Antique sterling top dresser jar with repousse design and faceted glass from art nouveau era, birmingham hallmarks shm, vanity collectible. This delightful antique art nouveau dress jar vanity item is a lovely example of ladies accessories and finery of the charming eras in the 1800's to early 1900's.
An antique estate find, the smaller sized sterling top dresser jar has a very appealing repousse pattern with little forget me not flowers and swirled design with foliate. Within the lovely design, there is a makers mark smh as well as great britain birmingham sterling hallmarks; anchor, lion passant and lower case f dating the dresser jar to year 1905. The gorgeous sterling screw lid is atop a simple faceted glass base with an octagon shape. These jars were used by ladies for powder, rouge or perfume adorning their dressing table. They are also called puff jars.
Imagine the romantic dresser accessories of the victorian and art nouveau eras in the boudoir how very romantic. This would be a wonderful wedding present, birthday gift or token of love for a special lady beautiful collectible piece will make a nice christmas gift also. Such a sentimental token of yesteryear. Condition: lovely, rich patina (unpolished), sterling is soft and has a few minor dents lending character and charm to this 115 year old collectible piece.
Glass has bubbles but no chips. Measurements: 1-5/8" across bottom and 1-3/8" in height, and 1-3/8 across lid.
This item is made of sterling and dresser jar, vanity jar, repousse, faceted glass, swirl design, flowers, octagon shape, shm makers mark, lion passant, birmingham anchor. The style is art nouveau and historical.