Posted 8 years ago
Glass boxes (or lidded pieces) were always sold to me as candy dishes (but the real candy is the colorful pieces themselves).
Were they purchased in gift shops and filled with candies or bonbons for Easter?... Maybe they were used at the table for jams, ginger, mustard or pickles?...or were they used for, anise lozenges, tobacco or snuff?
Maybe they were just given as gifts to be be displayed?
Please forward any theories...
Pic 1 - A group with the use of millifiore canes in cased glass
Pic 2 - A group with the use of glass ships (confetti) cased
Pic 3 - A Bambus decor: pulled (cased canes) over cased glass
Pic 4 - A collection of (dekeldose) lidded pieces in the Passau glass museum