Bilston Enamel Snuff Patch Box Lawyer Quill Pen Devil Superb And Rare C1770 For Sale
This is for a superb old Bilston enamel patch boxdating to around1770-80. It is completely original andone of the cleanest i have seen, it looks like it has been away somewhere all these years as it is preserved perfectly, and these do suffer normally over the years. It has extremely interesting subject matter on the lid showing a picture of a lawyer, quill pen in mouth with the devil in the background with arms around...the caption reads 'A Lawyer and his Agent'. The box is enamelled indark blue to the body and white inside and it is hinged lengthways rather than sideways. The brassmounthas not been polished so it has picked up lovely rich warm patinaover the years that sets it off perfectly. Thebox is in truly superb condition, to find them like this is rare, there are no chips, no cracks, no hairlines, nodents, no missing enamel.....nothing it is as good an example as you will find. It measures 53mm x 42mm and stands 30mm tall. Pleasecheckoutall the other trinket boxes, art deco and art nouveau itemsalong with all the otherantique smoking and writingimplements and vintage ladies andgentlemans accessories we are selling on this week. We will always combine items together to reduce postage costs.
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