High-quality jewelry boxes are wonderful for the decorative storage of small treasures and are also well suited as a gift.
Classification of the category jewelry boxes
A can is a small vessel with a round, oval or angular shape. Characteristic of a can is that it consists of two parts: a lower part and a lid. Today, the tin almost only has the meaning of the packaging material. That was quite different until the 19th century. Because cans were richly decorated luxury items and as such a sign of prosperity and luxury.
Jewelry boxes in former times
Especially the jewelry boxes were popular pomp and honor gifts. These were richly decorated and often provided with a portrait of the donor. These jewelry boxes initially served as a collection and exhibit. Only with the time they were used for the storage of particularly valuable goods such as jewelry, sugar, sweets or tobacco.
The production of these jewelry boxes required not only craftsmanship time, because the production was very expensive. As a starting material in addition to precious metals also alabaster and porcelain were used. These materials made it possible that in times of industrialization, the production of jewelry boxes as a series production in porcelain manufactories was possible.
This reduced the cost of producing the jewelry boxes so much that they almost completely lost the character of the luxury item.
Today there are numerous jewelry boxes at very reasonable prices in the trade. And yet there are still manufacturers who make their jewelry boxes lovingly handmade. This is mainly because jewelry boxes have become a popular object for collectors