Bilston Battersea (English, founded 1968) for Cartier (French, founded 1847). A group of three enameled trinket or pill boxes, each depicting a classical composer; Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach and Joseph Haydn. The underside of each box marked "BILSTON BATTERSEA ENAMELS Made in England" as well as "CARTIER NEW YORK" Beethoven is numbered 448, Approximate height 1.25", diameter 2.37". Bach is numbered 543. Approximate height 1.25", diameter 2.37". Haydn is numbered 276. Approximate height 1", width 2.5", depth 2". Provenance: Property from the Estate of Mr. John L. Roper II, Former Owner and CEO of NORSHIPCO (Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation), of Norfolk, Virginia. Mr. Roper collected a number of fine American antiques and art including a noteworthy early American coin collection that sold at auction in 2014.
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