This is an attractive little tin probably originally used to retail confectionery or little biscuits in.
Strangely for such a pretty tin, there seems to be no indication as to who the retailer was, but it appears to be English in origin as the word "copyright" appears near the base on one side.
It is very Art Deco in style and dates to around the 1930s - the imagery depicted is a romantic re-envisaging of earlier times.
The imagery looks at a pair of sweethearts meeting in a formal French garden, possibly Versailles.
The lady looks down at a flower which has just been presented to her - and her beau looks on with adoration. At her feet is her little lap dog.
The theme of the tin is obviously love, appropriate for perhaps a little tin containing high-quality chocolates as a special Valentine's Day gift... and around the sides are a pink and black frieze with little cupids frolicking with white doves.
Again, like my other tins in my store - this is a much rarer tin - and indeed a most attractive one. Never seem another like it.
It is in good condition - with only minor rubbing here and there to the image (looks so much more exaggerated in scale on my photo than is actually on the tin, for some reason). No nasty dents. It has a hinged lid in good order, and also nice and clean inside with no rusting. Little sections of gold highlights which again are generally in good condition.
I just love this pretty little tin.
Width is 5 inches; Depth is 4 1/4 inches and the height is 2 3/4 inches.
My price takes into account that this is about 80 years old and now a rare survivor.