Early Masonic Hand-Painted 

Porcelain Snuff / Pill Box

        

Here is a beautifully made hand-painted oval French porcelain snuff / pill box with a super bronze hinge and Masonic tools clasp.   The porcelain top depicts the Holy Bible with the Square & Compasses in shades of green, ivory and trimmed in gold.  My favorite part of this box is that under the front clasp is a hand-painted "W" denoting "west" and the under the back hinge is a hand-painted "E" denoting "east" symbolic of traveling from "west to east."  It dates to the early 1900's.  It measures approx 1 1/2 inches in diameter and stands 1 inch tall.

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