The straight-sided rectangular canister, formed from five pieces of seamed sheet, has a slightly curved upper edge. The cover is a flat sliding panel with a circular opening and high lip that fits into the raised domed cap. The surface has been highly polished.
ARMORIALS: engraved on side, arms and crest of Ayde, co. Norfolk.
Onn lower edge of back, Britannia; date letter O; maker's mark WI (Grimwade 3187)(repeated on base); lion's head erased; (repeated onbase, neck and rim of cover)
Tiffany & Co., New York, purchased by Theodora Wilbour, March 30, 1940, Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: April 11, 1940)
Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)