This is an American art clear glass box with a satin finish. The outside of the box on all sides and the lid are all covered in gold work and then refired. The only parts not covered are the underside of the lid, the interior of the box and the bottom of the box. The date is circa 1925.
The intricate and elegant gold work is similar to what you see on porcelain that is covered in etched gold work, similar to the works produced at the Chicago decorating studios like Pickard, except this handwork is done over glass. The piece is unsigned as to the gilder, artist and glassmaker, however the maker is DeVilbiss, known for making scent and perfume bottles and vanity items with this gold and enamel work on it.
The round box is 2 ¾” high and 4 ½” wide.
The raised enamel flowers are on the lid. Where you see white in the photos, you are looking at white enamel. The flowers and leaves circle the top of the lid.
The gold gilding is exceptional, with parts of the gilding acid etched so as to give two layers to the gold, and thus a raised design.
There are no chips, nicks or cracks. There is wear on the bottom of the box due to age.
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