Magnificent Wavecrest lace enamel jewelry box by C.F. Monroe in the egg crate mold. Very large, exquisite hinged box has gilt mounts including ornate shoulder ornaments at each of the four corners. Hand enameled pansies in blue and purple with little stems and raised gold flourishes cover this piece, alternating with raised lace enamel flowers against a dark cream and white background. The gilt shoulder mounts add to the extravagance of this piece. The interior is milk white in color. This hinged jewel box is in excellent condition with no damage or wear. The photo of the interior shows a reflection of the egg crate mold cover, there are no chips or cracks anywhere on this piece. It stands 4 1/2" tall and measures 5" square. Circa 1900. Fabulous example for the serious collector in the highly coveted Egg Crate mold, with rare lace floral enamel.
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