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Hi I am hoping to find out more about a pill box I aquired. It has a crab marking on the inner lid, so I think it means silver outside of paris that it was made.

On the back of the body of thebox is the minevera (or whatever it is called) with a 1 next to the head.
There is a makers mark but it is unidentifiable(it doesnt look like it was stamped correctly?) with a magnifying glass tho it looks like a 1/2 diamond followed by an E.

A magnet doesnt stick but someone went crazy with the silver polish :)

thank you in advance


I'm sorry but I don't recognize the manufacturer's mark. Have you looked at the French marks at The ones I looked at were all diamond shapes. Maybe you can partially match your mark with one of those.

Sorry I could not help.

Best wishes,


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