PATRIOTIC BOX – fun little boxes for which the Germans were famous
This is a very well-made and unusual oval-shaped box. It appears to be made of zinc and measures 4 1/8″ x 2 ½” x 1 1/8″. It is double-hinged. As we open the lid, we find that the box is lined in either a coarse gray silk or possibly cotton. The top of the lid has a fancy design with a 1914 Iron Cross in the center. Four roses are at compass points outside the frame that surround the EK. The outer ring of the box features a series of small frames that have nothing displayed in them. However, they add an interesting decorative design. This is one of those fun little boxes for which the Germans were famous. Let your imagination lead you to whatever treasures you want to place inside it. Better yet, why not give it to a special someone?