Antique Box Patch Trinket Enamel Brass Battersea 18th CAntique Box Patch Trinket Enamel Brass Battersea 18th CAntique Box Patch Trinket Enamel Brass Battersea 18th CAntique Box Patch Trinket Enamel Brass Battersea 18th CAntique Box Patch Trinket Enamel Brass Battersea 18th CAntique Box Patch Trinket Enamel Brass Battersea 18th C

This 18th Century sentimental hand-painted enamel box with porcelain top was intended for decorative face patches or other small trinkets. Suitors would give the ladies they were interested in a tiny gift in a box. The box is oval with a domed lid, and the inside cover boasts a small metal mirror. The top features the sweet endearment "A small Token of Friendship" around an urn in a cartouche with decorative flowers and an encircling vine in black on a white ground. The bottom is a lovely lavender seems like enamel on copper, and the mountings are brass. The inside has a steel mirror that has dulled with age. The lid closes and fits perfectly. There seem to be some discolorations, and some damage, but not bad for it's age.

Size: 3/4" high, 1.5" wide, 1/4" deep (1.9 cm H, 3.8 cm W, 3.2 cm D )

Item ID: 3049a

Antique Box Patch Trinket Enamel Brass Battersea 18th C

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