MONROE Soft Blue Wave Crest White Swirl Satin Glass Ormolu Vanity/Dresser Box. This is an Antique Victorian Soft Blue Satin SHELL patterned Glass Powder Trinket Box, by CF Monroe, Wave crest. MONROE WAVE CREST GLASS Dresser Box is beautifully painted and embellished!!!This Wave Crest Dresser Box has a soft satin white swirl pattern on top with hand painted RED flowers decorating the inside of the swirl. The background color is a soft Blue in a swirl pattern. This antique 1800s wave crest glass flower enamel hand painted gold gilt ormolu ornate Swirl Soft Blue Jewelry box measures 3.5 in height and 4 inches in diameter.
The hinge works well and closes tightly. There is silk lining on the inside, however it does have some conditions issues. This mark is the beautiful red banner mark which also indicates "Trade Mark" and also the C. Co and what appears to be a bird in flight. Wave Crest glass is an opaque white glassware manufactured by the Pairpoint Manufacturing Company of New Bedford, Massachusetts, and some French factories.It was decorated by the C. Monroe Company of Meriden, Connecticut. The glass was painted in pastel colors and decorated with flowers. Thick enamel flourishes were added to Wave Crest glass as added decoration. The name Wave Crest was used after 1898.
About the Monroe Wave Crest Dresser Box. Did not manufacture its own glass; rather, it bought its blanks, i. Undecorated glass, from France, Mt. Washington-Pairpoint and possibly other American glass houses.
These glass blanks were of an opaque, creamy white glass called, by the trade. The majority of these blanks were made in a mold and the mold lines can be detected on the finished product, pieces have been discovered without any mold marks. Before the blanks were decorated, some of them were treated to an acid bath which gave the blanks a soft, lusterless finish. Many of the blanks had a matte surface painted on them which was the background color. Some pieces have been found with a glossy background color painted on all or part of their surface, very few pieces have been found in their original glossy state.
The majority of Monroe pieces may be divided into three main categories; Wave Crest, Nakara, and Kelva. Wave Crest is generally found with pastel backgrounds and on blanks with elaborate embossing, articles with dark colors and pieces with perfectly plain blanks are occasionally encountered.Monroe, the decoration is EVERYTHING. The decoration came in at least seven categories or'Assortments', as the company called it. The more intricate the design, the more costly the charge from the factory. Some of the finest pieces are possibly done in limited numbers and there may have been special orders.
The 1900-01 catalog states,'any change from our regular line of stock goods will have to be submitted to the factory, and special prices quoted'. The majority of Monroe articles are found with silver plated or ormolu metal parts attached to them. Some pieces have brass parts and these can sometimes be found with'CFM Co. While ormolu parts are found on a majority of the items, silver plated parts are usually found on table items such as biscuit jars, sugar sifters, salt and peppers, etc.And on quite a few of the Kelva pieces. The metal parts were attached to the glass with plaster of Paris. Please remember that antique and vintage are not meant to appear new.
That is the allure and charm of these items. Normal wear, scuffing and scratches. I do my best to describe all items as accurately as possible and to the best of my ability. Some of my photos may be somewhat lighter or darker than actual to better show detail or color. However, do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or with requests for additional pictures.International: Please message me for a quote. Several pictures were provided to help you make an informed decision; therefore, please enlarge them for more details as they are part of the description. As you know, Glass and pottery items may contain inherent imperfections such as bubbles and glaze irregularities that occurred during the manufacturing process; such imperfections will not be noted as damage. Unless stated otherwise, there may be some gold loss or other minor imperfections, such as very tiny dark dots at the bottom of some cups that happen during the manufacturing process or stacking dents/nicks at the bottom of cups, saucers, and plates.
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