Jewel Box Variations

Not only did art metal manufacturers cast jewel boxes in differing sizes and finishes, as their popularity increased, “variations on a theme” were also created by the company, as seen below–a way to sell “new” styles, yet invest less in design and manufacturing costs.

JB "USA"

Washington D.C. commerativemanufacturing costs.

Jennings Brothers pre-1910

Weidlich Bros c1914

Rosary Box

NB ROGERS

Then copying designs became a common practice practice among some of the Art Metal Manufacturers, since some designs were very popular, and each wanted to out-do the next. Also, patenting designs became too time-consuming for such a fast-developing area of interest. Here is one example:

PA Coon

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