Tortoise Shell and 18 K Gold Cipher Domed Screw Top Dresser Jar
This is a very unique hand-made tortoise shell dresser jar or box, made around 1910. It has a mushroom-like shape to it and the domed lid screws on tightly to the body; an impressive display of craftsmanship since, as you may imagine, it was quite difficult to make a screw lid by hand one hundred years ago. The lid is topped with an 18 karat gold pique-work cipher. When the lid is on, the tortoise shell appears to be rather dark, but it takes on a lovely transparency and mottled coloring when opened.
This box is in excellent condition. It measures 3 1/2" tall and 2 3/4" in diameter at the widest points on lid.
DIAMETER: 2 in | HEIGHT: 3 in
Shipping Estimate: $15 | FedEx
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