Treen Mauchline Ware Egg Antique Victorian C1900.

Phillip Brough (Lomond Antiques)


This beautiful small black lacquer wood box in the form of an egg is known as Mauchline Ware. It has a decal on the lid with flowers and reads 'Present From Broadstairs'. In Victorian Times these Scottish made souvenir boxes would be made in an ochre-coloured wood an only occasionally lacquered. A fair lot of these boxes would depict scenes of landmark and sometimes accompanied with a wish or Poem. Mauchline ware boxes were specially popular to store sewing items like needles or as snuff boxes and are very collectable today.

Dimensions are: 7.5 x 5 cm or 2.95 x 1.96"

Weight 24.4 gr or 15.7 penny weight

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