This lovely Wave Crest Art Glass dresser box in the Helmschmied Swirl mold was made of opal glass and was hand decorated by the C. F. Monroe Company, c. 1900. The top and base are fitted with a brass band with a tight hinge and the box opens and closes correctly. The box is decorated with a lavender iridescent slip design with iridescent stars and pink flowers. Wave Crest glass was at the height of its popularity from 1890 to 1910 with most of the opal glass produced by Mt. Washington and was purchased by the C. F. Monroe Co. as blanks to be decorated by their artists. A variation of this box is pictured on page 91 of book "Wave Crest: The Glass of C. F. Monroe" by Wilfred R. Cohen.
Dimensions: 3 1/2" high and 5 1/2" in diameter (at widest). Weighs 1.11 pounds.
Condition: Box is in excellent Estate condition with no damage or repairs and although the original silk lining is missing, this is often the case with these antique boxes. There is also a crease (similar to a straw mark) in the glass on the bottom - a flaw that occurred during production. The paint is vibrant and is not faded. The brass bands have original patina and reflect normal wear.
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