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Dome Topped Tunbridge Ware Box c1870

Heading : Dome topped Tunbridge Ware box c1870
Date : c1870
Period : Victoria
Origin : Royal Tunbridge Wells England

Decoration : Floral central panel to lid surrounded by a geometric border
Size :  Height 4.2cm, length 10cm, width 5.3cm
Condition : Excellent, original faux shark skin base
Restoration : Professionally polished
Weight : 54 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 lovely domed top example has a period paper liner and original faux shark skin base

 

 

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  • Product Code: 20020705
  • Availability: 1
  • £140.00


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