It is a very scarce piece of WW! Memorabilia, as Bulgaria, for much of WW! The box dates to around 1915 to 1918. It is a really charming piece of hand-made, antique folk art.
It measures 9 1/2" by 5 1/2" by 2 1/2. It is hinged, with dove-tailed edges. There is one small chip to the wood on the edge (see photo).
The writing means "Bulgarian Soldier". The color in the first photo is the truest. Pyrography is the art of wood burning designs as decoration that has been around for centuries. It is primarily associated, however, with the Victorian era, as that is when it achieved the height of it's popularity.
At that time, an enterprising company advertised (in all the woemens magazines of the day) a kit that included a tool for wood burning, as well as easy to follow instructions. It became all the rage! Bulgaria really embraced this craft, and developed their own style of pyrography that came to be known as "pyromania" because of the density of the designs they used. This box has some elements of pyromania - the design is small dense circles, but is only used around the edges. The design of the soldier is the main focus of the piece, and nicely done!
The box is charming, and won't disappoint! I try and recycle packaging materials as much as I can. I will make sure it's sturdy and the item well packaged. I believe in offering the best customer service. I have a lot of fun doing this, and I want it to be fun for you, as well.
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The seller is "jonesantiques" and is located in Bronson, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.