This is a French tall opaline covered box. The date is circa 1880.
The box can hold whatever a person wants, though the original function was probably intended for candy or chocolates.
The box is 10 ½” high to the top of the finial, and 7” high to the top of the bowl without the lid on. It is 6 ¼” wide at the belly of the bowl.
The bowl and lid are made of blue opaline glass. Around the outside of the bowl and the lid is an applied clear glass trail of rigaree. The bowl is on a twisted white opaline stem. The round foot and flower petal finial are a white opalescent opaline glass.
The edge of the rim of the lid that sits inside the bowl has either a pinprick fleabite or something got caught up in the glass, as there is some discoloration there that can be seen and felt. I provide a close-up photo. There are no other chips, nicks or cracks. There are two areas on the lid, where the applied clear glass rigaree is, and it shows as a blemish in the blue opaline; it is part of the glassmaking process. There are a few air bubbles.
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