This is an original P&O (Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company) memorabilia jewellery or trinket box from the 1940's. It is made of gold metal and measures 8 cm by 8 cm and 5 cm in height. P & O coat of arms and the inscription - " Quis nos separabit " ( who will separate us.) The enchanting coat of arms is decorated with a lion, an elephant, a dragon & a kangaroo which represented the Company's considerable interests in Britain, India, China & Australia. The top of the box has etched designs around the edges. It has 4 ball feet on the bottom and is lined inside with purple velvet. It is in good condition inside and out. It would be a nice addition to a memorabilia collection.