H. M. Rio Co. Keystone ware is very rare and hard to find. The company was active in late Victorian era. Rival of the Wavecrest, company produced items in similar style and design. Always hand painted the products were embellished with various rococo molded patterns. This auction is for a round shaped powder or jewelry box, which will displays beautifully on vanity desk. Made of opaque white glass the box embellished with blue stain and polychrome hand painted floral design. Dated to 1890's it is marked on the base "H. M. R. & Co. / Phila. / Keystone / Ware".
It stands 2 3/4" high; 3 1/4" in diameter at the opening.
It is in excellent condition considering age, no chips or cracks. The paint shows slight if any wear and is as vivid as it was when it was first accomplished.
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