Featured Black glass lidded dish - egyptian revival? Help ID'ing appreciated.

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by aaroncab, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Hello glass wizards :) - it was recommended I post this dish I found today in this forum. Maybe someone knows something about this piece?

    Pulled this out of thrift store today not sure if it's anything to look twice at but I liked it so I bought it for 2 bucks.
    black glass dish - 3 footed - hexagon shape at top...tapers to a point at the bottom - almost completely opaque but a very bright flashlight held up to it does show a little dark purplish light. Some gold painting that is mostly gone ...and a pharoah/sphinx face as the finial on the lid... unfortunately his nose is nicked off on one side.

    About 5" in diameter at the widest - and about 5" tall.

    Is this art nouveau egyptian revival era - or a modern repro/take on it?

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    Thank you :)
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2017
  2. Cherryhill

    Cherryhill Well-Known Member

    It wasn't really Egyptian revival, but in the 1920s, with the discovery of King Tut's tomb, a lot of design elements from Egypt were adapted in European and American wares. This covered dish is one of them. I do not know the manufacturer.
  3. TallCakes

    TallCakes Well-Known Member

  4. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Thank you - you guys are amazing -looks like that's exactly right :)
    Lucille.b and cxgirl like this.
  5. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Colored pencil artist extraordinaire ;)

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