Vintage Yellow and Gold Glazed Porcelain Bombe Small Box Colorful Flowers and Gold Trim Made for Lord & Taylor Department Store
Description: A beautiful, colorfully decorated, glazed rectangular shape with bombe sides porcelain box. The box has hinged lid which is equipped with a flattened center to serve a stopper to allow the box's lid to stand in vertical position when opened. The piece is decorated on the front of the outside with a gold gilt floral and foliate motif. The sides of the box are colored in a canary yellow background color. The top of the hinged lid is decorated with a beautifully colored floral transfer design in the center on a white background surrounded by a gold gilt filigree design and being framed with the same canary yellow coloring ad the sides. The box has a flat slightly recessed base with rounded (bombe) rising sides. The two halves of the box have a golden colored brass rim attached to the porcelain rims which are hinged. There is a brass thumb piece which is formed in the shape of a flower. The hinge has a small protruding metal piece in its center which prevents the two halves from opening all the way. The interior of the box is white, clean and decorated with small golden floral designs in the center of the bottom and the lid. The brass hinged closure is decorated with a beaded design. The bottom of the box is white and indicates that it is made "for Lord & Taylor". This is just a wonderful piece, which would make a great addition to your collection of small porcelain boxes. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain but most likely mid 1900's.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size and Weight: Measures ~2” by ~1 1/2" and is ~1 1/4" high with the lid closed. The box weighs about 1 1/2 ounces. The box weighs almost 2 ounces.
Marks: Written on the bottom "for Lord & Taylor" in reddish-brown cursive calligraphy under the glaze.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is definitely a nice box, which deserves a spot in your small porcelain box collection.
Condition: Box is in very good condition with no cracks, breaks, hairlines, chips, crazing, loss of color, or repairs. The hinge is intact and the box closes well and tight. The box has minor soiling along the edge of the base, which can be seen in the photos. All in all, a wonderful and great looking piece to add to your collection.