Whimsical Trick Box With Lunging Mouse

This late 19th century box, from Pennsylvania, is in excellent original condition. These boxes were made to surprise a person. When the lid is pulled open the mouse leaps from the box and the pin in the mouse's mouth would pierce the persons skin. The majority of these boxes use a snake, but the use of a mouse is rare. W: 3.25", D: 1.25, H: 3.15".