19th century brass bound sailor’s ditty box
19th century brass bound sailor’s ditty box. The lid with folding brass carrying handle and brass name plaque engraved
E. Hawkins. The interior to the lid bears manufacturers’ trade label: Manufacturers of all kinds of Leather Portmanteaus,
and of the New-Invented Brass Travelling Trunks JAMES WYE By Royal Appointment
ORIGINAL MILITARY & ARMY TRUNKS (MAKERS)
394 (opposite….) The box has a removable wooden cover to void interior beneath and working lock and key.
English, circa 1850
W: 19" (48.3 cm)H: 8" (20.3 cm)D: 11" (27.9 cm)