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Silver heart shaped box what is it?


#1

This heart shaped box has a top opening lid, it is hallmarked Birmingham 1930, can someone tell me what it is called and what its worth?
it measures 4cm in diameter and 4cm in height.
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#2

Its from UK but purpose must be the same.

This is a danish speciality - especially from Sønderjylland. And it is called hovedvandsæg - its for smelling water. Used in the 1700-1800 hundreds - they didnt wash so they smelled. These were used for some water to take the bad smell.

Now yours is brittish but as i wrote purpose is similar.

And it is truely a collectors item. Some danes have huge collections of these.


#3

Many thanks for the information you have provided me.