Lovely 1904 Dated Jewelry Box Handmade Tramp Art Enamel Decoration
This is a special little jewelry casket. The body is made by chipped cigar boxes in the so called Tramp Art manner. Lid and sides were originally red velvet, the velvet cloth is now worn and shows a wonderful rose fané color – just for those who love old cloth. Between cloth and treen part a lovely braided string.
Top and sides are decorated with lovely ornaments, brass flower baskets, enameled brass Edelweiss flower and lion heads. To the top a beautiful cartouche with turned handle. All original and so amazing. The top shows the year 1904 and the front the initials of the owner.
Inside the old golden paper with leaves motifs (use traces present) and an old beveled mirror with a fine painted forgot-me-not flower and inscription “Zur Erinnerung” = Souvenir. The mirror shows some silvering but no cracks or chips.
The box is in good to very good condition. It shows here and there some chips or losses to the wood, typical for this sensible material – cigar box treen. No key.
Measurements: 10 x 5 inches, 5.2 inches in height.