Late Eighteenth century Staffordshire Enamel Patch Box. c. 1770.


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Late Eighteenth Century Staffordshire Enamel Patch Box. c. 1770.

This charming little box was made in Staffordshire towards the end of the eighteenth century. The fashion at this period was to cover facial blemishes where possible and felt (usually) “patches” were glued over the offending area. This delightful box retains its mirror to the inner lid and is decoated with an image of roses, surrounded by a raised white dot enamel frame. The base is a delicate blue and, unusually is lobed in form.

This pleasing enamel patch box is 4.25cm wide, 4cm deep including the hinge and stands 2.5cm high. (Measurements approximate). It is in excellent condition, bearing only light wear appropriate to its age and substance. It has no damage and no restoration.