A fine and attractive 19thc Tunbridge ware trinket box with a vignette of a posy of flowers. The box measures 2.5" x 2.5" x 1.25".
Tunbridge Ware originated in the 18th century in Royal Tunbridge Wells which is a spa town in the county of Kent in Southern
England. Tunbridge ware is a form of decoratively inland pieces of woodwork typically in the form of boxes. One of the
originators, James Burrows, in 1830 invented a technique of creating mosaics from tiny shapes of different coloured woods
called tesserae that can be carefully put together to form a pictorial vignette.
When you realise how the boxes were made you can appreciate just how much time and care was taken to produce each item.
This charming little box is in good condition for its age and has a pretty floral display to the centre and an ornamental
border. The woods all retain their natural colourings.
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A Fine and Attractive 19th Century Tunbridge Ware Trinket Box