2 1/2 inches tall, 1 1/2 inches tall without lid. 3 inch diameter at widest. Patterned metal with treatment to appear gold, gold colouring is still quite strong. Intricate leafy vines with ridged background. Flower embossed on lid handle top.
Some blemishes inside bottom of tin. Visible dent on one side and on bottom edge, see photos. Pozzoni pharma st louis mo. Joseph pozzoni died in 1885, his wife a year later. Company continued, handed down to their 2 surviving daughters.
The gold puff box was invented by george t power a scovill salesman. An ad in 1895 for the tin appeared in mcclures magazine.
One of the first metal tins created for vanity use. It was another 18 years before pozzoni's offered. More information available on collectingvintagecompacts blog.This item is made of metal and tin.