'The Girl I Love and the Friend I Can Trust' Bilston Enamel Patch Box Antique Georgian c1790.



Charming antique Georgian Bilston enamel patch box with a charming motto to the top dating from the 1790's. Patch boxes were popular at this time to keep the must have fashion beauty patch spot in when it was not being worn, these black patches were worn to emphasize the beauty or whiteness of their skin
When first viewed the enamel looks in good order, no large chips or colour area's missing, on very close inspection, there is minor wear to the high points of the enamel & slight wear to the surface, see pictures as all side photographed. Good hinge to open & the box shuts securely. The mirror inside is cracked again see pictures.
Size 4.5 x 3.7 x 2.5 cm or 1.8 x 1.4 x 1.0 inches.
Weight 28.9 grams or 18.0 penny weight.

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