This opal Victorian dresser box is decorated in the pattern sometimes referred to as “ray end” and sometimes simply referred to as “ray”. The gold enamel bronze was hand painted. The box could have been a covered pin or puff box. The lid has beautiful fiery edges.
It is apparent that both the base and the lid of this EAPG milk glass were painted at the same time, but I have never seen this lid on this base before and I have handled quite a number of Victorian milk glass boxes. I think (and this is merely my guess) that what may have happened did not take place at the factory, that is at Dithridge. I believe, it may have happened at the shop where it was sent to be enameled. Sometimes the enameling shop was right there at the glass factory, but sometimes they were not. I think the painter picked up the base and inadvertently picked up the wrong lid and simply painted them both as one combo. They were “married” at that little shop and have stayed together ever since. (Now, isn’t that sweet?) There really is no other feasible explanation that I can think of where the enamel would appear to be of the same coloration, use, and patina. What do you think?
Material: Antique Opaline Milk Glass
Color: White Opal w Gold Enamel
Height Together: About 3 1/2 Inches
Base Height: About 2 1/4 Inches
Base Bottom Width: About 3 3/8 Inches
Base Rim Width: About 3 ¼ Inches
Lid Width – from scallop to scallop: About 3 3/8 inches
When created: 1885 to 1910
Where created: USA
Who Created: Dithridge
Bottom Marks: None.
Glass Condition on Bottom: Excellent. As it was made and free of any chips, cracks, hairline fractures, or repairs
Glass Condition of Lid: Very Good. Actually I did not realize in the whole time that I had this set that there was a small problem on the lid. In fact, I did not even notice it until I was doing this write up. There is a rough spot on the lid on one of the scallops.
Paint Condition on Both Pieces: Very Good Antique Condition. Some of it is gone, but it is amazing how much of it has been retained on this puff box.
The price is for this one gold enameled puff box – base and lid.
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