This is a vintage 1980's hand painted enamel trinket or snuff box made in England by Staffordshire Enamels. Made in the same tradition as their Georgian forefathers. This has a gorgeous and regal hand painted rearing horse on the top and has a blend of tens, greens, brown and golds painted on the body of this enameled box. Measuring 1 1/4" tall and 2 3/4" wide it is in excellent condition coming from my private collection and having been displayed in its original presentation box since purchased in the early 1980's new. The inside has been inscribed with a lovely saying about the noble horse by Ronald Duncan. History, Originating in Bilston in 1741, enamel boxes were made to carry snuff, sweets, and beauty spots. Eighteenth century courting couples made them popular as gifts betokening lasting affection. The entire piece is made from copper with the enamel applied and baked on for a lasting heirloom for future generations. This gorgeous piece will arrive to you in the original presentation box with the booklet describing how it was made from Staffordshire Enamels.
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