What a sweet bit of dressing table paraphenalia! This light blue jasper dip box sports fou...
What a sweet bit of dressing table paraphenalia! This light blue jasper dip box sports four sprigs around the base separated by trellis devices, as well as one on the lid depicting two nymphs in the act of stealing sleeping cupid's arrow. The sprigs around the base include "Poor Maria," an 18th century motif, and groups from a series of baby cupids at work and play. The lid of this dainty confection is edged with a dense wreath of blossoms.
|Mark:||Imnpressed WEDGWOOD, ENGLAND|
|Date:||1891 to c. 1908|
|Dimensions:||Diameter 2 in., Height 1 3/8 in.|
The form of this box may derive from much earlier patch boxes, recepticles for the gummed...
The form of this box may derive from much earlier patch boxes, recepticles for the gummed fabric dots believed to accent the beauty of a lady's (or a fop's) face. While in its own day, this little covered box may have been intended for cosmetics, it has outlived that function and now can be treasured just for itself.