Victorian milk glass trinket dish and jewelry box set. Raised embossing floral scalloped design. Once was hand-painted but the deep bronze colored paint has worn with time.
Tray- 10" x 6.5"
Box- 4.75" x 3" x 2" tall
Character builders: The glass tray has a fracture that does not affect the well-being of the item. The jewelry box was cracked in half many, many years ago, maybe even by the original owner. It was fixed with a glue that turned brown with time. We cleaned it up and decided to practice the Japanese art of Kintsugi ("gold repair"): using trace amounts of gold or gold leaf to repair a broken piece of pottery or the like. We used 24kt gold leaf and delicately painted along the crack to embellish this one-of-a-kind antique. As a philosphy, Kintsugi treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.
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