This trinket box, was made by Ricardo Angelo Gazzola, circa 1930, while he was a soldier in the Italian Army. He sent it to his sweetheart Maria Vendramini while he was completing his national service. He writing paper, envelopes and stamps so she could write to him and a photograph. Maria Sartori [nee Vendramini] joined her father Innocente in Melbourne with her mother, 3 sisters and a brother in 1936. They settled in Carlton. Maria was the eldest of Innocente Vendramini's children.

Physical Description

Rectangular wooden box, lid is attached with brass hinges. Inside the lid is a rectangular mirror, bordered with a light wood, the rest has been lined with a dark brown felt. The lid and sides of the box have been lined with strips of a dark wood, inlaid with small circles of a pale wood. between these strips of wood are the ends of chicken feathers which have been laid to create a zig-zag pattern in brown and white. Some feathers are missing as is some of the wood.

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