The oval Art Nouveu box was purchased from a little old lady at a rummage sale in Northern CA many moons ago. I remember handing over $10. One comes across many similar boxes over the years, usually they are Art Nouveau in style and feauring a floral or rose design. This one really caught my eye because I had never (and have not) seen another with a total of 5 faces with hair "flowing" all about.
This second box is rather simple. I'm not quite sure what it held originally. Perfume bottle of some sort? A necklace? Perhaps.
Note the details on its tiny clasp, the heavily beveled glass and the beautiful lining. Both are in great shape after all these years. The yellow box has lost some of it's fuzziness over the years but I don't mind.
I'm sitting here attempting to recall where I discovered it. I think it was in an antique mall in Las Vegas of all places for $15. It's made rather oddly and is very top heavy when the lid is raised due to the thick old glass.
Somewhere over the years I placed the ring inside for safekeeping. Don't remember how the Gillette man wound up in there. Once upon a time the faded rose petals must have meant enough for me to tuck them in.
It's good enough for me.