Round Victorian Aluminum Lidded Dresser Box Porcelian Hunting Scene and Depression Glass Insert
Rare and unusual large aluminum dresser box container with pink depression glass divided insert. Usually this style is found as a musical powder jar. However this one has no evidence of ever being a music box. The stepped beehive lid is graced with a beautiful hand painted porcelain round depicting a horse and dog hunting scene. The aluminum base is lined with wood and stand on 3 little paw or claw feet. There is a pink depression glass divided insert that is in excellent condition. I cannot say for certain that is a piece belonging to a dresser set or if it is a candy dish or table service item. It is a mystery.
The aluminum is in need of buffing. There are a few small spots of tarnish and perhaps some dirt. There are no dings or scratches. The porcelain round has microscopic scratches to the surface but nothing that is noticeable upon normal viewing. It is 7.25" across and 5.25" high including the lid.
There is some faint writing on the bottom on the wood but it is illegible.