NS. An excellent rectangular clear crystal container and cover decorated with gilt star bands, cut blade rings, and featuring a hand painted black silhouette of the German poet, Gothold Ephraim Lessing (1729-1781), within a knotted ribbon cartouche. Condition: stand wear to the under-base; very minor rubbing to the gilt; minor wear; nothing further found. Circa 1890, glass probably produced by Meyr's Neffe, Winterberg, gilt Lobmeyr mark and poet's name to the base. Height 4.5cm/1.75in, width 23cm/9in, depth 6.5cm/2.5in. Three other pieces from this set available.