This 1920’s gorgeous etui, pill box or thimble holder which is shaped like a ladybird is made from brass and enamel. The detail in the enamel top was produced by a French technique known as guilloche (pronounced - gee-oh-shay which means ‘engine-turning’). This technique refers to a series of intricate and repetitive patterns made in the brass, the enamel is then added giving the enamel a texture-like appearance. You can see inside the pattern from the inside of the pill box in the brass.
There is a tiny area on one side of the ladybird’s wing which has been repaired at some point but this is hardly noticeable as you can see in the photos. This lovely little pill box measures approx. 4cm x 3cm x 2cm.
A lovely antique pill box which would also make a fantastic container for the tooth fairy!