Tunbridge Ware - Pin Hinged Trinket Box with Geometric and Floral Mosaic c1860

Heading : Tunbridge Ware - Pin Hinged Trinket Box with Geometric and Floral Mosaic
Date : c1860
Period : Victorian
Origin : Tunbridge Wells; England
Decoration : box lid with central floral mosaic set within continuous and banded key-line stringing; a further band of five square geometric banding within continuous key-lines; to the 'frame edge' of the box top, in which the lid fits, there is some unusual banded key-line stringing, made up of three colours set inside two continuous borders. The lid also has a small round handle affixed; the four external sides of the box are plain; lined inside with a typical Edmund Nye patterned paper, and to the bottom with a black, textured material of the same provenance
Size :  11.1 x 7.9 x 3.4 cm
Condition : Excellent; very few missing tesserae, a little damage to the box in the form of scratches to the lid; lining paper very good; base paper slightly worn with two corners torn off.
Restoration : none
Weight :  64 grams 


Notes : See above - from the Edmund Nye/Thomas Barton venture, probably made under the name of the former whilst the latter was his works manager

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  • Product Code: 22061905
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  • £140.00

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