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Lot 0213
A group of 8 Bilston style enamel patch / snuff boxes. 18th century. ++ Rectangular box with light blue base and white lid with memorial scene reading: "A Pledge of Love." Interior with mirrored lid. 1"h x 1 1/2"w x 1 1/8"d. ++ Oval box with bright green base and white lid reading: "Forget me Not." 3/4"h x 2 1/8"w x 1 1/2"d. ++ Oval white box with floral motif. Lid with lady's portrait surrounded by "May nature pain the Cheek and Virtue the Mind." with floral frame. Interior lid with burnished steel. 1"h x 1 7/8"w x 1 5/8"d. ++ Oval cobalt box. Lid with pink center reading: "Love & live Happy." in black surrounded by white flower frame. c. 1790s. 1"h x 1 3/8"w x 1 5/8"d. ++ Marquis shaped cobalt box. Lid with man and woman on a walk. Framed in white and gold reading: "Efteem the gift for those who give & joy attend you while you live." Interior lid with inset glass missing mirror. 7/8"h x 2"w x 1 1/2"d. ++ Rectangular box with green base. White lid with painted farm scene and "A token of regard." Interior with mirrored lid. 1 5/8"h x 1 1/2"w x 1 1/4"d. ++ Oval enamel box with yellow base and white lid. Lid has cup at center and "Alafs love's Dart's Gone thro' my Heart" surrounded by repeating border. Interior with mirrored lid. 1"h x 2"w x 1 3/4"d. ++ Oval teal box with floral pattern. Lid with woman and dove surrounded in gold: "As the Dove so is Love." Interior with mirrored lid. 1 1/8"h x 1 7/8"w x 1 3/8"d.
Provenance: The Collection of Janice Bernstew.
Condition: Cracks to glass, lids, and some discoloration. Please contact us for detailed condition report.

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8 Bilston style patch / snuff boxes, 18th century.

Estimate $800 - $1,200Sep 10, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USA