Sardine boxes in various materials and times. A Victorian idea. They had special pieces for just about every foodstuff you can think of and probably some long forgotten..

Sardine box with a glass liner. 1930s. English. Silver-plate and glass. Maker not known. Image © 2021 Etsy, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.etsy.com/listing/719249755/english-pewter-sardine-box-with-glass?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_a-home_and_living-home_decor-ornaments_and_accents-other&utm_custom1=k_Cj0KCQjwrsGCBhD1ARIsALILBYr6Jv3cjzb8aaL694zeSc16CddzTjDSz9tRfZhC_3avLeYhlcZBmfAaAhIkEALw_wcB_k&utm_content=go_1843970809_72389326289_346364630823_pla-371215830637_c__719249755_134047580&utm_custom2=1843970809&gclid=Cj0KCQjwrsGCBhD1ARIsALILBYr6Jv3cjzb8aaL694zeSc16CddzTjDSz9tRfZhC_3avLeYhlcZBmfAaAhIkEALw_wcB
Porcelain sardine box. 19th c. Antique. Made in Austria. Marked on the underside. Image © 2021 Chairish, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.chairish.com/product/2936489/antique-victoria-austria-porcelain-sardine-box
Sardine box with a silver-plated frame with sardines modeled on the feet and cover. Frosted glass insert. Late 19th-early 20th c. No marks. Image © Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates. Fair use license. via https://www.jeffreysevans.com/auction/late-victorian-sardine-box/

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