Tunbridge Ware – A Small Needle Box with an image of The Ypres Tower, Rye Castle c1935

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Product Code:22110208

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Heading : Tunbridge Ware – A Small Needle Box with an image of The Ypres Tower. Rye Castle 
Date : 1930-1940
Period : Edwardian
Origin : Pieces of this nature are invariably attributed to Thomas Littleton Green who established Rye Mosaics with Richard Kemp. who had previously worked at the Tunbridge Wells Manufacturing Company. 

Decoration : The four sides of the box are covered with a chequered geometric mosaic; the sloping face of the topmost lid section features an image showing a pair of small crenellated towers behind a curtain wall with an arched gate. This. we would suggest – given the home town of the manufacturer – is the prospect of the Ypres Tower or Rye Castle. as viewed from what’s locally known as the Gun Garden.
Condition : Excellent; one tiny scuff to a corner of the lid; contains two original paper-sleeved needle packs
Restoration : none
Weight :  14 grams

Note : A family member of Thomas Littleton Green has pointed out that Richard Kemp was the son of Alfred Kemp. one of the partners in the Tunbridge Ware manufacturing firm of Boyce. Brown & Kemp which operated from Tunbridge Wells from 1873 to 1916.

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Weight100 g

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