The World's Columbian Exposition was a world's fair held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the New World in 1492. The centerpiece of the Fair, held in Jackson Park, was a large roughly rectangular water pool representing the voyage Columbus took to the New World.
This is a lovely and rare jewelry casket created especially for the 1893 Columbian Exposition that was held in Chicago. The four sides are beveled edge crystal glass so you can view the contents without opening the top. The beveled edge crystal top protects the colorful panorama view of the exposition grounds and is marked "1893 Chicago". The frame-work of the casket is gold painted metal with saw-tooth edges surrounding the crystal components, delicate embossed corner and latch designs and filigree feet. The inside contains the original red tufted pillow base, though faded from time in great condition.
The jewelry casket measures 4" in length, 2 3/4" in width and 3" in height. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; nice patina on the gold paint; excellent antique condition. Fantastic souvenir of historical significance.
1893 "Columbian Exposition" Souvenir Ring Casket