Antique Royal Worcester trinket box with grassy green base and a remarkable miniature hand painted seascape across its lid. So meticulously painted you can almost feel the sea breeze coming up across the face of the cliff after filling the sails of the boats on the water below. A lovely lidded porcelain box perfect for presenting a ring or other small treasure to a loved one at Christmas or birthday. Undersides of both lid and base bear the stamped puce color Royal Worcester mark, date coded for 1913.
The Royal Worcester company, known for it's masterful painters in a variety of genre, began allowing them to sign their works around the turn of the 20th century. Possibly this one has a signature within the water at the bottom but, if so, I was unable to read it. Nevertheless, the style and palette of this small masterpiece will likely identify the artist to someone familiar with the company's production during this period.
Condition: A few small rubs in gold trim on edge of lid not much noticeable unless closely examined, shown in closeup. A spot of excess glaze on the underside rim of the lid and my loupe revealed a slight manufacturing flaw on its edge, also shown. No chips, cracks or hairlines.
Lid has a diameter of 2 1/4 inches, top of base diameter is 2 inches and bottom of base is 2 1/2 inches. With slightly domed lid in place the box is 1 1/2 inches tall.
1913 Royal Worcester Miniature Hand Painted Seascape Trinket Box