CF Monroe Helmschmeid Swirl Opal Ware Dresser Box with Orange Enamel Painted Flowers

A beautiful Helmschmeid Swirl mold by the C. F. Monroe Co., c. 1900 dresser box with hand decorated orange enamel flowers and raised beading to the swirl glass top. The bottom of the casket is an ivory white color. The trinket box has brass ormolu fittings with a working hinge and retains satin liner. Lovely early opaque milk glass.

Wave Crest glass was produced as an opal glass blank and was then hand decorated. Originally called "Opal Ware", this glass was at the height of its popularity from 1890 to 1910. Much of the opal glass known as Wave Crest was produced by the Mt. Washington Glass Co. and was purchased by the C. F. Monroe Co. as undecorated glass blanks to be decorated by their artists.

Unmarked, mold design is featured on pages 86 and 87 of the book "Wave Crest: The Glass of C. F. Monroe

Excellent Condition, minimal wear to enamel ~ No chips or cracks, bottom of the lining has some wear to it.

Measures: 4" diam 3 1/2" tall

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