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.


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Jennings Brothers pre-1910

Weidlich Bros c1914

Rosary Box


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:

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