Antique silver boxes have various uses. Traditionally, they had different purposes: as sugar boxes, powder boxes, tea-caddys (tea-box), spice boxes, jewelry boxes, pill boxes along with snuff boxes.
Antique silver bowls often have a flat form and with the purpose of testing wine. Another common use for antique silver bowls was for hunting, these being the so-called stirrup-cups or hunting-cups. Antique silver stirrup-cups can also be found here.