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Small footed glass jewelry box with image of Notre Dame Cathedral, c.1900s-1920s


Small glass topped jewelry box with colored photographic cut-out image of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris under the glass lid. Rounded rectangular shape with beveled glass on the lid, footed with cast and gold-washed brass sides. Sides have detailed acanthus design. Lined with light blue fabric.

A souvenir box from the early 1900s, most likely from a World's Fair. With its gothic spires and flying buttresses, Notre Dame was the symbol of Paris from its conception in 1163 until the construction of the Eiffel Tower in 1889. The Eiffel Tower stands 1,063 feet tall, whereas Notre Dame is 226 feet high. This glass souvenir box, however, measures 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 x 2 inches, and weighs 4 oz. In good condition. The thin metal legs are slightly bent in places. Stands sturdily, and hinge and clasp work well. Original lining.


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