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
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