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18th-century English Enamel Patch Box

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Enamel: Pre 1900: Item # 982561

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524 North Washington Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

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English, Bilston, late 18th century, patch box,

These memento boxes were popular at the end of the eighteenth century and frequently given as tokens of friendship and love. Usually oval in shape, but also circular and rectangular, the decoration reflected the popular styles of the day. For example, by the 1790s Neoclassical style swags, doves, hearts, and borders were the most commonly used decoration of the day. This one reads "The Absent Not Forgotten."

Susan Benjamin. English Enamel Boxes. (1976).