This early, antique monteith was hand crafted in the traditional form, with a double, scalloped edge on the oval body, and small side handles. With a black, enameled finish, it was decorated with two oval panels depicting Chinese scenes in polychrome, with gilt accents. It makes a charming, small accessory.
DATE 18th century
DIMENSIONS Width 13.5 Depth 7.5 Height 4 in.
CONDITION Note: later restoration to the painted finish.
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