This beautiful dresser jar comes from England and dates around the turn of the 19th/20th century. It is made of Bristol glass which originated in Bristol, England during the 1700's. Most pieces made throughout the centuries were functional in nature ranging from dresser sets to vases, and came in opaque to somewhat transparent glass with satin or glossy finishes, all hand decorated with floral motifs, some with birds and other smaller animals. This particular piece was probably part of a dresser set and used to hold dusting powder. It has a lovely nearly transparent satin glass and is beautifully hand decorated with a stylize strawberry motif including gold leaves. In addition there are dark violet enameled beads around the upper part of the lid and on the back side of the jar, as well as gold edging on each level of the jar from the base to the top of the lid. In great condition for it's age, showing little signs of wear, it measures 7 1/2" in height and 4" in diameter at the widest point. A delightful and lovely piece for any collection!
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