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Enamel patch box.

Additional Title(s):

Tho absent not forgotten

Bilston?, ca. 1790.
Physical Description:
1 patch box : enamel, copper, glass ; 3.2 x 3.9 x 3 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NK5004.G7 B46 1790 Flat
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of the Van Ness family
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Enamel patch box likely manufactured at Bilston, England, ca. 1790. The hand-painted top lid of the box depicts a pair of doves, each perched atop a heart, flanking the words "Tho absent not forgotten." The base of oval box is fluted and enamelled blue. The underside of the lid contains the remnants of the original mirror. The design is nearly identical to that of an object identified as a pill box in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum (see object 331-1907; http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O344599/pill-box/).
Subject Terms:
Enamel boxes -- Specimens.
Painted enamel -- England -- Bilston.
Patch boxes.

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