Here is a hand painted green covered trinket box in an unusual shape by Gerard, Dufraisseix, and Abbott (GDA,) Limoges. The six-lobed bowl has a matte green finish in variegated shades ranging from a yellow-chartreuse to a bluish sea green. The rim is edged in gold, and the inside is finished with a yellow pearl lustre. The soft green hand painted cover is adorned with three groups of powder pink roses accented with thorny stems of green leaves encircling the rim. The center crown-shaped finial is covered in gold, and the rim of the cover is also edged in gold.
The bowl of the box is 2-3/4 inches deep, and the cover adds another 1-1/4 inches to the height including the finial. The rim opening is 4-1/8 inches in diameter and the diameter of the foot is 3-1/4 inches. The bowl is 5-1/2 inches in diameter at its widest. The cover is 4-1/2 inches in diameter.
This pretty vanity piece was made by Gerard, Dufraisseix, and Abbott (GDA), Limoges sometime between the early 1900s to circa 1937. The mark is the green underglaze script "GDA" over "France."
There is a 1/8-inch chip on the rim that is nearly hidden when the cover is in place, and another on the underside of the cover where it fits into the bowl. The gold is quite well worn.
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