This is an English art glass piece that is quite unusual. The lid has upward prongs to hold rings, and the entire piece is a box, so that matching jewelry is held inside the box. The piece is old and dates to circa 1890.
The glass is pink with a white opal inner casing.
The box is 7 ½” high to the top of the prongs and 2 7/8” wide at the mouth.
It appears to me that the prongs were gilded at one time, but with use the gold wore off, due to rings being slid on and off the prongs over the years.
There is a gold pattern on the lid and circling the side of the box. If you look carefully, you will see a bird as part of the pattern on the lid. There is a lot of wear to the gold pattern and to the gold trim on the box.
The rim is flat and there is a discoloration in the gold trim that appears to be a long-ago fix for a minor flake of glass. The bottom interior shows staining. On the side of the box there is one small dark mark embedded inside the gold pattern. There are no other chips, nicks or cracks. This is an old used piece, so expect it to show wear.
The bottom is slightly indented and smooth. The white glass shows through the pink glass on the bottom.
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