This is an American art glass box, made of purple amethyst glass, dating to the 19th century, circa 1885.
The box is 3 ½” high and 3 ¼” wide.
The rims are lined in brass, with a hinge at the back, and a snap closure in the front. Some photos show the lid slightly askew, however the lid does close firmly. The metal has age patina. There is some white residue under the metal that shows on the edge; I don’t know what it is.
The top is hand enameled in white with what is called a Mary Gregory type of decoration, which is typically a depiction of a child at play. This child is a boy holding flowers in his right hand, and a hoop and stick in his left hand. Foliage goes up each side. More enameling is around the sides of the box in the shape of hearts.
The bottom is slightly indented and smooth.
There are no chips, nicks or cracks.
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