This is a snuff box, with Chester marks, which I think date it to 1895.
I can't find the makers mark of A & M.C, or what the little snake like mark is next to the date mark of F - it could be a C or what?
Overall dimensions 48 mm x 35 mm x 15 mm high.
Interior looked to be gilded once, but is worn.
pix here http://www.flickr.com/photos/27240960@N ... 169314394/
Thanks for your help.