Lot166: A Rare Bilston Enamel Patch Box “Before and After Marriage”

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An exceptionally rare example of a Bilston enamel patch box. The white-ground circular base is fluted with a band of raised flowers and leaves. The lid has a hand painted depiction of a happy couple one month before marriage. When turned 90 degrees the illustration shows the same couple snarling at one another – one month after marriage!

Country: UK
Width: 3.81cm
Circa: 1770
Condition: Fine

Low estimate:£300
High estimate:£500

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