This charity box was created for the Society for the Care of the Sick, Tiferes Jedidim, which was established in Copenhagen in 1821. The design was by Siegfried Wagner (1874-1952), a well-known Danish sculptor, and the execution by Mogens Ballin (1871-1914). The design is reproduced in the catalogue Mogens Ballins Vaerksted from the Vejenkunstmuseum, 2010, which includes a quote from a letter by Ballin, "I am quite busy at my workshop, since I am making a large order of 500 pewter boxes for a charity organization." Wagner also designed a pewter Hanukah lamp that was made by Ballin's workshop (illustrated ibid.).