Antique Moser Glass Box Gilt Snuff Patch Trinket Round Bronze Mounts Hand Enamelled Strawberry Bush
Offered for sale is an antique enameled glass box. The small round handmade box of olive green glass with gilt and enamel decorations of a strawberry bush.
Size: The antique glass box measures about 1 3/4” in diameter and stands about 1” tall.
The antique Moser-type glass ladies patch or snuff box is unsigned. Dating to the 19th century these boxes were popular in late Georgian through the Victorian era and usually for holding beauty spots that were fashionable at the time. These type boxes were also sometimes used to hold snuff or as vinaigrette boxes.
A great modern use for these patch or snuff boxes is pill containers. In addition to this, they also make great storage for small jewelry or trinkets.
Condition: The brass or bronze mounts have a nice aged patina. The bottom of the box has a polished pontil and age-appropriate surface wear. There are some small spots of loss to the gilt, however no chips, cracks, or restorations. The hinge is in good working or and the lid closes tight.
Object Type: Box
Size: 1.75” x 1”
Antique Glass Box Patch Snuff Pill Gilt Moser Type Enamelled Strawberry