An Enamel Etui Or Bodkin Case With Thimble c1780

£1,100.00

Product Code:23032110

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Description

Heading :  Bilston enamel étui
Date : c1760-1800
Period : George III
Origin : Probably Staffordshire
Colour : Polychrome
Pattern : Enamelled farming scenes within gilt borders.

Features: The thimble unscrews to reveal a compartment for needles. or possibly perfume. Opening the centre section reveals the storage space for bodkins.
Condition :Excellent. a 4mm scratch to the enamel and a couple of very fine hairline cracks bellow the screw top thimble
Restoration : The stopper for the upper section is a replacement and does not fit. We have secured this in place with a little clear tape around the spigot for the purpose of the images. Our restorer can create a new spigot if required such that this will fit correctly
Dimensions : 13.1cm lenght. 1.9cm diameter
Weight : 40 grams

References:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art accession number : 24.80.73a-c

Eric Knowles Comments :
A remarkable survivor. to find a piece like this iin such good condition is rare

 

Additional information

Weight100 g

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