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ca 1913 Sterling Silver Lidded Chester Hallmarked Cut Glass Dresser Jar
We LOVE dainty vanity items like this exquisite vintage cut-glass bottle with a brilliant sterling lid.
These gorgeous little bottles look incredibly elegant in a powder room or on a dressing table.
They just speak to a bygone era of sophistication and glamour. This little darling dates from 1913.
This jar features the most fantastic hand-cut pattern predominated by sparking star patterns.
Even the underside of the jar boasts a lovely 8-pointed star.
The lid is made of lustrous .925 sterling silver and features a gorgeous hand-hammered foliate-scroll pattern surrounding an elegant cartouche in the center.
Hand-etched accents and stippling give the lid an even greater sense of depth and dimension, making it a true testament to beautiful craftsmanship.
You will find three tiny die-stamped marks on the edge of the lid, the first of which is the "Lion Passant" (a mark ascribed to most British silver).
This mark is followed by the mark of the Chester Assay Office (a shield containing three sheaves of wheat which surround a sword).
As the Chester Assay Office closed in 1962, the collectability of Chester-made silver has gone way up.
Finally, the date mark, "N", indicates that the piece was manufactured in 1913.
The lid shows some oxidization and a few shallow dents while the jar exhibits a very small chip around the rim, though the piece remains in good vintage condition overall.
Measurements: 2 3/4" tall, Base is 2 1/8" in diameter, Lid is 2 1/4" in diameter Weight: 121.9 grams (4.3 oz)
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