Overall: 5/8 x 2 x 1 3/8 in. ( 1.6 x 5.1 x 3.5 cm )
Oval cardboard box with removable lid, painted blue around the sides and with a multi-colored floral design on top of the lid.
handwritten: on bottom of box: "This pair of buttons / has belonged to and been / used by Hans Christian / Andersen." handwritten: on bottom of box, between the above lines: "H. C. Andersen / Manchetfnoff(?)"
The inscription on the bottom of this box says that the pair of buttons which it contains belonged to Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), Danish fairytale writer.
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