English enamel counter tray, playing cards, C. 1790 - For Sale
English enamel counter tray, playing cards, C. 1790
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Stock #: 1013599 Size: 6.5x8cm, 3.5cm high
Price: AU$ 780.00
English enamel counter tray, the basket form painted to the base with a table top covered in a jumble of playing cards, the sides with flower sprays beneath a basketwork upper highlighted in gold.
Probably Bilston (South Staffordshire)
References: ref. English Enamel Boxes p119 for an example, called a quadrille poole or counter tray, after the popular 18th century card game. These trays were sold in sets of five, one for each player and one for the kitty.