Posted 10 years ago
This is my cherished Dove in Hand/Hand & Dove Atterbury milk glass covered dish, patented Aug. 27, 1889. The lid features a most beautiful hand gently embracing a tame and tender dove. Mold work is remarkable: Bird and lace cuff are rendered with exceptionally fine detail. 'Lacy base' has pedestal. Glass is full cream opaque white - a bright, glossy white. Box measures 6 and 3/4 inches long. I use it as a glove box.
Those who favor Atterbury glass will observe that the dove is missing a blue 'jewel' eye, and that the stone in the ring should be red. One day, I shall find an eye for the dove, a pale blue or muted pink. I find I like the ring's blue stone.
Atterbury was a American glass concern active circa 1865-1903.