 'age' on it! Thanks for sharing. hugs, Linda

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  2. I have never seen anything like this treasure before. How charming! Beautiful workmanship in it.

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  3. I have never seen something like this. Very pretty & unique!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  4. I have never seen anything like this, Judy. It's so beautiful, I think the age lends to that. Would love to some day find one!

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  5. I don't claim to be an expert but I believe that box and plate are pretty valuable. If the box is hand-painted, you might want to get them appraised...really beautiful!

    Cheery wave!

    Bev

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  6. That is a lovely plate.
    Merle.....

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  7. This is beautiful. I can see why it's one of your favorite pieces. So special!
    Karen

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  8. Judy, you always have the nicest treasures! I'd like to go antiquing with you...
    Marissa

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  9. How beautiful! I love all of the gorgeous detail!

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  10. So beautiful and the detail is gorgeous! Have a lovely weekend! xo Heather

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  11. I received my beautiful heart and banner and I adore it! It's so pretty!! Thanks so much for thinking of me. I will cherish it always!!!

    God Bless~
    Debbie

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  12. It's beautiful! I've never seen one of these. Amazing how elegant things used to be.

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  13. Exquisite! Such a treasure...

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  14. Judy, I've never seen a Victorian Lunch Box before and I'm enchanted by it! What a treasure - I can see why it's one of your favorite things.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!

    xo
    Claudia

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  15. Oh my gosh, I've never heard of or seen anything like that before. So very lovely and intriguing! What a treasure that is.

    Happy week to you!

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  16. Hey Judy;
    I have not ever seen anything like this Lunch Plate and Box, and I know what I am doing as far as Antiques go!!!!!
    Please have a professional look this over, as I believe that it is quite valuable and you could sell it and make some cold cash, if you wished to do such!!!!
    I personally think that a Museum would like to have this to display so that Everyone could see what was used once upon a time a long, long time ago.
    Take Care :-)

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