South Staffordshire enamel box with glass lid, c. 1780 - For Sale
South Staffordshire enamel box with glass lid, c. 1780
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Stock #: 1014016 Size: 5cm wide, 4cm high
Price: AU$ 380.00
Unusual South Staffordshire enamel box, the circular base enameled with flower sprays and c-scroll flourishes, the top with a clear glass dome fitted with a tight sealing brass rim.
References: This is a most unusual item, the purpose of which is open to speculation. It was most probably a sweetmeat container, designed so you could see the contents, the tight seal keeping them fresh.