This is a small French art glass box with a more neutral decoration, and thus suitable for a male, or a person who prefers old glass to be decorated without flowers. The date is circa 1890.
The box is called a patch box, and it was used to hold anything small, like a ring or special jewelry, or even rouge. Men will use it to hold their wedding ring.
The box is 1 ¼” high and 2 1/8” wide.
The glass is green, and more of a lime color. The top is hand enameled in an alternating pattern of gold and white, with tiny white beads. The bottom has more of the tiny white enamel beads.
The lid snaps firmly in place.
There are no chips, nicks or cracks. There is age patina on the metal. There is some age wear to the enamel decoration. There is a line of gold trim around the bottom, below the metal, that is mostly worn away. Below the white beading around the bottom, there is what looks like a mold line, unusual, don’t think it is a mold line, but the glass bumps out slightly there, all around the bottom; it is how the glass was made and not a flaw.
The bottom has a circle that is slightly indented and smooth.
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