Oblong, with ornate curved sides, cinched where lid meets box body, featuring raised horizontal decoration depicting large pavillion-like building, inscribed "St. Louis 1904" above architectural rendering, and "Palace of Electricity" below. Inscribed on lid, and legible when box is turned long side up is "World's Fair", all decoration framed by winding, sinuous, fabric-like band that wraps around perimeter of box. Reverse features raised decoration of woman, seated in garden setting, dressed in long, Classical-style garment, drying her hair, probably based on figure of Venus, behind her is statue of a similar theme, all framed by c-curves and counter-curves. Lid hinged on upper, long side. Striker on bottom.
Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener
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4.4 x 6.5 x 1 cm (1 3/4 x 2 9/16 x 3/8 in. )
Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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