You are looking at a large and spectacular glass talc powder jar, which is covered in fine lace, and features gold metallic trim around the jar lid. There are beautiful French ribbon rosette swags on the lower portion of the jar, along with ribbon rosettes surrounding the inner rim of the lid.
The inside lid reads Talcolette (although it's backwards). When you twist off the lid, there is a metal top with a center which you turn to open. I didn't turn it upside down to see if there's talc remaining, but it feels light, so I doubt if there is any remaining.
The bottom of the jar has raised lettering, which I can't make out. There is also a stamp which reads: Proprietary, United States Internal Revenue, Series of 1914. The stamp reads: 5/8 Cents.
Underneath the lace cover the jar is rose silk fabric, which is mostly shredded/torn from the center of the jar down, although most of it still covers the jar. Underneath the torn silk there is quite a bit of writing, but I don't want to touch the silk, so I turned it upside down; the maker is: The Henry B. Gilpin Co., Baltimore, Md. It also reads: Talcolette in gold.
Except for the torn silk underneath the lace, this talc jar is in excellent condition, with no other flaws to note.
This piece is approx. 5" tall & the circumference around the bottom portion is approx. 8 ½".
This is really an exceptional and beautiful 1914 talc jar, with beautiful lace & French ribbon swags. It will certainly enhance any boudoir table.
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