Three South Staffordshire enamel patch boxes late 18th and early 19th century

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Lot 123
Three South Staffordshire enamel patch boxes
late 18th and early 19th century

Sold for £ 504 (US$ 625) inc. premium
Three South Staffordshire enamel patch boxes
late 18th and early 19th century
Of oval shape with coloured bases, the hinged covers with decoration printed in black, comprising one with a church and the inscription 'A Trifle from Sleaford', 4.4cm wide (fine cracks, small restored areas), another with 'From Christchurch', 4.6cm wide (restored), and a rare box printed with a lady riding in a 'Yarmouth Coach' and inscribed 'A Trifle from Yarmouth', 4.5cm wide (some restoration) (3)

Footnotes

  • A 'Yarmouth Coach' was a narrow horsedrawn vehicle designed for use in the narrow Rows of the town. They were described by Daniel Defoe as 'a wheelbarrow drawn by one horse without any covering'.
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