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Tunbridge Ware Box of The Pantiles by Henry Hollamby c1880

Heading : Tunbridge Ware box of The Pantiles by Henry Hollamby c1880
Date : c1880
Period : Victoria
Origin : Royal Tunbridge Wells England

Decoration : Mosaic scene of The Pantiles to lid within a floral border. Floral border around body
Size :  Height 10.5cm, length 24cm, width 18.9cm
Condition : One area of slight movement to mosaic on lid border 2cm long
Restoration : Professionally polished
Weight :  840 grams
 

Tunbridge Ware became synonymous with the spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells in the 19th century as wealthy tourists flocked to take the waters, promenade along The Walks, now known as The Pantiles, and enjoy the local sights.  The intricate tesserae designs became more and more elaborate and manufacturers such as Thomas Barton, Edmund Nye and Henry Hollamby applied them to every manner of usable and attractive objects.

This stunning box has to be the holy grail for any Tunbridge Ware collector.  The classic view of The Pantiles is taken from the Chalybeate Spring where the beneficial waters are dispensed to this day by a 'Dipper'.  Made around 1880 this view has barely changed 140 years later.  With it's original blue silk lining and paper lined base this is the best example we have ever seen. 

Eric Knowles Comments

Our shop will be located directly between the trees when we eventually open. This is the finest example of Tunbridge ware that I have ever seen

 

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