It looks like 'The Pleasure Gardens at Vauxhall in the eighteenth century' lived up to its name. This enameled trinket box by Halcyon Days Enamels depicts the lively goings-on at Vauxhall Hall. There's strolling, drinking, dancing, bowing, flirting and chit-chat going on all around the sides and top of the box.
The miniature box was a limited edition...this one is number 728/1000.
The inside lid says... 'The Pleasure Gardens at Vauxhall in the eighteenth century.' Inside the bottom of the box is a quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley 1792 - 1822...'Are we not formed as notes of music are, for one another, though dissimilar.'
The box measures 3 inches across by 2 1/4 inches wide by 1 3/8 inches high. (This is the larger of the miniature boxes).
The base is marked...Halcyon Days LTD - London - Bilston Enamel - The Vauxhall Gardens Box - No. 728 from a Limited Edition of 1000 - Bilston and Battersea Enamels."
This highly collectible enamel box has a secure brass hardware clasp and trim. It's in excellent vintage condition with no issues.
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