Wonderful 1950s Sgrafitto style San Marino Italian item – a rare ceramic box with decorative lid. The potters of San Marino concentrated essentially on art pottery for the tourist trade using striking designs and bright coloured glazing so this was certainly brought as a souvenir from there. The leather back is also one of the characteristics of this kind of pottery. This particular piece is in very good condition showing bright coloured fruits and vases/bottles on a white background. There is no signature or maker mark. The box is in excellent condition for age free from damage but please note that the leader has bits missing (as per photos).
Dimensions: L 11cm, W 13m, H 6cm