This late 1800s to early 1900s covered milk glass animal dish features a lion lid and a rectangular container base decorated with wavy swirls surrounding an oval in the center. Possibly a food container of some type, the center circles are the right size for a paper label. I'm not sure of the manufacturer - I've seen this dish attributed to Eagle Glass Co. but I can't confirm that. The base is 5-3/4 by 3-1/4 by just over 2 inches deep to the scalloped rim. With the lion cover in place, it's about 4 inches high. The lion is well formed and nicely detailed, the four lid corners are decorated with fern type leaf designs.
The dish is in very good condition for its age and type. There's no real damage, so I'll get picky in describing the very minor flaws. The edges of the glass have typical mold line roughness in the form of extra glass around the scalloped rim. There appears to be a tiny fleabite nick at two different corners of the rim, these could also be mold issues. I see two tiny hairlines to the base that do not go through the glass but they are stained pale yellow, one on the inside, one on the outside. The lid has no damage. If you're looking for a replacement lid and have the base, please contact me - I have an extra lion cover with no bottom.
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