New Martinsville Satin or Frosted Green Depression Glass Powder Jar Figural known as Martha Washington's Trinket Box ...
This figural glass jar is known as Martha Washington's Trinket Box and was sold filled with bath powder puff boxes. Referenced on pages 26-27 of Whitmyer's Bedroom & Bathroom Glassware of the Depression Years(1990) The New Martinsville Glass Manufacturing Co made these figural jars during the Depression era. The jar is made from pale glowing green satin aka frosted glass.
The finial is comprised of three detailed figures of a lady flanked by a boy and a girl, all dressed in Colonial period style. The four sides of the rectangular footed jar are embossed with copious garlands of roses.
Dimensions are approximately 7 inches tall x 5 1/2 inches long x 4 inches wide, and in excellent condition, small indented flaw on the inner edge of one foot, and with slight roughness inside rim. As with all Martha Washington jars that I have had in stock over the years, the inner rim of the lid fits loosely inside the jar. Air bubbles and "strawmarks" are characteristic of glassware like this, made during the Depression period.