Small Italian Vintage Mosaic Top Brass Box with Ball Feet. Lovely design of over 200 glass mosaic tiles---blue flowers and green leaves with pale orange centers surrounded by white tiles. Measures approximately 2" round; base is 1 5/8" round with 3 ball feet; 1 1/2" high. Cover has beaded design trim and original warm brass patina with some oxidation/discoloration and scratches along the middle where the top and bottom meet. Hinge works. Interior is brighter brass. Three clips inside lid hold mosaic work--see photos. There is an approximately 3/16" X 5/16" oval dimple on the bottom half of the box near the hinge. Inside there are some scratches, some in the form of "X"s. Circa 1910-20s, possibly earlier. Charming example of Vintage Mosaic work with wear commensurate with age, but in generally good condition--please see all photos.
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