It kind of reminded me of the marsala dabba that I found a few weeks ago.
I may never know what their intended purpose was or how they were marketed and sold but I might give coddled eggs a try. I am not into exotic spices yet and if I were I have that dabba to hold them. As often happens I fully expect that when I quit looking for them I will discover their purpose. Until then they will dress up my collection.
Joining Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch here.