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Art glass jewelry box

Significance 

This art glass jewelry box was created by the Vancouver craftsman John Fraser, who owned Fraser Glass Co. which later became J. Fraser Glassworks. A native of Scotland, Fraser apprenticed at an art glass firm in his homeland for seven years prior arriving in Vancouver in 1912. Fraser was likely exposed to the influences of the Scottish designer and glass worker Charles Rennie MacIntosh. MacIntosh was famed for his romantic, yet streamlined designs which characterized the Arts and Crafts movement. The floral imagery on Fraser’s jewelry box is reminiscent of the famous MacIntosh glass rose. The box was made as a gift to John Fraser’s daughter Mildred.

Date Range 
c. 1915 - 1920
Artist 
John Fraser
Place of Manufacture 
Vancouver
Place of Use 
Vancouver
Dimensions 
12cm x 14.5cm x 24.7cm
Museum Location 
Storage
Catalog Number 
H990.287.9
Donor 
Estate of Mildred Cunningham, 1986