Here we have a gorgeous example of a Ramses satin glass powder box.
The jar is octagonal in shape and features graceful little figures and "drapery" all around. As you can see, the lid's handle is actually a woman with her arms held out to the sides. She wear a draping dress that expands the length of the lid. The drapery effect continues onto the straight sides of the box.
It really looks like the glass itself is pleated with sensual folds of fabric.
Each diagonal side of the box is embossed with a nude female figure.
There is a maker's mark embossed onto the underside of the box which reads "Paris, Ramses, New York".
The Ramses Perfume Company came to be known for exquisite presentation as well as provocative fragrances. Accomplished French sculptors like Clovis Viard would design the finest glass boxes and bottles for the company in the early 1920s and '30s.
As you can see, the glass is clear and yet sumptuously frosted, giving it a matte, almost icy finish.
There is some wear to the piece as well as a few flea-bites around the edges but it remains in excellent vintage condition overall. We see it adding a touch of feminine elegance to a vanity table or dresser.
Measurements: Total height (w/ lid): 4" Box measures 3 ¾" long, 3 ¾" wide and 1 ¾" tall Lid measures 3 ¾' long, 3 ¾" wide and 2" tall Total weight: 15 oz.
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