Late eighteenth century English enamel snuff box.




Late eighteenth century English enamel snuff box.

   This fine example of enamel was produced towards the end of the eighteenth century. Enamel boxes were hugely popular at this time, snuff boxes, bonbonnieres and patch boxes were all in common use and the wealthy were known to have collections to allow for the use of different boxes each day. This superb example has survived in outstanding condition and can be compared to examples being produced at Battersea at the time, though patterns were often copied by other enamel producers, notably those in Birmingham and Staffordshire.

  This charming eighteenth century snuff box is 5cm wide, 4cm deep and stands 2.5cm high. (Measurements approximate). It is in excellent condition, with wear appropriate to its age. It has no damage and no restoration.