Thursday, December 10, 2009
I just have to share this jewel box or casket I unearthed from the last shipment from England. This is the neatest brass plated cast iron lidded box with the most outstanding workmanship. The box has repousse...read raised or 3 dimensional...cherubs or angels playing instruments on the lid. The, on what is a separate layer, the inside the lid has been stamped with an al over really minutely detailed floral design. The box is a typical example of the victorian idea of everything being ornate and beautiful. I just loved it when I came across it at an antique market outside of Cheddar.
You can see more photos at Time Was Antiques.
We've had record cold here in the upper Olympic peninsula of Washington. It was 14 F the night before last....even so cold we had a cable outage for almost 20 hours from something freezing. Amazing...so much for global warming. :)
Off to our church's Christmas program tonight...really looking forward to it. Have a great evening and stay warm!