Although this is a small box, it is elaborately decorated. The design features a dark mottled inky-blue background with beautifully hand painted floral design with ruby, pink and white flowers with jeweled stamens and is further decorated with beading (jeweled) design around the outer border. The box has its original silk lining in the top only. The top and base are fitted with a decorative brass collar with a tight hinge that opens and closes correctly.
This box is marked with the Kelva trade mark stamp used by C. Monroe on their Kelva pieces. An example of this box is found on page 158 of the book Wave Crest: The Glass of C. Measures 3 1/4" high with a top diameter of 3" and base diameter of 3.75.
This nice box is in excellent Estate condition with the only noted flaw being the missing clasp on the collar. The background color is not faded nor is the paint worn - the decoration on this box is exceptional. We at Antiques & Moore have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible. We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business! Monroe Wave Crest KELVA Floral Decorated 3.75 Dresser Box, c.1900 (#3)" is in sale since Tuesday, January 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\North American\Other North American Art Glass". The seller is "antiquesandmooresales" and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
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