Fleuron Quartz Pottery Trinket/Powder/Jewelry Box
Collectible Memorabilia Item From The 1933 "A Century of Progress" World's Fair
Sticker under lid reads, "A Century of Progress 1933 Fleuron Quartz Pottery"
My antique appraiser tells me that Fleuron quartz inversion items are quite rare, and pottery from the 1933 World's Fair is nearly unheard of now.
So save me, and you, the trouble of auction fees - buy it here now.
This Quartz Inversion Art Pottery Piece is AMAZING! Subtle mixture of soft colors, floral decor on top, art deco beveled edges and flowers/cherubs around the main body.
There is some signs of wear around the outer edges of the rim (under the lid) and the felt shows a bit of discoloration, but is otherwise in great shape overall.
Quartz inversion pottery was a very temperamental process, especially in the 1930's, so there are numerous uneven spots around the underside edge of the lid where it had bubbles that popped and also a hairline crack around the base from the kiln firing process. (The felt nearly covers it all, but if you look very close, it is there just around the edge in the surface.) It does not effect the structural integrity of the piece and is nearly invisible, but I mention it in the sake of full disclosure. The base is nearly a half inch thick, and if it hasn't broken through in the last 83 years, I don't think it will! You could always re-felt it with a slightly larger piece, but I chose to keep it original.
I should also mention that it still smells like the powder it contained all these years and also smells smokey like the kiln if you get it wet.
Measures 2 1/2 inches tall, 3 1/2 inches in diameter and is 1 1/4 inches deep inside.
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