Absolutely delightful! We have never seen this particular decoration on a Smith Brothers powder box before and it has to be one of the best.
Hand-painted ivy in shades of green, gray and brown meander circularly across the eight-sectioned melon-ribbed jar. Raised enamel berries in bright red and white make this cheery decoration perfect for the winter season or at Christmas.
Smith Brothers was a very exclusive decorating department set up at the Mount Washington Glass Works (New Bedford, Mass.) in 1871. Harry and Alfred Smith gained a worldwide reputation of producing the finest and most artistically decorated glass. And though the production was limited, only the very best artisans from abroad were hired by Smith Brothers.
For this dresser box with a different decor, see the book, The Collector's Encyclopedia of American Art Glass by John A. Shuman III.
Approximately 5-1/2" diameter x 3-5/8" tall. Unsigned. No damage or restoration. Slight roughness to inner edge underneath the lid is not the result of damage, but from the retraction of the edge separating from the mold. This is a common feature with this particular double radius mold-blown lid design.
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