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 )
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