Antique English Biscuit Box

This is an old time English Biscuit Box. It was purchased in England from an antique store by the woman I bought it from. It's in excellent condition. The size is approximately 8 1/2 inches tall from the bottom to the top of the handle while it is pointing up. It is approximately 5 inches across at the top edge. The makers mark says H.C & Co. E.P.N.S. (or F.N.P.S.) Im pretty sure it isn't silver because the inside of the lid is more of a copper color.
Thanks for looking!