This antique German bread box is circa 1880, and is charming, in a mustardy yellow paint with black lettering writing written in Old World German script--unser täglich Brod gieb uns heute, meaning "Give us our daily bread." This, of course, is a phrase from the Lord's Prayer. The word "bread" or "brot" is written in an archaic 16th Century form, "brod." I have only found similar bread boxes in miniature size, same color, and it is a Rock & Graner reproduction of this large size. This piece came from the estate of a husband and wife who collected antiques from Germany while stationed in the Air Force there in the 1960s and 1970s. Their final stop was Kirkland Air Force Base, and they retired in Albuquerque. The one flaw in the box is that the latch no longer works, with the bottom metal part completely missing. There is also plenty of wear in the paint, dents in the metal, and the top takes some finagling to get it to close completely.
Measures about 12-3/4" in diameter, by about 4" tall with the handle down. Weighs 1.12 pounds unpacked. In addition to the flaws above, the piece also has rust spots.
A truly rare piece for the collector of German antiques.
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