This is a lovely Art Nouveau porcelain dresser top box. It is unmarked on the bottom but was purchased years ago in France. The box is hinged and has a gold colored metal strap that holds the top and bottom together. Some of the gold finish is tarnished.The primary color is lavender and the top is enameled with a swirling décor as seen in the photos. The box measures 5" long by 3" wide and 3" in height. The condition is vintage good. I have used it for years to put my rings away at night. I suppose it was originally for hair pins and buttons or cufflinks. There is lining on the top that has slight staining. This is a pretty little gift just in time for weddings and graduates.
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Art & Antiques from Victorian through the 1950's and slightly beyond
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