An adorable little Chase Co. (see NOTE below about Chase Co.) copper and butterscotch bakelite 3 section canister with a removable lid. Chase made a number of brass and bakelite items in the 1930s, many of them with strong Art Deco design elements.
The top lid has a bakelite apple (or cherry?) sitting on three leaves to adorn it. The center section has a row of leaves that are embossed across the center of it, while the top and bottom sections are smooth copper, giving the storage container texture. There are 4 pieces to this trinket container: the lid and three storage containers that stack on top of each other.
Signed on bottom CHASE USA with a stamped logo that is a Centaur shooting a bow and arrow.
Measures approx.5 7/8" tall to the top of the cherry on the lid. The 3 section canister has a 4 1/2" diameter.
In nice vintage condition with some patina and wear marks and a couple of dings on the lid and the sides - see photos. The canister lid and sections fit on securely and are also easy to remove.
Founded in 1876, in Waterbury, Connecticut, Chase Brass & Copper Co. was one of the brass manufacturers that contributed to Waterbury's nickname "The Brass City". One of the largest brassworks in Waterbury, Chase left the city in 1975.
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