This antique early 20th century cut crystal dresser jar features an ornate sterling silver repousse lid made by the gorham manufacturing company in the cluny pattern. The sterling lid has a wide circular band that depicts different types of flowers and associated foliage.
The center has a slightly domed cartouche bracketed by a pair of rococo c-shaped decorative elements. The cartouche bears a faint monogram executed in an elegant period script that appears to read ghk. The jar itself has a round, slightly flattened shape and is quite heavy for its size due to its thick walls. The exterior is deeply cut with a repeating pattern of fans and diamonds bearing crosshatching and plaid motifs. The bottom has been finished with a starburst pattern made up of 24 rays.
The dresser jar is in good condition with no cracks or repairs to the cut crystal. The lid is original to the piece and fits squarely on the top. As an antique item, the jar shows signs of age including light marks/dents to the silver lid and chips to the edges of the cut decoration. There are some minor scratches on the underside related to storage.
These issues do not detract from the appearance of the piece and are mentioned for accuracy. The dresser jar is 2.75 tall as measured to the uppermost part of the domed lid.
The glass portion is 4" across at its widest point and the rim is 2.75" as measured from the outside edges. The lid is just under 3" by 1" as measured to its highest point. The piece weighs 12 oz.
This gorham silver lidded cut crystal dresser jar would be a great addition to a collection of antique vanity items in the cluny pattern or to a larger grouping of victorian/edwardian dresser jars. It also works equally well as a stand alone decorative accent. A pretty and practical piece perfect for display or could be filled with powder or items like cotton balls. To see the rest of my vintage collection please take a trip into my store by visiting bobsbasementtreasure. This item is made of american pressed glass apg rectangular jar and sterling silver lid.