Bilston Enamel Patch Box - Belle Vue House Southampton c1760

Heading : 18th Century. Bilston Enamel Patch Box
Date : c 1760
Period : George III
Marks : None
Origin : Staffordshire,England
Colour : Pink
Features: An oval Bilston Enamel Patch Box; the top depicting a country mansion in polychrome on a pink ground, which is named as 'Belle Vue near Southton Chalmers Esq." - this is actually an abbreviation for Southampton; Belle Vue House stood just to the south of Asylum Green in the centre of the city, and was listed as belonging to Mr Chalmers Esg in Daniel Paterson's British Itinerary, first published in 1776 (though extant five years earlier under a different name); white enamel interior, original mirror inside. Click-close ormolu mount
Condition :Excellent
Restoration None
Dimensions :4.3 cm x 3.4 cm x 2.0 cm 
Weight : 30 grams

Note : The original building was not on the site of the current offices of the same name, rather it stood in what is now the Ordnance Road Car Park, at national grid ref: SU421128






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